Raul Jimenez converted a penalty in the 71st minute to give Mexico a 3-2 win over Costa Rica in a back-and-forth friendly match on Thursday night.
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Costa Rica, buoyed by a recent rise in prominence in CONCACAF and on the world stage, has created a budding rivalry with Mexico.
Costa Rica has hired former Club America and Leon coach Gustavo Matosas as the squad's new manager, the country's federation announced on Tuesday.
Navas, 31, faces competition from summer signing Thibaut Courtois at Real Madrid.
Former Chivas coach Matias Almeyda has had talks with Costa Rica about coaching their national team and said he has not had any other approach.
The Costa Rica soccer federation says national team coach Oscar Ramirez is out after the team's disappointing performance at the World Cup.
The head of North American soccer says the region's teams need until 2026 at a home World Cup to reach their full potential.
Switzerland made it to the last 16 but won't scare many on this showing while Costa Rica made it 32 out of 32 teams to score a World Cup goal.
Switzerland advanced to the knockout stage of the World Cup despite allowing a late lead to slip away in a 2-2 draw with Costa Rica.
Brazil need a point against Serbia to guarantee their place, while Switzerland just need draw as well. Champions Germany are OUT.
There will be no more politically charged celebrations from Switzerland at the World Cup, midfielder Valon Behrami said after team mates Granit Xhak
Costa Rica coach Oscar Ramirez said there was little more his team could have done after being eliminated from the World Cup in a loss to Brazil.
Brazil will get the headlines for leaving it late, but the biggest triumph was having Neymar's penalty overturned by VAR review.
Coutinho raced onto a touch from Gabriel Jesus and prodded the ball past Keylor Navas, with Neymar firing in from close range in the final seconds.
After wins for Brazil and Nigeria, Friday wraps up with a clash of European counterparts.
Costa Rica coach Oscar Ramirez could task two of his players with man-marking Brazil playmaker Neymar.
Brazil coach Tite has confirmed that forward Neymar will start against Costa Rica on Friday, after he left training on Tuesday with an injury.
Serbia needed a moment of pure quality from their defender to see off a resilient Costa Rica side, whose hopes of progress already look bleak.
Superb strike enough for 1-0 win over Costa Rica in scrappy match at the Samara Arena.
Favourites Brazil and Neymar open the tournament with Switzerland, after world champions Germany were stunned by Mexico and Serbia beat Costa Rica.
Serbia and Costa Rica begin their World Cup campaigns on Sunday with the teams likely to adopt contrasting approaches.
The Costa Rican federation confirmed Matarrita will be replaced on the Ticos' roster by Kenner Gutierrez.
Contrary to the debate in the U.S., Costa Rica's emergence has been credited to the presence of Major League Soccer players on their roster.
Belgium's easy 4-1 win over Costa Rica in their final World Cup warm-up took a scary turn when Eden Hazard limped off in the 70th minute.