Word on the street is that Costa Rica is planning on filing a protest with FIFA, soccer’s international governing body, over their 1-0 loss against the United States Friday night in a World Cup qualifier. The game was played in snowy Colorado. Costa Rica wants the game to be replayed and they want referee Joel Aguilar from El Salvador to be suspended. Aguilar could have canceled the game, but wisely chose not to.
Not that he had much of a choice. The game needed to be played, and neither side had a schedule that was conducive to rescheduling. The United States will be playing Mexico at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City on Tuesday. Costa Rica hosts Jamaica on Tuesday. Though Aguilar as the match referee, had the power to cancel the game, he lacked the power to alter time and space. Canceling the game would have created a monumental scheduling problem that would have created more trouble then just playing the game in the snow.
If Costa Rica has a problem with snow, they need to take it up with God, not FIFA. Since Roman Catholicism is the official Costa Rica religion, they need to take their silly protest to the Pope, not FIFA.
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