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Copa America 2016: USA 4-0 Costa Rica: As It Happened

USA

Dempsey scored the first for followed by goals from Jermaine Jones and Bobby Wood in the 37th and 42nd minute to put the game to bed at Half Time as failed to hold on to a positive start.

Costa Rica started on a positive note but failed to build momentum and hardly fought back in the second half.

Zusi scored the fourth for USA in the 87th minute to keep their hopes alive for a spot in the knock-out stage of the competition.

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The Costa Rica playing xi have been announced

The USA playing Xi have been announced

HEAD TO HEAD STATISTICS

July 16, 2013 – USA 1, Costa Rica 0

September 6, 2013 – USA 1, Costa Rica 3

October 13, 2015 – USA 0, Costa Rica 1

Costa Rica

Both USA and Costa Rica failed to win their opening matches as the host nation lost to Colombia 2-0, while Costa Rica were forced to settle for a goalless draw against Paraguay.

USA lost to Colombia 2-0 in their opening match whereas Cost Rica were held by Paraguay in a goalless draw. Both the teams will look forward to secure a win which would give them a chance to qualify for the knock-out stage.

TEAM NEWS

USA

Possible XI: Guzan; Johnson, Cameron, Brooks, Yedlin; Bradley, Beckerman, Jones; Zardes, Dempsey, Wood.

Costa Rica

Possible XI: Pemberton; Matarrita, Acosta, Duarte, Umana, Gamboa; Borges, Tejeda, Ruiz; Campbell, Urena.

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