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Costa Rica 0-1 Mexico, result, goals, summary: international friendly match

Rodrigo Serrano

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Costa Rica vs Mexico live: International Friendly Game

Mexico has won the game thanks to a goal from Hirving Lozano. Thanks for watching the play by play of El Tri against Costa Rica. This is the final game of the FIFA international break of March. Mexico has not lost against Costa Rica since 2013 and both teams will meet in the semifinal of the CONCACAF Nations League iin 3 June.

The game has ended with Mexico winning 1-0.

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Four minutes added of stoppage time.

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Unbelievable! Alan Cruz was alone inside the box and he tried to chip it as Talavera was coming out, but his shot goes over the goal.

Zuhander Zuñiga comes in replacing Joel Campbell. 

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Lainez took the corner kick, Romo flicks it and in the second post Hirving Lozano was able to header the ball and score the first goal of the game.

GOOOOOOOOAL! Hirving Lozano finds the back of the net!

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Corner kick for Mexico.

Efraín Álvarez is caught off side.

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Luis Romo header goes over the goal! Mexico can't capitalize all the plays they have generated.

Cristian Martínez replaces Bryan Ruiz for Costa Rica.

Efraín Álvarez comes in replacing 'Tecatito' Corona. This is his international debut at 18-years-old.

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Hirving Lozano shoots from outside the box and his shot barely went wide.

Cristopher Núñez comes in for Costa Rica and Felicio Brown comes out.

Back-to-back opportunities for El Tri! This time Orbelin Pineda's shot from outside the box hits the post again!

Hirving Lozano rifles the ball and his shot hits the upper post. 

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Romo strikes the ball from a distance, but it goes wide once again.

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Orbelin Pineda makes his presence felt right away as he gave a through ball to Hirving Lozano who tried to one-time strike it with his left foot, but his shot was not strong enough and Keylor Navas dove to control it.

Jonathan dos Santos comes out and Hector Herrera takes his place.

Rodolfo Pizarro comes out and Diego Lainez comes in.

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Venegas makes a perfect cross to the far post and Bryan Ruiz header barely goes wide. What a miss opportunity by Costa Rica to take the lead.

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Costa Rica gets another corner kick.

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Venegas free kick gets blocked by the wall and Costa Rica gets a corner kick.

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Hirving Lozano takes down Alan Cruz right outside the box and Costa Rica gets a dangerous free kick.

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Ronald Matarrita makes a great run down the left flank and makes a cross that was anticipated by Alfredo Talavera.

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Hirving Lozano shoots a cannon from outside of the box with his right foot, fortunately for Keylor Navas the ball goes wide.

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'Tecatito' shoots from outside the box, but his left foot shot goes wide!

FOOTBALL

‘Tecatito’ Corona wants to play with Mexico in the summer Olympics

Each team can call three players above the age of 23-years-old and so far the Mexico youth national team coach Jaime Lozano has not announced the final roster for the Olympic tournament. But Jesús ‘Tecatito’ Corona has expressed his desire to join the national team in Tokyo this summer.

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Joel Campbell takes it, but Mexico's defense clears the danger away.

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Free kick for Costa Rica.

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No substitution for the Mexico national team.

Bryan Ovideo and Barlon Sequeira come out and they are replaced by Ariel Lassiter and Ronald Matarrita.

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And we are back! The second half has started.

Scoreless draw between Mexico and Costa Rica in the first half! We will return shortly!

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Two minutes added of stoppage time.

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Very solid work from Costa Rica's defenders and midfielders to contain Mexico's attacks.

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Alfredo Talavera is good to continue!

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Costa Rica missed a clear opportunity to score the first goal of the game. Joel Campbell makes a brilliant cross to the far pos, but the header from Venegas was not strong enough and Talavera was able to control it. After the play the Mexican goalkeeper received a foul and the medical crew are taking care of him.

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Luis Romo fouls Bryan Ruiz in the mid-field. No yellow cards for El Tri yet.

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Campbell hits the free kick, but a player from Costa Rica fouls Talavera as the ball was dangerously looming inside the box.

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Joel Campbell is fouled near Mexico's sideline. 

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Very choppy first half an hour of the game with Costa Rica committing a lot of fouls.

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Alfredo Talavera takes care of business and was able to retain the ball after the corner kick.

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Corner kick for Costa Rica.

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Hirving Lozano shoots from a long range in a good attempt for Mexico, but his shot goes over the goal.

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'Tecatito' crosses the ball and Arteaga strikes it from inside the box, but his volley goes over the goal. First clear approach by El Tri.

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Mexico is controlling the possession of the ball, but they lack creativity and have not tested Keylor Navas.

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Joel Campbell with the free kick and Kendall Waston was able to header it. Unfortunately he lacked power and Alfredo Talavera was able to take care of business.

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Jonathan dos Santos take the free kick, but the wall blocked the shot.

Cruz is booked after committing a foul against Lozano right outside the box.

Kendall Waston commits his second foul against Hirving Lozano and this time the referee books the defender. First yellow card of the game.

Costa Rica has not won a game in 16 months. Their last victory was in 2019 in the CONCACAF Nations League against Curaçao.

Neal-neal and no clear shots on goal so far.

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Mexico dominating the possession of the ball in the first fifteen minutes.

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Bryan Oviedo was able to clear the ball from danger.

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Hirving Lozano receives a foul near the corner kick and Mexico has another opportunity from a set piece.

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Gutierrez receives a foul, but the referee has not booked anyone yet.

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Brilliant defense from Jorge Sánchez to clear the ball!

Offside from Hirving Lozano and Costa Rica recovers the ball.

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Kendall Waston commits a foul against Hirving Lozano. The first one of the game and El Tri gains a free kick.

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Due to the lack of strikers from El Tri, the coach Gerardo Martino is using Rodolfo Pizarro as a false 9.

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Jonathan dos Santos with the free kick, but Costa Rica defenders were able to clear it.

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Very high pressure from the Costa Rica national team in the first few minutes of the game.

And away we go! the game between Mexico and Costa Rica has started in Austria.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic no fans are allow at the stadium so they are showing their on social media.

Alfredo Talavera is warming up ahead of the clash against Costa Rica. He will be the starting goalkeeper for El Tri for today's game.

FOOTBALL

Efraín Álvarez happy to be part of Mexican national team

The Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder has dual citizenship and declined to be part of the US youth national team so he could join Mexico during the FIFA international break. Álvarez didn't see minutes in the 1-0 defeat against Wales, but he could make his international debut with 'El Tri' today against Costa Rica.

Mexico is the first team to arrive to the Wiener Neustadt Stadion in Austria.

This is the starting XI for the Mexico national team. Efraín Álvarez could see some minutes in the second half and make his international debut with 'El Tri.'

International Friendly Game

Kieffer Moore strike guides Wales past Mexico

Mexico lost 1-0 against Wales at Cardiff City stadium in their first exhibition match of the year. The home team was the first one to score thanks to an absolute clinical finish from Kieffer Moore inside the six to beat Guillermo Ochoa in the 10th minute of the match. ‘El Tri’ tried to generate offensive plays, but all their attempts were not effective against the midfielders and defenders from the home team.

FOOTBALL

What to know as Mexico look to bounce back against Costa Rica

The Mexico national team played their first friendly of the year against Wales on Saturday at the Cardiff City stadium. Unfortunately for El Tri they lost and suffered their second defeat under coach Gerardo Martino since he was appointed in 2019. Mexico wants to bounce back with a victory tonight against Costa Rica. For this game it has been confirmed that Henry Martín and Alan Pulido are didn't reach full-fitness due to minor injuries suffered last Friday during practice.

The Mexican national team will be rocking their new jersey again for their clash against Costa Rica. El Tri has defeated the 'Ticos' in their last 6 games.

Keylor Navas leads Costa Rica ahead of today's match against Mexico national team. This is their starting XI.

Hello everyone, and welcome to the preview and play by play of Costa Rica against Mexico, International Friendly Game, that will be played this Tuesday at Stadion Wiener Neustadt.

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