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Late drama but Switzerland in to knockout stage after 2-2 draw with Costa Rica

Switzerland 2 (Džemaili 31′, Drmic 88’) Costa Rica 2(Waston 56′, Sommer 90 + 3′ og) By Caleb Mitchell Switzerland has finished second in the Group E standings after a 2-2 draw in Nizhny Novgorod against Costa Rica who exit the group stage with a point. Match #42 | #SUI 2-2 #CRC #SUICRC — FIFA […]

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Brazil leave it until injury time to score 2-0 win over Costa Rica

Brazil 2 (Coutinho 90’ + 1, Neymar 90’ + 7) Costa Rica 0 By Caleb Mitchell A persistent Brazil has triumphed 2-0 over Costa Rica in their round two Group E clash courtesy of late stoppage time goals to Philippe Coutinho and Neymar . Brazil’s dominance was reflected in statistics that include their 23 shots […]

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Serbia break a 20-year hoodoo with 1-0 win over Costa Rica

Serbia 1 (Kolarov 56’) Costa Rica 0 By Laurence Kelson Serbia have broken a 20-year hoodoo by winning their opening match at a World Cup for the first time since 1998, and handed Costa Rica their first group stage defeat since 2006. Serbia’s captain (and man-of-the-match), Aleksandar Kolarov (Roma), scored in the 56th minute with […]

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Costa Rica

By Laurence Kelson Team: Costa Rica Nickname: Los Ticos World Cup appearances: 4 (Best finish was quarter-finals in 2014) World ranking: 25 Coach: Oscar Ramirez Captain: Bryan Ruiz Player to watch: Keylor Navas It’s not often that a goalkeeper can be considered the star player for a team but Keylor Navas fits the bill. The […]

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Getting Real About Illicit Drug Use at EDM Festivals

The electronic dance music (EDM) business, propelled by large scale music festivals, has grown to an estimated worth of $4.5 billion, […]

World XI – Jakob Gisik

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (France) Lloris edges out Golden Glove winner Thibaut Courtois as the starting goalkeeper. The French captain wasn’t […]

World XI – Vincent Smith-Koppie

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois (Belgium) Thibaut Courtois finished the World Cup with a tournament-high 27 saves including some special efforts in […]

World XI – Ben James

Goalkeeper – Kasper Schmeichel (Denmark) The main reason behind Denmark’s group stage survival, Kasper more than lived up to his […]

World XI – Michael Djordjieski

Goalkeeper – Jordan Pickford (England) The 24-year-old Everton shot stopper was immense for England throughout the tournament. Pickford arguably produced […]

World XI – Josh Knox

Goalkeeper – Guillermo Ochoa (Mexico) Ochoa only featured in the four matches but made a whopping 25 saves in the […]

World XI – Dominic Unwin

Goalkeeper – Jordan Pickford Gareth Southgate’s decision to leave veteran Joe Hart out of England’s squad paid off after Pickford […]