Associated Press , Published March 26 2013
FIFA rejects Costa Rica protest against US victory in snowstorm match
FIFA says the Costa Rican football association failed to meet the requirements of filing a valid protest of Friday's match in Commerce City, Colorado.
In a statement published Tuesday, FIFA refers to a clause in its 2014 World Cup Regulations.
It states that when a field becomes unplayable during a match, the protesting team's captain “shall immediately lodge a protest with the referee in the presence of the captain of the opposing team.”
FIFA says “therefore, the result of the match played on March 22 stands and is considered as valid.”
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