World Cup: Cosat Rica Beats Greece on Penalties

by Editor | June 30, 2014 2:48 am

THE GUARDIAN – Costa Rica made history by reaching their first World Cup quarter-final at Greece’s expense, though it was the way they did it that will live long in the memory, surviving half an hour of extra-time with 10 men before going on to prosper in the penalty shootout.

When Sokratis Papastathopoulos equalised in the 91st minute it appeared Costa Rica were going to suffer the same fate as their Concacaf neighbours, Mexico. Greece’s late goal took the game into extra-time and, after losing Óscar Duarte to a second yellow card midway through the second half, Costa Rica looked to have little chance of survival.

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