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Costa Rica kicks off Gold Cup play against Jamaica at StubHub Center

Costa Rica kicks off Gold Cup play against Jamaica at StubHub Center

Costa Rica's surprising run to the World Cup quarterfinals last summer not only made it the second CONCACAF country since 1986 to reach the final eight of soccer's biggest tournament, it also stamped it as the region's best team. That's an honor Costa Rica will be out to defend when it begins play Wednesday at StubHub Center in the 12-nation CONCACAF Gold Cup. Costa Rica, ranked 14th in the world — the only country from the region in the FIFA top 20 — will meet Jamaica at 5 p.m. Canada will play El Salvador at 7:30 in the second half of the group-play doubleheader at. The Costa Rican roster for the Gold Cup features 12 players who were on the World Cup...

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