Soccer

Costa Rica ask FIFA for replay

2013-03-25 11:04
FIFA (File)

San Jose - Costa Rica is asking FIFA to order a replay of Friday's Soccer World Cup qualifier against the United States, won 1-0 by the Americans during a snowstorm in Commerce City, Colorado.

Costa Rican Football Federation Treasurer Rolando Villalobos said in a statement Sunday that documentation had been sent to FIFA to back the claim, including photographs and videos.

The Costa Rican federation said the climatic conditions threatened the physical integrity of the players, left the sidelines and markings on the field largely not visible and led to the constant entry onto the field of snow-clearing personnel.

The federation also argued that "ball movement became impossible given the quantity of snow on the field" and called for the punishment of the match officials who allowed the game to proceed.

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