Uruguay vs Costa Rica, World Cup Open Thread

Uruguay star striker Luis Suarez is on the bench and isn’t fit to start the match, so the focus will turn to Diego Forlan and Edinson Cavani to score the goals today for Uruguay against Costa Rica.

Where to watch the Uruguay vs Costa Rica game on US television. Kick-off time is 3pm ET/Noon PT:

• English language: ABC and Watch ABC
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Starting line-ups:

Uruguay: Muslera, Maxi Pereira, Lugano, Godin, Caceres, Stuani,Arevalo Rios, Gargano, Rodriguez, Forlan, Cavani.

Costa Rica: Navas, Gamboa, Duarte, Gonzalez, Umana, Diaz, Borges, Tejeda, Bolanos, Ruiz, Campbell

Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)

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16 thoughts on “Uruguay vs Costa Rica, World Cup Open Thread”

  1. Good call by the ref for the penalty. Everyone complains about the holding and this ref had the courage to finally do something about it.

  2. Umm, Uruguay, if you’re losing to Costa Rica you’re going to have trouble getting even 1 point out of this group…

  3. Costa Rica making a statement now and showing that CONCACAF is more than just two teams. Unlucky not to be up by 2. Here comes Súarez?

    1. I feel it’s more that Teams from America’s Continent want to go all out to give a good showing.

      While Africa teams wanted to do the same in 2010, they didn’t have the higher internal drive like the teams from South, Central and North America do.

      1. Perhaps that’s a factor but both of these teams are in the Americas. I think its more likely that Uruguay overlooked CR to an extent and misses a healthy Súarez more than anything.

    1. Looks like 3-1 and 3-0 are the most prevalent scorelines in the World Cup so far. So here comes a nil-nil draw from Italy-England to put a damper on things.

      1. lol.

        Maybe not. I’m thinking teams are seeing the goals being scored and feel they better score as it could come down to goal difference.

        I say England-Italy 2:2 that my guess.

  4. The headlines tomorrow read: “U-Rica” – Strategy backfires against Suarez-less South American giants as small island nation shocks 3-1.

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