Fútbol: Costa Rica protests FIFA after loss in Colo., USA prepares for México

The United States beat Costa Rica 1-0 last Friday night in Commerce City, Colo. in a qualifier match for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The weather for the game was less than favorable as players had to compete in blizzard-like conditions. After the match, Costa Rican manager Jorge Luis Pinto said the Costa Rican FA would file an official protest to FIFA, according to an article by USA Today.

FIFA confirmed today that they have received an official protest from Costa Rica regarding the weather from Friday night’s game, according to a Reuters’ article. The main concern for the Costa Rica Football Federation (Fedefutbol) was the physical integrity of the players and unacceptable pitch conditions.

While FIFA makes a decision regarding Costa Rica’s protest, the United States men’s soccer team is preparing for their next qualifying match against Mexico, the New York Times reports. The match will take place on March 26. The United States is 0-13-1 in World Cup qualifying matches in Mexico.


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