Costa Rica News
The United States, playing their second game under new coach Jurgen Klinsmann, were beaten 1-0 by CONCACAF rivals Costa Rica in Carson as Rodney Wallace netted the only goal in the 66th minute.
Hosts and tournament favourites Argentina brushed aside recent criticism to storm out of the Copa America group stage with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Costa Rica on Monday.
Costa Rica have recorded a 2-0 win over a nine-man Bolivia outfit in their Group A Copa America match on Thursday.
Colombia coach Hernan Dario Gomez admitted that his side had been far from convincing as they opened their Copa America campaign with a narrow 1-0 victory over ten-man Costa Rica.
Dennis Marshall, a Costa Rican defender, has been killed in a car accident.
Chile have called off friendlies against Costa Rica and North Korea next week in the wake of the massive earthquake which hit the country in the early hours of Saturday.
Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez dedicated his World Cup qualification to the children of the South American nation after it claimed the last place at the 2010 finals in South Africa.
Uruguay have taken a big step towards qualifying for the World Cup finals after beating ten-man Costa Rica 1-0 away from home in the first leg of their qualifying play-off.
Costa Rica coach Rene Simoes says he must find a way to lift his shattered team after automatic qualification for the World Cup finals slipped through their grasp in the last seconds of the final CONCACAF qualifier.
Honduras are seeking their first appearance in the World Cup finals since 1982 when they take on El Salvador in the final round of qualifying matches for the CONCACAF region.