Costa Rica came from behind to defeat Suriname 2-1 in a hard-fought game on Matchday 2 of the 2021 Gold Cup. Luis Fernando Suarez's boys sealed a place in the quarterfinals after overcoming a one-goal deficit in the second half. Check out the highlights and goals of the game.
The Ticos went out looking for an early goal in the first half but they struggled to break the deadlock. Shortly after the break, however, Suriname shocked them and put themselves in front. Costa Rica's reaction didn't take long, though, as Joel Campbell's header put things level pretty quickly. That goal has certainly given them momentum as in less than a minute they were in front as Celso Borges tapped the ball into the net.
Still, Suriname didn't give up and kept on looking for the equalizer in the remainder of the game. When the match was heading to its end, an unnecessary foul from Francisco Calvo left Costa Rica down to ten men and added some drama to the final minutes. Moreover, Suriname almost tied the game in added time but they hit the post.
Suriname vs Costa Rica: Match Preview
The 2021 Gold Cup is getting close to its knockout stage, as Matchday 2 is already underway. Suriname and Costa Rica square off today, July 16, at the Exploria Stadium in Orlando in the second round of Group C. Here, you will find everything you need to know about this soccer game, such as the preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds, and even how to watch it in the US.
Dean Gorré's boys were beaten by Jamaica in their debut and now face a challenging situation in the 2021 Gold Cup. Suriname must avoid losing again to remain alive in the competition, but their upcoming opponents won't make things easy.
The Ticos have begun their campaign strongly putting three past Guadeloupe in their debut. Luis Fernando Suarez has been appointed only a few weeks ago but he already got his side in a better direction. Will Costa Rica clinch another win to get into the quarterfinals?
Suriname vs Costa Rica: Match Information
Date: Friday, July 16, 2021
Time: 8:30 PM (ET)
Location: Exploria Stadium, Orlando
Suriname vs Costa Rica: Time by State in the US
ET: 8:30 PM
CT: 7:30 PM
MT: 6:30 PM
PT: 5:30 PM
Suriname vs Costa Rica: Storylines and Head-to-Head
Suriname arrived at their first Gold Cup group stage appearance full of hope, but now they find themselves in a tough spot after losing at Jamaica in their debut. Dean Gorré's boys must claim points this time in order to remain alive in the competition.
Costa Rica, on the other hand, have started their path on the right foot in Luis Fernando Suarez's first official match at the helm. Their strong start to the game saw them head into a convincing win, and now they could seal a place in the next round should they claim the victory again.
This will be the sixth time these two sides are head-to-head. Costa Rica have won every single game against Suriname so far. Will Dean Gorré's men reverse fortunes and upset the Ticos?
Suriname vs Costa Rica: 2021 Gold Cup Standings
After Matchday 1, Costa Rica are in control of Group C with three points, while Suriname sit at the bottom without any points so far. If they win, the Ticos would progress to the quarterfinals and would knock Suriname out of the Gold Cup.
How to watch or live stream Suriname vs Costa Rica in the US
The game to be played between Suriname and Costa Rica on Matchday 2 of the 2021 Gold Cup group stage will be broadcast in the US by Fox Sports 1, TUDN App, FOX Sports App, SiriusXM FC, Foxsports.com, UniMás, Univision NOW, TUDN USA, and TUDN.com.
Suriname vs Costa Rica: Predictions and Odds
Bookmakers in the US have already unveiled their predictions for this match. FanDuel sees Costa Rica as clear favorites with odds of -600, while Suriname have +1300, and a tie would result in a +490 payout.
* Odds via FanDuel.