CONCACAF World Cup qualifying

FIFA rejects Costa Rica protest

March 27, 2013
By ESPN.com news services


ZURICH -- FIFA has dismissed Costa Rica's protest against losing 1-0 to the United States in a World Cup qualifying match played in a snowstorm because team captain Bryan Ruiz did not complain to the referee during the match.



FIFA says the Costa Rican football association failed to meet the requirements of filing a valid protest of Friday's match in Commerce City, Colo.



In a statement published Tuesday, FIFA refers to a clause in its ...

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