Colombia loses to Costa Rica but reaches Copa América quarterfinals

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Copa América 2016
Copa América 2016

HOUSTON, Jun. 11, 2016 (AMP) — Centenario : Costa Rica defeated Colombia by a score of 3-2 (halftime: 2-1), in a Copa América group stage game on Saturday night at the NRG Stadium in Houston.

Costa Rica dominated the first half thanks to goals from Venegas ('2) and Fabra ('34 own). Leading 2-1 at the break, the Costa Ricans further widened their lead in the second period with a goal by Borges in the 58th minute.

Colombia advance to the Quarterfinals. Costa Rica is eliminated.

Fixtures and Results : Group A



Colombia at the Copa América

  • 1 title (2001)
  • 22 participations in the qualifications (first in 1945)
  • Statistics: Champions (2001) Runners-up (1975) Third Place (1987, 1993, 1995) Fourth Place (1991, 2004)

Costa Rica at the Copa América

  • 5 participations in the qualifications (first in 1997)
2016 Copa América Poster
Costa Rica
2:3 (1:2)
  • 11 June 2016
  • 21:00
  • Houston

Group A

United States6
Costa Rica4


Copa América History

Copa América History

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