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World Cup: Switzerland ties Costa Rica; knockout round next

World Cup: Switzerland ties Costa Rica; knockout round next

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NIZHNY NOVGOROD -- Switzerland drew a Group E match versus Costa Rica 2-2 on Wednesday, taking the second position in the group and getting into knockouts of the FIFA World Cup 2018 championship. The teams played the match in Nizhny Novgorod. Swiss midfielder Blerim Dzemali and forward Josip Drmic scored the goals at the 31st and 85th minutes respectively. In the Cosa Rican team, the goals were bagged by Kendall Watson [56] and Brian Ruiz [90+3, penalty goal]. Switzerland have gotten five points and moved on to the next round where they will play versus Sweden, the winner in Group F. The match will take place at 17:00 hours Moscow Standard Time [14:00 hours UTC]. Brazil has taken the first position in Group E with seven points. On July 2, it will face Mexico in Samara. The Swiss have nev...
Costa scores fortuitous goal as Spain survive Iran scare – report & highlights

Costa scores fortuitous goal as Spain survive Iran scare – report & highlights

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Media playback is not supported on this device Spain edged out a gallant Iran in an absorbing contest to ensure they will reach the World Cup knockout stage with a draw in their final group game.The 2010 champions needed a fortuitous Diego Costa goal after half-time, having been frustrated in an opening period in which they had 81% of possession.Iran, who defended admirably until the ball ricocheted in off Costa, instantly showed more intent and thought they had levelled, only for Saeid Ezatolahi's strike to be ruled out for offside. Carlos Queiroz's Iran side had gone...
Belgium 4-1 Costa Rica: Lukaku stars in Red Devils' final pre-World Cup win, but Eden Hazard limps off

Belgium 4-1 Costa Rica: Lukaku stars in Red Devils' final pre-World Cup win, but Eden Hazard limps off

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Hazard picked up a knock and was substituted on 70 minutes Monday, June 11, 2018 Romelu Lukaku starred for Belgium with two goals and an assist as the Red Devils ran out 4-1 winners in their final pre-World Cup friendly against Costa Rica on Monday night. The main worrying moment of the night for England's Group G opponents came when Eden Hazard limped off after picking up a knock with 20 minutes left to play. Hazard struggled after a rash challenge clipped his boot, however it only appeared a minor issue as he managed to make it off the pitch unaided. Costa Rica took the lead through captain Bryan Ruiz after 24 minutes, but were behind by half time as Dries Mertens and Romelu Lukaku responded. In the second half, Lukaku furthered B...
3D survey details dangerous megathrust fault off Costa Rican coast

3D survey details dangerous megathrust fault off Costa Rican coast

Science
Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Scientists have a better understanding of the dynamics of a dangerous megafault off the coast of Costa Rica, thanks to a new survey by researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz.The survey yielded detailed 3D images of the Costa Rican subduction zone, where the Cocos plate sinks and slides under the Caribbean plate.Unlike similar megathrust faults, the Costa Rican fault features unusual earthquakes, patchy in their distribution. The ruptures rarely spread to shallow depths. Scientists believe the fault's odd behavior is explained by its varied textures -- corrugated patterns created by subduction activity."Our new imagery shows large variability in the conditions along the megathrust, which may be linked to a number of earthquake phenomena we observe in the re...
Former Chelsea striker Diego Costa scores just minutes into second debut for Atletico Madrid

Former Chelsea striker Diego Costa scores just minutes into second debut for Atletico Madrid

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Thursday, January 4, 2018Diego Costa made his long-awaited Atletico Madrid return on Wednesday night - and wasted no time in getting back among the goals.The striker agreed a deal to re-join the Spanish giants from Chelsea in September but Atletico's transfer ban meant he was prevented from making his second debut until January.Costa was named as a substitute for Atleti's first game of 2018, their Copa Del Rey clash away to third tier side Lleida Esportiu.He received a rapturous welcome from the visiting fans when he was introduced in the second half.And, despite four months without a game, Costa took just five minutes to find the net, tapping home a cross from Juanfran.The Spaniard then sustained an injury but finished the game, which ended in a 4-0 win for Atleti.Let's block ads! (W...