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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)

SEE MORE — Everything you need to know about the World Cup.

Before, during or after today’s match, join the conversation in the comments section below with fellow soccer fans from around the world.

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16 Comments

16 Comments

  1. goisles01

    June 14, 2014 at 5:31 pm

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

    • PeteMd

      June 29, 2014 at 3:54 pm

      Costa Rica is not an island nation, fyi

  2. CH

    June 14, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Close but offsides goal, lets see if it gets any attention since it was an experienced Euro ref.

  3. goatslookshifty

    June 14, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    What a great couple of days of football… and it’s only day three!

    • Christopher Harris

      June 14, 2014 at 4:59 pm

      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.

      • R.O

        June 14, 2014 at 5:02 pm

        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.

    • R.O

      June 14, 2014 at 5:00 pm

      Seems like right now, anything can happen.

      What’s the next big surprise?

  4. Flyvanescence

    June 14, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    And another big upset

  5. CTBlues

    June 14, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    BOOM Costa Rica!

  6. hoosiergunner

    June 14, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Bring Campbell back to Emirates! Wow, exciting last two minutes…

  7. Americano & Proud

    June 14, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    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?

    • R.O

      June 14, 2014 at 4:25 pm

      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.

      • Americano & Proud

        June 14, 2014 at 4:35 pm

        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.

  8. Bruce Gottesman

    June 14, 2014 at 4:18 pm

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

  9. goatslookshifty

    June 14, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    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.

  10. R.O

    June 14, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Hey Alex,

    Thanks for including who the Ref for the game is! 🙂

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