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Costa Rica Is Not Happy About This

Last night it was very cold in Colorado, and there also may have been some precipitation. Despite the inclement weather, Costa Rica played its World Cup qualifier against the U.S. Men's National Team, and lost (fair and square) 1-0. For some reason, they are piqued. From Reuters:

Furious Costa Rica coach Jorge Luis Pinto said it was an "embarrassment to football" that Friday's World Cup qualifier with the United States was played in strong snow, while his federation promised to make an official protest [...]

The referee stopped the game briefly in the 55th minute but only to ask ground staff to clear snow from the pitch markings and the game resumed after a few minutes.

Costa Rica's players showed little dissent on the field, going close to an equalizer in the second half, but they vented their anger after the game.

"Honestly, it was robbery, a disgrace, I've never played a game in these conditions," said midfielder Cristian Bolanos, who plays with Danish club FC Copenhagen.

"You couldn't see the ball ... if we had played without snow, we would have won, I am sure," he said.


Oh, please. Let's go to the photographic evidence. From the broadcasts on ESPN and Univision:

From Getty:


From the Associated Press:


Yeah, we don't know what they're complaining about either. You can definitely see the ball.

Furious Costa Rica To Protest After Snowy Defeat To U.S. [Reuters]

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