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FIFA rejects Costa Rica replay demand

March 26, 2013
By ESPN staff
FIFA has confirmed that Costa Rica's 1-0 World Cup qualifying loss against United States will stand, despite the former's appeal for a replay due to the adverse weather conditions the game was played in.

The Costa Rican Football Federation lodged an official protest on Sunday after Friday's clash in the United States was played in a blizzard.

The home side picked up a crucial win in Denver, thanks to Clint Dempsey's 16th minute goal. But conditions were atrocious throughout ...

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