Costa Rica Soccer Team Survives Penalties, First CONCACAF Team To Qualify For World Cup Quarterfinals

The Costa Rica soccer team showed that they have an undying spirit, when they won on penalties against Greece. The Central American team becomes the first CONCACAF representatives to advance to the World Cup quarterfinals.

In one of the most exciting matches so far, the Costa Rica soccer team came out on top, even though they were down a man after the ref showed a red card to Oscar Duarte in the 66th minute. Los Ticos had to fend off with 10-men for the duration of regulation and extra time.

Costa Rica soccer star Bryan Ruiz put his team up on the board first when he sent the ball into Greece’s net in the 52nd minute. Greece’s Sokratis Papastathopoulos scored the equalizer after regulation time was over, in the 91st minute.