2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup, Group Stage
  • Bryan Ruiz (53')
  • Leonel Moreira (72')

Bryan Ruiz seals top spot for Costa Rica in Gold Cup Group C

Bryan Ruiz headed home a cross from Ariel Lassiter in the 53rd minute, and Costa Rica held on to beat Jamaica 1-0 on Tuesday in Orlando and finish atop Group C in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Costa Rica goalie Leonel Moreira received a red card in the 72nd minute for a hand ball outside the 18-yard box, but his team held on for the win.

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Thanks to the win, Costa Rica (3-0-0) will oppose Group B runner-up Canada in the quarterfinals, while Jamaica (2-1-0) will face the United States, Group B winner, in the quarters. Both of those matches are scheduled for Sunday in Arlington, Texas.

The Tuesday game started late after a long weather delay.