Colombia wins twice: Pinto leads Costa Rica to Word Cup victory over Uruguay

Posted on Jun 15 2014 - 5:53am by TNN
Jorge Luis Pinto

Following Colombia’s convincing 3-0 victory over Greece, the country celebrated a second victory as Costa Rica, led by Colombian coach Jorge Luis Pinto, surprisingly beat Uruguay on Saturday.

The Central American team beat Uruguay — forced to keep star striker Luis Suarez on the bench — with 3-1.

“What counted is that we stayed calm and kept creating opportunities against a very tough team,” Pinto was quoted as saying by Associated Press.

“We have great respect for Uruguay but we weren’t that impressed tonight and we able to play our game the way we wanted. So it was a big win for us.”

Costa Rican daily La Nacion said the result of Pinto and his teem “exceeded any expectation.”

Spots fans around the world praised Pinto’s success with the underdog team.