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World Cup expectations were raised for Costa Rica in Brazil

6 days ago   |   By Seattle Pi

Francisco Calvo has every right to brag.
As a professional, Calvo makes his living playing in the United States for Minnesota United in Major League Soccer. He's one of the bright young stars that migrated from Central America to join the ranks of MLS.
And he's Costa Rican , which for this World Cup has provided him a position of power over his American teammates in the MLS, even if it's just in jest.
"I'm kidding with some of the guys. I'm making fun of them because the USA is not in the World Cup," Calvo said. "But they always like to support when I go to the national team.
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World Cup expectations were raised for Costa Rica in Brazil

World Cup expectations were raised for Costa Rica in Brazil

6 days ago   |   By USA Today

Costa Rica was one of the surprises in Brazil four years ago. Now the team has greater expectations heading into the World Cup in Russia.
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