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CONCACAF Power Rankings: Costa Rica on top

United States head coach Jurgen Klinsmann thinks his team need to get tougher following their 4-1 loss to Ireland in Dublin.

The 2014 international year is in the books and by the time the nations of CONCACAF resume action in March, the 2015 Gold Cup will be just a few months away.

Since the World Cup, several countries' performances have improved noticeably while others have declined. In the great spirit of the CONCACAF Hexagonal, it only makes sense for ESPN FC to debut its regional Power Rankings with its top six teams, plus a list of ones to watch come 2015.

1. Costa Rica

Cue the arched eyebrows and quizzical looks....

A week's worth of watching the international 'week of football'

The ESPN FC team discuss Tuesday's international friendlies, including Scotland's loss at home to England and what the United States need to do to get back on track.

With the novelty of the "Week of Football" wearing off, ESPN FC asked Iain Macintosh to watch as many games as he possibly could and tell us whether he still thought it was a good idea at the end. Here's what he made of it all. -- FC editors

Wednesday, Nov. 12

Turkey vs. Brazil

For some reason impossible to comprehend, British broadcasters have no interest in a relatively meaningless exhibition game between two foreign nations, but we are made of sturdy stuff at ESPN FC, and lights are cast upon...

By ESPN Staff
Nov 14, 2014

Tabarez defends Uruguay's Suarez selection

Oscar Tabarez has defended his decision to play Luis Suarez in Uruguay's friendly defeat to Costa Rica, but revealed the Barcelona star won't be in the side against Chile.

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Luis Suarez scores but Costa Rica defeat Uruguay on penalties in friendly

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Luis Suarez scored for Uruguay to level the score at 1 in the second half.

Costa Rica defeated Uruguay on penalties after their friendly in Montevideo ended 3-3 after 90 minutes on Thursday.

Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani picked up goals for Uruguay, but it was the Ticos who prevailed 7-6 from the spot after Egidio Arevalo and Guzman Pereira failed to convert.

Costa Rica, fresh off a World Cup in which they surprised nearly everyone by reaching the quaterfinals, took an early lead against the run of play through Alvaro Saborio's header in the first half.

Suarez slotted...

By ESPN Staff
Nov 12, 2014

Godin: Uruguay not out for Costa Rican revenge

Uruguay host Costa Rica in a friendly on Thursday, a repeat of the match that provided one of the World Cup's biggest shocks - but captain Diego Godin insists they're not out for revenge.

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