Posted: Wednesday April 17, 2013 7:06 PM

Costa Rica wants US match at old Saprissa stadium

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SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) - Costa Rica wants to move a World Cup soccer qualifying game against the Unites States to cozy old Ricardo Saprissa.

The Sept. 6 match was originally scheduled to be held at the National Stadium, which opened in 2011, but the Costa Rican Soccer Federation is trying to move it to Saprissa, an old, smaller stadium with artificial turf.

Eduardo Li, president of the Costa Rican Soccer Federation, said Wednesday that's what the Costa Rican people want.

No one at the federation immediately responded to calls from The Associated Press seeking comment.

FIFA would have to approve the change in venue.

 
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