Carli Lloyd and Morgan Brian scored in the first 10 minutes in the United States' 6-0 victory over Costa Rica on Sunday night at TIAA Bank Field.
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Raquel Fernandes scored in the 83rd minute and Brazil eliminated Costa Rica from the Women's World Cup with a 1-0 win.
Raquel Rodriguez Cedeno's first-half goal gave Costa Rica a 1-1 draw against Spain at Montreal on Tuesday in the Women's World Cup debut for both.
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When plotting out the bracket, it became clear that two of the world's best teams will likely meet early.
Karla Villalobos came off the bench to score in the 89th minute as Costa Rica escaped with a 2-2 draw against South Korea at the Women's World Cup.
Though the Costa Rican men's team had an impressive 2014 World Cup, the Ticas refused to be left in the shadows, qualifying for the Women's World Cup.
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