ALL POSTS TAGGED "costa-rica"

Germany

/ 52 days ago

Germans blame WAGs for World Cup failure

Reports suggest that players and team officials were not happy with the "holiday feeling" surrounding Germany at the World Cup. The Germans ended their tournament run prematurely. Four points after three games sent the 2014 World Cup winners packing before the knockout round. Bild is claiming that DFB president Bernd Neuendorf and vice president Hans-Joachim […]

Germany

/ 59 days ago

Germany fly home early after crashing out of World Cup

The World Cup’s latest demolition derby of emotional turbulence ended with Japanese elation, Spanish relief, Costa Rican wonder at what might have been, and a German soccer nation limping painfully into introspective despair. The inquest – for the third time in four-and-a-half years – began immediately. German public broadcaster ARD brutally interrogated an exhausted Hansi […]

Germany

/ 59 days ago

Japan, Spain survive explosive World Cup group, Germany out

In a simply wild 45 minutes, Japan and Spain made their way into the World Cup knockout stage. Meanwhile, Germany won on the day, but failed to advance due to a poor goal differential. At halftime of the games, both Germany and Spain were in a position to advance. By the time each game reached […]

Costa Rica

/ 64 days ago

Costa Rica stun Japan to blow Group E wide open

Costa Rica beat Japan 1-0 at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium thanks to a 81st minute strike from Keysher Fuller that blew qualification from World Cup Group E wide open. Giant killers Japan who shocked Germany in the opening round hardly got a foothold in the game and would be left ruing their chances to […]

Costa Rica

/ 67 days ago

Spain lay down a marker with Costa Rica victory

It was clear prior to the 2022 World Cup that Luis Enrique had his Spain team organized. They had been progressing well since Euro 2020 and expected to reach the semi-finals in Qatar. Whilst it’s not always wise to draw conclusions from one match, the 7-0 dismantling of Costa Rica was eye-opening. So dominant was […]

Japan

/ 71 days ago

Japan World Cup 2022 preview

Japan’s national team navigated a mediocre group in 2018 (Colombia, Senegal, and Poland) to earn four points and a trip to the knockout rounds. How will they fare at World Cup 2022? Even with a better squad – their FIFA ranking has improved from 50 to 24 in four years – the draw provides a […]

Costa Rica

/ 87 days ago

Costa Rica name squad for World Cup 2022

Costa Rica officially announced their 26-man squad for the upcoming World Cup in Qatar. The Central American nation became just the second team to release their roster after Japan did on Tuesday. Captain Bryan Ruiz will make his third World Cup appearance for his country. The former Fulham star previously captained his team for the […]

USMNT

/ 306 days ago

U.S. looks to secure spot in Qatar in finale against Costa Rica

The U.S. felt good about its qualifying chances heading into the final game of qualifying in 2017. Bruce Arena and co. beat Panama by four goals in Orlando and traveled to Trinidad & Tobago. All the USMNT really had to do was show up, and they held a spot in Russia. Of the 27 potential […]

USMNT looks to improve on WC Qualifying against Jamaica

September’s round of three World Cup Qualifying games netted the US Men's National Team (USMNT) five out of a possible nine points. Realistically, it is not a terrible set of results. Especially when taken into account the fact that two of the three games occurred on the road in hostile Central American stadiums. But, U.S. […]