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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...
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...
Costa Rica plane crash kills 12, including 10 Americans

Costa Rica plane crash kills 12, including 10 Americans

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Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Twelve people, including 10 Americans, were killed in a plane crash in Costa Rica on Sunday, officials said.There were no survivors in the crash. Officials are still investigating what caused the plane to go down Sunday afternoon in Costa Rica's Guanacaste province, located in the northwestern area of the country.Five victims came from the same family and one of the pilots, Juan Manuel Retana, was a cousin of former Costa Rica President Laura Chinchilla, the BBC reported."A death has interrupted our family celebration. Our beloved cousin died as part of the crew of the plane that crashed in Guanacaste. Courage to his children and siblings and may he rest in peace. You will stay in our hearts dear #Juanmanuel Retana," Chinchilla wrote on Twitter.The plane was a private Cess...