Join

Enter Details

Comment on stories, receive email newsletters & alerts.

@
This is your permanent identity for Gizmodo, Kotaku, Lifehacker and Business Insider Australia
Your email must be valid for account activation
Minimum of 8 standard keyboard characters

Subscribe

Email newsletters but will contain a brief summary of our top stories and news alerts.

Forgotten Password

Enter Details


Back to log in

Costa Rica Is Officially Protesting Its World Cup Qualifier Against The US Because It Was Snowing

clint dempsy playing in the snow

The United States men’s national team beat Costa Rica 1-0 in a ridiculous snowstorm in Denver on Friday night.

It was a huge World Cup qualifying win for the US, but now Costa Rica wants to replay the game.

The Costa Rican Soccer Federation officially filed a protest with FIFA. They argue that the insanely snowy conditions put the “physical integrity” of the players at risk. 

Everyone seems to think the protest has zero chance of happening, but the conditions really were borderline unplayable in the second half.

The US scored its goal early, and then just sat back while the Costa Ricans hopelessly tried come back in the mounting snow.

Objectively, they should have stopped the game. But it’s too late for that now:

commentators in the snow at USMNT game
usmnt snowy conditions
soccer in the snow

Follow Business Insider Australia on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn