MX23RW : Wednesday, December 19 12:14:22

Oscar Ramirez: 'I do not know what else Costa Rica could have done against Brazil'

Ramirez stands by tactics used against Brazil
© Reuters
Costa Rica coach Oscar Ramirez stands by the defensive tactics employed by his team during Friday's 2-0 defeat to Brazil at the World Cup.

Costa Rica coach Oscar Ramirez has defended the conservative tactics employed by his team during Friday's 2-0 defeat to Brazil at the World Cup.

The Central Americans kept the score goalless in St Petersburg until stoppage time, when Philippe Coutinho broke the deadlock.

Neymar then made sure of the outcome six minutes later as Costa Rica crashed out of the competition with two defeats in their opening two games.

"I don't know what else we could have done," Ramirez told reporters at full time.

"What we did I think was perfect. You have to think we were playing against the second best team in the world. They have great players.

"Considering what I have at my disposal and what they have, I think it is reasonable what we did."

Costa Rica are now winless in their last five World Cup matches.


Click here for more stories about Oscar Ramirez

Click here for more stories about Costa Rica

Share this article now:
Brazil's Philippe Coutinho celebrates scoring their first goal in the match against Switzerland on June 17, 2018
Read Next:
Coutinho: 'Brazil had tough time'
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1714303773045
2Manchester CityMan City17142148103844
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs17130431161539
4Chelsea17114235142137
5Arsenal17104337231434
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd177552929026
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves177461919025
8Everton176652422224
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham177372525024
10Watford177372325-224
11Bournemouth177282528-323
12Leicester CityLeicester176472121022
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton176382024-421
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle174491422-816
15Crystal Palace1743101423-915
16Cardiff CityCardiff1742111733-1614
17Southampton172691632-1612
18Burnley1733111533-1812
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1724111028-1810
20Fulham1723121642-269

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account