Thursday 15th June, 2006
Costa Rica Say Adios
Ecuador vs Costa Rica
Ecuador and Costa Rica have played each other eight times, with five of those games ending
Ecuador took the lead in the 8th minute when Carlos Tenorio headed in Luis Valencia's
cross from the right.
After just 28 minutes, Costa Rica tried to get the offensive edge by
bringing on Alvaro Saborio on for Danny Fonseca; knowing that if they didn't get a result
here, they would be out, along with Poland.
In the 54th minute, Ecuador just about sealed the fate of Costa Rica
and Poland, when Edison Mendez flicked the ball into Agustin Delgado. With this goal,
Ecuador moved to the top of Group A, above Germany.
Costa Rica's Alvaro Saborio hit the bar just before the final whistle,
but against an Ecuador side who have yet to concede a goal, it was like a fly landing on a
Ecuador swished their tail one more time, as Ivan Kaviedes slid in to
finish the game and Costa Rica's World Cup dreams.
Ecuador 3 - Costa Rica 0
1:0 Carlos Tenorio (8)
2:0 Agustin Delgado (54)
3:0 Ivan Kaviedes (92)
Ecuador: (Captain Ivan Hurtado)
12 Cristian Mora; 3 Ivan Hurtado, 4 Ulises De la Cruz, 17 Geovanny
Espinoza, 18 Neicer Reasco; 8 Edison Mendez, 14 Segundo Castillo,
16 Luis Valencia, 20 Edwin Tenorio; 11 Agustin Delgado, 21 Carlos
Costa Rica: (Captain Luis Marin)
18 Jose Porras; 3 Luis Marin, 4 Michael Umana, 12 Leonardo Gonzalez, 15 Harold Wallace; 6
Danny Fonseca, 8 Mauricio Solis, 10 Walter Centeno, 20 Douglas Sequeira; 9 Paulo Wanchope,
11 Ronald Gomez.
Coffi Codjia (Benin)
28 Mins (Costa Rica) - 19 Alvaro Saborio on for 6 Danny Fonseca
46 Mins (Ecuador) - 10 Ivan Kaviedes in for 21 Carlos Tenorio
56 Mins (Costa Rica) - 16 Carlos Hernandez in for 12 Leonardo Gonzalez
68 Mins (Ecuador) - 2 Jorge Guagua in for 17 Geovanny Espinoza
73 Mins (Ecuador) - 6 Patricio Urrutia on for 16 Luis Valencia
84 Mins (Costa Rica) - 13 Kurt Bernard on for 10 Walter Centeno
10 Mins - Luis Marin (Costa Rica)
28 Mins - Mauricio Solis (Costa Rica)
44 Mins - Segundo Castillo (Ecuador)
54 Mins - Ulises De la Cruz (Ecuador)
60 Mins - Cristian Mora (Ecuador)
0 Red Cards.
2006 World Cup Finals - Knockout Stage.
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