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The best photos from Costa Rica’s loss to Tunisia – and the afterparty

March 27, 2018

Costa Rica lost 0-1 to Tunisia on Tuesday in a sluggish performance for the Men’s National Team, otherwise known as La Sele.

Tunisian captain Wahbi Khazri scored the winning goal in the 35th minute, defeating Costa Rican defender Kendall Waston and star goalie Keylor Navas. The deft and high-energy throughout the game by the Tunisian squad didn’t allow La Sele room to think or set up plays.

However the most colorful moments of the game were generated not among the players, but among the fans: joyful Tunisian supporters lit fires in the stands and flooded the field after the game. Take a look at the faceoff, which took place in Nice, France.

Costa Rica lost to Tunisia 0-1 in Nice, France, on March 27.
Keylor Navas defends the Costa Rican goal early in the game. AFP Photo / Valery Hache
Costa Rica lost to Tunisia 0-1 in Nice, France, on March 27.
Tunisian forward Wahbi Khazri (center) scores a goal despite the best efforts of Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas in the 35th minute. AFP Photo / Valery Hache
Costa Rica lost to Tunisia 0-1 in Nice, France, on March 27.
They should call this resting goalie face. AFP Photo / Valery Hache
Costa Rica lost to Tunisia 0-1 in Nice, France, on March 27.
Wahbi Khazri celebrates his goal. AFP Photo / Valery Hache
Costa Rica lost to Tunisia 0-1 in Nice, France, on March 27.
Smoke fills the field after fans light flares to celebrate Tunisia's success. AFP Photo / Valery Hache
Costa Rica lost to Tunisia 0-1 in Nice, France, on March 27.
Tunisian supporters celebrate on the pitch after their team's win. AFP Photo / Valery Hache
Costa Rica lost to Tunisia 0-1 in Nice, France, on March 27.
Teams rush the field after the game. AFP Photo / Valery Hache

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