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Published Time: 29.06.2024 - 00:05:15 Modified Time: 29.06.2024 - 00:05:15

Things could not have gone much better for Colombia, which dominated everywhere, from game stats to fans in the seats. Colombia is in a good spot to win Group D, and if that happens, the team returns to Glendale for the quarterfinals against either the U.S. or Panama, most likely. Colombia vs Costa Rica


Things could not have gone much better for Colombia, which dominated everywhere, from game stats to fans in the seats. Colombia is in a good spot to win Group D, and if that happens, the team returns to Glendale for the quarterfinals against either the U.S. or Panama, most likely.

Colombia head coach Nestor Lorenzo remained undefeated since being brought on two years ago to guide the team.

"We're a good team. But we also have good character. It's no miracle. They're good players," Lorenzo said after the game, in Spanish. "The quality of the players is what makes the difference. On the field they pressure, they stick to the game plan. ... Today was a game we dominated from start to finish." 

Costa Rica head coach Gustavo Alfaro recognized the talent disparity.

"The other team was clearly on another level," Alfaro said in Spanish. "These losses hurt, no one likes to lose, especially 3-0, but we have to understand and learn how to get things done."

The attendance has been announced for today's Copa America match between Colombia and Costa Rica. It's 27,386, which is pretty solid given that it was a 3 p.m. local time kickoff on a Friday, in a market without a large Colombian or Costa Rican population.

Clearly many folks came from far away and gave this game a lively atmosphere.

The second half has seen Colombia take full control of a match it was already dominating against Costa Rica. Davinson Sanchez scored off a corner kick with a header in the 59th minute, making it 2-0 Colombia, and with the crowd already in a frenzy, Jhon Cordoba's solo effort led to a right-footed shot from a side angle which was perfectly placed.

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