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Costa Rica will look to capture Group C in the CONCACAF Gold Cup when they face Jamaica Tuesday from Exploria Stadium in Orlando.

The Ticos scored twice in one minute to defeat Suriname 2-1, while the Reggae Boyz scored in each half to beat Guadalupe in their second game of this tournament by the same score.


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Luis Fernando Suarez placeholder image saw his team challenged for the first time in this competition and his Costa Ricans were able to come out with a 2-1 win and fend off an annoying Suriname team that attacked them throughout the game.

Having made it out of the Gold Cup group stage for the 12th time in a row, they will want to maintain their momentum and capture their group for the second time in their last three seasons.

After conceding the opening goal in the 52nd minute to Suriname, the Costa Ricans had a quick response, drawing six minutes later and then finding a winner shortly after that.

Before their return on Friday, it had been quite some time before this team won a match from a losing position, on May 27, 2016, to be exact, when they conceded the first goal to Venezuela, but then scored twice in each. time to win 2. -1.

They will love the prospect of capturing this group, facing a team that has not beaten them since September 2010, keeping the Jamaicans off the scoreboard six times in their last eight games against them.

They may head to the quarterfinals for the fourth consecutive season, but it has been far from a smooth ride in the group stage for the Reggae Boyz.

Theodore Whitmore saw his team struggle in the first half of their game on Friday, conceding an own goal when a shot unfortunately deflected Amari’i Bell after just four minutes.

That seemed to wake up the Jamaicans when they tied the game 10 minutes later, before getting a stroke of luck of their own, with a goal in the 87th minute that the Guadalupe goalkeeper Yohann Thuram let it squeak through your legs.

However, it turned out that the Jamaicans are inside, and they have always been able to show resilience in this competition, particularly in the group stage, having come out with at least one point from a losing position on three consecutive occasions, dating back to 2009.

They have been a very selfless team in this competition, with each of their four goals scored by a different player, while they have found the back of the net more in these two games than in their previous three games this year put together.

Costa Rica CONCACAF Gold Cup Form:
  • W
  • W

Costa Rica form (all competitions):
  • L
  • L
  • L
  • L
  • W
  • W

CONCACAF Jamaica Gold Cup Form:
  • W
  • W

Jamaica form (all competitions):
  • D
  • L
  • D
  • L
  • W
  • W

Team news

Bryan Ruiz of Costa Rica celebrates his first goal in the friendly against Belgium on June 11, 2018

Chicago Fire center back Francisco Calvo will be suspended for this game after being sent off in the 85th minute against Suriname, so expect to see the veterans. Kendall waston Y Giancarlo Gonzalez will start in central defense on Tuesday.

Esteban Alvarado replaced Leonel Moreira in goal in his last game and only had to face two shots despite the Gwada Boys putting their defense under a lot of pressure at times.

Joel campbell scored his second goal in as many games and is now 21st of all time for his country, just two behind Jorge Monge ninth, while Los Ticos remain undefeated when Celso borges scores, as the captain scored for the 25th time, putting him just one behind his teammate Bryan ruiz for the fifth of all time.

Jamaican forward Cory Burke scored his seventh goal for his country in his seventeenth appearance, while Flemmings junior he scored the winning goal, his second international goal.

Bobby reid sat outside his last game after testing positive for COVID, while Kemar lawrence Y Andre Gray they made their first appearance, both as substitutes.

Goalkeeper Andre blake He faced three shots in his last game, coming off with his second straight win.

Possible starting lineup of Costa Rica:
Moreira; Matarrita, Waston, González, Fuller; Ruiz, Borges; Marin; Lassiter, Rodríguez, Campbell

Possible starting lineup of Jamaica:
Blake; Powell, Lowe, Moore, Bell; Magee, Hector, Johnson, Gray; Burke, Flemmings


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Correct Score: Costa Rica 2-0 Jamaica

The Costa Ricans came to this tournament shortly after a 4-0 loss to the United States in a friendly, but somehow they have been able to turn it around quickly with a new coach who has restored to this team the belief that they can go far in this competition.

Jamaica have given up many quality scoring opportunities in their first two games, but were lucky enough to face a couple of teams with limited attacking options.


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