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17 июня, 16:58

Aleksandar Kolarov’s stunning free kick steers Serbia to win over Costa Rica

In a World Cup that had already been illuminated by exquisite free-kicks, Aleksandar Kolarov provided a masterpiece of his own. This was not a performance to dispel doubts over Serbia’s ability to fully harness their array of talent but the deciding goal should be taken for what it was: a strike worthy of winning any match on this exalted stage and one that, given the taker’s identity, came as no huge surprise.There are few players who can hit a dead ball with the whip and accuracy of Kolarov and the latest example, which left Keylor Navas grasping at thin air 11 minutes into the second half, has given Serbia a fighting chance of improving their woeful record in this competition. Continue reading...

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17 июня, 14:30

Costa Rica v Serbia: World Cup 2018 – live!

Group E updates from the 1pm BST match in SamaraWorld Cup Daily: the podders review day threeEmail Daniel or tweet @DanielHarris 2.59pm BST Serbia ought really to have won by more - Mitrovic missed two brilliant chances. But on the other and, Sergej showed his class on the ball and knack for finding space. If he has a good game against Switzerland, that might be enough to secure second place in the group - assuming Brazil finish top. Which they might not. 2.56pm BST And there it is. A brilliant free-kick from Aleksandr Kolarov is enough to settle the game. Costa Rica had their chances in first half, but Serbia stepped it up for 15 minutes in the second and that was enough to earn them the win. Continue reading...

12 июня, 14:27

World Cup 2018: 32 fans from 32 countries preview the tournament

Supporters from every country that qualified share their hopes and expectations for Russia 2018• Neutral’s choice: who are rest of the world supporting? Continue reading...

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12 июня, 01:40

Eden Hazard limps off as Belgium beat Costa Rica in World Cup warm-up

Roberto Martínez has played down injury fears over Eden Hazard after he limped out of Monday’s 4-1 friendly win over Costa Rica.Hazard, Belgium’s captain, hobbled off in the 70th minutewith a dead leg but the Belgium manager said the injury was not serious. “Eden is okay, he had a little trouble, but it’s nothing to worry about,” Martinez said. Continue reading...

08 июня, 12:00

Jordan Henderson impresses, but Jamie Vardy looks set for the bench | Dominic Fifield

Gareth Southgate will be delighted at the performances of his younger players, with Marcus Rashford, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Trent Alexander-Arnold all catching the eyeGareth Southgate had admitted on the eve of the Costa Rica game that he expects to have to choose between his most experienced defensive midfielders in Russia and, given this team’s mindset is to attack, he may now be edging towards Jordan Henderson in the role against England’s first opponents in the group stage, Tunisia. The Liverpool midfielder captained the team here, a bustling presence and organiser, with his delivery more forward thinking than that with which Eric Dier is credited. A converted No 8 playing as that midfield pivot may leave England rather open – Dier’s instincts are that of a centre-back – but they set an upbeat tone and give the whole group a more offensive feel. Continue reading...

08 июня, 01:43

Rashford shows full set of skills in Plan B built on craft, not brawn | Barney Ronay

Win over Costa Rica was productive run-out for team of second-choicers with enough attacking vim to suggest problems for England’s early World Cup opponentsAnd so on to the banks of the Baltic. Nobody ever really knows what to make of games such as these, the final demob‑happy friendlies of a tournament summer.At the end of an energetic 2-0 defeat of a forgettable Costa Rica England’s players waved a farewell to the far corners of Elland Road. From here they will travel east for their opening World Cup fixture in 10 days’ time unbeaten in 10 games, and with a leer of quiet confidence beneath the usual deflationary bluster. Continue reading...

07 июня, 23:59

Marcus Rashford thunderbolt sets England on way to win over Costa Rica

These are the moments when it is probably wise to remember – this being England, after all – that it is never sensible to overdose on optimism before the World Cup actually starts.Yet there are at least grounds for positivity and increasingly there is a sense that Gareth Southgate’s players are high on confidence, capable of putting together some vibrant football and not showing any obvious signs of the end-of-season fatigue that has weighed them down before major tournaments in the past. Continue reading...

07 июня, 21:16

England 2-0 Costa Rica: international friendly – live!

Updates from England’s final pre-World Cup warm-up at Elland RoadWorld Cup interactive: our guide to all 736 playersAnything to add? Feel free to email Rob with your thoughts 9.52pm BST Peep peep! A comfortable win for England, in which Marcus Rashford was outstanding. He scored a belting first goal and helped create the second for the substitute Danny Welbeck. Trent Alexander-Arnold had a fine debut and Fabian Delph was quietly excellent. Those three, in particular, made a strong case to start against Tunisia in England’s first World Cup game. 9.49pm BST 90 min Three minutes of added time. Continue reading...

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06 июня, 16:00

Óscar Duarte: the Costa Rican who has united two feuding nations

Residents of the Nicaraguan town where the defender was born put history and conflict aside to support Costa RicaThis article is part of the Guardian’s 2018 World Cup Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best media organisations from the 32 countries who have qualified for Russia. theguardian.com is running previews from two countries each day in the run-up to the tournament kicking off on 14 June.Óscar Duarte was born in Catarina, just south of the Nicaraguan capital Managua, but moved to Costa Rica with his mother at a young age. As he developed as a footballer he developed a rare sense of being both a Costa Rican and a Nicaraguan. Continue reading...

05 июня, 13:29

World Cup 2018: complete guide to all 736 players

Biographies of every player in every squad at the World Cup in Russia, including caps, goals, nicknames, hobbies and, once the tournament starts, reader ratings for every performance Continue reading...

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11 апреля, 21:59

Nicaragua fires: aid from Costa Rica rejected as blaze destroys rainforest

Environmentalists sound alarm after 5,000 hectares consumed in week-long fire but rain offers glimmer of hopeFires have raged in one of Nicaragua’s most important protected areas of tropical forest for more than a week, but the government has rejected an offer of assistance from neighbouring Costa Rica.A sudden rain shower on Tuesday offered some hope that the blaze in the Indio Maíz biological reserve on Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast could be contained, but environmentalists in the Central American country have called on the government to appeal for international help after the fires consumed more than 5,000 hectares (12,400 acres) of tropical rainforest. Continue reading...

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03 апреля, 15:00

Costa Rican voters back ruling-party candidate in resounding snub to foes of same-sex marriage

Carlos Alvarado Quesada overcame a challenge by a socially conservative religious singer.

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03 апреля, 05:30

Costa Rica vote halts march of religious conservatism

SAN JOSE (Reuters) - The resounding victory of a pro-gay marriage candidate in Costa Rica's presidential run-off vote on Sunday staved off a resurgent Christian evangelical movement that proved unable to translate strong social conservatism into a win.

03 апреля, 03:04

Same-sex marriage supporter easily wins Costa Rica elections

Voters gave a resounding no to an evangelical pastor who rose to political prominence by campaigning against same-sex marriage, allowing Costa Rica’s governing party to win an easy presidential victory.

02 апреля, 13:56

Best Places In the World to Retire If You Want to Live a Long and Happy Life

These are the world's best places to retire, and they also have the longest-living people on the planet.

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02 апреля, 13:08

Costa Rica president-elect Carlos Alvarado calls for unity

Centre-left Carlos Alvarado says he wants to unite the country after a divisive election campaign.

02 апреля, 12:50

Costa Rica president-elect faces public divide on gay rights

Carlos Alvarado defeats evangelical pastor who was opposed to same-sex marriage

02 апреля, 12:50

Карлос Альварадо Кесада - новый президент Коста-Рики

Политик победил по результатам второго тура выборов… ЧИТАТЬ ДАЛЕЕ : http://ru.euronews.com/2018/04/02/costa-rica-winner euronews: самый популярный новостной канал в Европе. Подписывайтесь! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=euronewsru euronews доступен на 13 языках: https://www.youtube.com/user/euronewsnetwork/channels На русском: Сайт: http://ru.euronews.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/euronews Twitter: http://twitter.com/euronewsru Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/101036888397116664208/100240575545901894719/posts?pageId=101036888397116664208 VKontakte: http://vk.com/ru.euronews

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02 апреля, 11:34

The Latest: Ruling party candidate new Costa Rica president

The latest on Costa Rica’s presidential runoff election (all times local):

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02 апреля, 09:18

Оппозиция признала поражение на выборах президента Коста-Рики

Новым лидером Коста-Рики избран экс-глава министерства труда страны Карлос Альварадо.