• Costa Rica Real Estate
  • Costa Rica Real Estate Auction

Belgium defeats Costa Rica 4-1

June 11, 2018

Costa Rica’s Men’s National Team hoped for a strong showing against Belgium in its final international friendly before the 2018 World Cup. However, it was not to be.

A powerful brace from Romelu Lukaku and a glittering performance from Eden Hazard led Belgium to a 4-1 over La Sele in Brussels. Despite an early lead thanks to a strong goal from Costa Rican captain Bryan Ruíz, the multi-talented Red Devils were just too much for Costa Rica in the end.

The team that beat Egypt 3-0 last week, with a world class Hazard pulling the strings was 2-1 up by halftime thanks to finishes from Dries Mertens and Lukaku.

Belgium fans did watch in horror as Hazard, showing great form lately, limped off in the 70th minute. His teammates later dispelled any fears of lasting damage to the diminutive Chelsea forward.

“I’m not too worried about Eden; he’s a tough guy. He gets kicked all the time, bur soon gets over it,” said Lukaku after the game.

The giant Manchester United target man got his second with a powerful header after running into space with great speed.

He then set up strike partner Michy Batshuayi for the fourth and the pair did a little dance to celebrate.

Belgium’s Group G rivals from the World Cup will have been warned, with unpleasant viewing for England, Panama and Tunisia.

Costa Rica will face Serbia, Brazil and Switzerland in the group phase.

You may be interested

FIFA president says Costa Rica could host World Cup, vows ‘never again’ to corruption scandals in soccer
Costa Rica
9 views
Costa Rica
9 views

FIFA president says Costa Rica could host World Cup, vows ‘never again’ to corruption scandals in soccer

AFP and The Tico Times - November 19, 2019

FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Tuesday called on world football to "never again" return to the corruption scandals that shook…

Pura Vida in Costa Rica: Part 2 of 3
Travel & Tourism
68 views
Travel & Tourism
68 views

Pura Vida in Costa Rica: Part 2 of 3

Ed Boitano / Travel Boy - November 19, 2019

Travel writer Ed Boitano recently spent some time in Costa Rica. He chronicled his experiences at the publication Travel Boy. …

Costa Rica turns to telemedicine for patients in rural areas
Costa Rica
20 views
Costa Rica
20 views

Costa Rica turns to telemedicine for patients in rural areas

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 19, 2019

Trauma patients in Costa Rica can now receive care from the country's specialized doctors in San José — even if…

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!