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Costa Rica hits four past Nicaragua

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Bryan Oviedo helped Costa Rica to a 4-0 win over Nicaragua on Sunday.

A rampant first-half performance from Costa Rica set them up for a 4-0 win over Nicaragua in their Gold Cup opener at the National stadium in San Jose on Sunday.

Playing their first game of the tournament at home in this year's expanded Gold Cup, Costa Rica were dominant throughout against their Central American neighbours.

Bryan Oviedo put the home side ahead in six minutes when the Nicaraguan goalkeeper failed to block his angled drive and Celso Borges made it two 13 minutes later.

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Messi scores two as Argentina thrash Nicaragua

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Lionel Messi celebrates one of his goals against Nicaragua.

Lionel Messi scored twice as Argentina thrashed Nicaragua 5-1 in a friendly in San Juan on Friday.

Barcelona star Messi struck twice before half-time as his side continued their preparations for the Copa America later this month, with Lautaro Martinez also scoring a double.

Messi, who had missed an early chance when he fired wide, opened the scoring after 37 minutes when he weaved past three defenders and added a second within three minutes after Sergio Aguero's shot was saved.

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2019 Gold Cup ultimate preview: Can anyone topple Mexico or the U.S. this summer?

You have to go back to the 2000 Gold Cup to find a winner who isn't Mexico or the United States,  but 2019 sees both of those sides enter the tournament with more questions than answers, and they'll be hunted down by teams full of dynamic young talent threatening to upend the order in North and Central America.

The U.S. enter the tournament as defending champions, but all has not gone well for the Stars and Stripes since lifting their continental crown in 2017. After failing to qualify...

Banned former Nicaragua football chief Julio Rocha dies

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Julio Rocha has died at 67.

MANAGUA, Nicaragua -- Julio Rocha, the former Nicaraguan Football Federation president convicted in the United States in a corruption scandal at FIFA, died on Saturday. He was 67.

Federation president Manuel Quintanilla said his predecessor died after an illness he had had "for several months."

Federation spokesman Moises Avalos told Nueva Radio Ya that Rocha had cancer. He added that family members petitioned for him to be able to return from the U.S. to die in his home country, "but unfortunately...

U.S. gets the job done vs. Nicaragua to ease into Gold Cup quarterfinals

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The U.S. men's national team defeated Nicaragua 3-0 on Saturday to end the Gold Cup group stage on a positive note and claim first place in Group B. Joe Corona opened the scoring in the 36th minute while Kelyn Rowe added another in the 56th minute. With the U.S. needing a goal to leapfrog Panama in Group B, it was left to Matt Miazga to get the vital tally in the 88th minute.

Here are three thoughts on the match.

1. U.S gets the job done

Following Panama's 3-0 win over...