You feel bad, you really do.
When a guy named Costa just cost Costa Rica their tournament.
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) June 22, 2018
They lost their first game against Serbia. They kept things tied up all game today, after a stoppage time goal put Brazil up 1-0.
And then, minutes later, this.
Douglas Costa drawing the keeper off the line, three defenders chasing behind, and a quick ball knocked waist-height to Neymar for the easiest finish he’ll ever get.
2-0 Brazil, and Costa Rica is eliminated.
Eliminated from World Cup:
– Saudi Arabia
– Costa Rica
— The Spectator Index (@spectatorindex) June 22, 2018
A result for Brazil today that all but ensures their trip into the knockout rounds. A team with all the cachet of soccer history, of Pele, of Ronaldinho, Zico, Romario, Rivaldo, Ronaldo—a team of playmakers and samba and joga bonito and…
The team that lost 7-1 to Germany. At home in Brazil, 2014.
Seven to one!
Unsure this year of how differently things will go.
Tied here today until stoppage time, and tying in the World Cup opener.
Lost, until the substitution that might make Brazil BRAZIL again.
Douglas Costa came on & change the entire game for Brazil. He contributed more in 20 minutes than Willian has done in the entire tournament. I can see Tite starting him against Serbia.
— King Wallito (@KingWallito) June 22, 2018
If they end up making a run of this thing, they’ll need him.
And they didn’t used to. They already had a Costa.
But then that Costa became a Spaniard.
Brazil could do with Diego Costa right now but he chose Spain 😁
— 🌍🌏🌎 (@slickcounter) June 22, 2018
And they had to get themselves a new Costa.
And, if only we could have Bob Costas read this aloud, well: How much cost could a Costa cost if a Costa crossed Costa Rica?
^Unfunny joke above. Ignore.
But don’t ignore the below question.
Is Brazil back?