After a controversial penalty, Mexico wins over Costa Pica scoring 1-0 moving them to Gold Cup semifinals.
As Gold Cup open to all the nations of North and Central America and the Caribbean, held every two years, this time Mexico wins over Costa Rica.
In the penalty box,Costa Rica #19 Roy Miller pulls down Mexico #19 Oribe Peralta, up the winning goal on free kick between Costa Rica and Mexico at MetLife Stadium. 7/19/15 East Rutherford, NJ.
In the statement of referee Walter Lopez, foul occured when Costa Rica’s Roy Miller made the slightest of contact with Mexican striker Oribe Peralta.
In the quarterfinals of CONCACAF Gold Cup, game between Mexico and Costa Rica where Peralta made penalty and Andres Guardado converted from the spot to give a score of 1-0 win for team Mexico.
The game caused so much struggle for Costa Rica to keep up with Mexico.
Based on the replays, scant contact between the two players. However, Lopez pointed to the spot to plunge the result into controversy.
According to Costa Rica boss Paulo Wanchope , “I am hurt,”. “The players are hurt. But I won’t make excuses. We will go into the future now.” said through a translator.
After Roy Miller, Costa Rican defender got yellow card for apparent foul on Oribe Peralta,Referee Walter Lopez awarded a controversial penalty kick to Mexico.
For winning the game, Mexico will now face Panama in the Gold Cup semifinals on Wednesday, July 22, in Atlanta.
In the 2013 Gold Cup, with score of 1-0 in the final,Panama was the runner-up falling to the United States.
2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final,be held on 26 July 2015 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. This will determine the winner of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup among team participants.IMAGE/www.chicago-fire.com