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Post #1
Saturday July 25, 2015 5:15am

Joined Oct 2013
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Joel Campbell's ridiculous acting to draw the yellow on Besler (Campbell played the next game, so Costa Rica seemed to be ok with that) somehow didn't make their list of refereeing abominations. Doesn't fit the victim narrative I guess. That they have the gall to talk about fair play in their screed, just wow.

http://www.ticotimes.net/2015/07/23/costa-ric...
http://fedefutbolcr.com/fedefutbol-exige-camb...

admsghs27
Post #2
Saturday July 25, 2015 5:37am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 6,060
Wow even better Geiger might be looking at Prison time after the investigation is done... Hope they buried that Criminal in Prison!!!!

Dave
Post #3
Saturday July 25, 2015 1:48pm

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 884
While there have been a number of BAD calls during this Gold Cup and the quality of Reffing in CONCACAF has always been sub-par; there is very little that can be done to correct the problem without extensive and lengthy training. The US has always gotten poor officiating from Refs from Mexico...and now CR has an issue with Refs from the US.

The only way I see to clean up the reffing in a timely manner would be to import Refs from a different confederation (preferably Europe) to be used in place of CONCACAF refs for the remainder of this WC Cycle. Lines men and the 4th officials can still be drawn from within CONCACAF (training). Wont be perfect, but should be a huge improvement.

Mojofc
Post #4
Saturday July 25, 2015 6:26pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 966
Until concacaf decides ticket sales aren't as important as making sure players don't continually have things thrown at them by fans, they're corrupt. Period.
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skangles
DC
Post #5
Saturday July 25, 2015 6:38pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,369
Original post from Mojofc

Until concacaf decides ticket sales aren't as important as making sure players don't continually have things thrown at them by fans, they're corrupt. Period.


This.

I want to see a Gold Cup hosted in Canada or Costa Rica. In a region that just went down in a corruption scandal, how can they continue to get away with a money grab every two years?

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #6
Sunday July 26, 2015 6:44pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,633
Costa Rica doesn't have the infrastructure to host this tournamnet. Nor does any country in Cocncacaf other than The US, Mexico, or Canada.

Sure give it to Canada for the next Tournament. I would like to see that happen.

admsghs27
Post #7
Sunday July 26, 2015 7:04pm

Joined Nov 2012
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You can host it in Costa Rica because in all honesty you dont need many stadiums to host the gold cup.. I think Chile used like 5 stadoums only for Copa America. With 3-5 stadiums you should be good plus we have double headers on the games.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #8
Sunday July 26, 2015 7:15pm

Joined Jul 2012
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Infrastructure does not only equate to stadia.

skangles
DC
Post #9
Sunday July 26, 2015 7:24pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,369
Original post from 2tone

Costa Rica doesn't have the infrastructure to host this tournamnet. Nor does any country in Cocncacaf other than The US, Mexico, or Canada.

Sure give it to Canada for the next Tournament. I would like to see that happen.


You are incorrect about Costa Rica's infrastructure. The overwhelming majority of their stadiums are in the central valley. You can get from one end to the other in about an hour and a half. Some routes require you to drive through town and I agree that it isn't very convenient but it is hardly an impediment.

Costa Rica really only has three decent sized stadiums which is why Concacaf won't put a gold cup there but that's exactly my point. The Gold Cup has become a money grab that has concacaf worried about an early Mexican exit. That worry doesn't exist if the next game is in a 10k stadium.

I'd agree that concacaf can have their money grab in the US every four years but every other Gold Cup should be hosted somewhere else in the region.


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