FIFA to Ticos: Blizzard Game Against U.S. Counts, Move Along Now

In response to an official request by Costa Rica’s soccer federation to replay Friday’s 1-0 loss to the United States held under blizzard conditions in Commerce City, CO, FIFA issued the following statement yesterday:

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FIFA received a letter via email and fax from the Costa Rica FA on 24 March 2013 with regards to the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier played on 22 March between USA and Costa Rica.

FIFA has examined the content of the letter and, taking into consideration article 14, paragraph 4 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup regulations, has confirmed that the conditions established in the regulations for an official protest have not been met by the Costa Rica FA.

Therefore, the result of the match played on 22 March stands and is considered as valid.

Ouch.

Meanwhile, the Ticos got three points last night back home, defeating Jamaica, 2-0, while the United States tied Mexico, 0-0, at the Azteca. Here are the latest Hexagonal standings after three games:

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