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 ...