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FORTALEZA, Brazil -- Watching from the bench, Luis Suarez saw just how much his teammates miss him.

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FORTALEZA, Brazil -- Watching from the bench, Luis Suarez saw just how much his teammates miss him. Tigers Jerseys China . Uruguay was overrun 3-1 Friday by Group D underdog Costa Rica at the World Cup, a stunning result for the team that reached the semifinals four years ago and had every reason to think it could repeat that in Brazil. Even with Suarez staying on the bench for the entire game after failing to fully recover from knee surgery, coach Oscar Tabarez fielded a side that included eight players from the 2010 team. But after going ahead through a first-half penalty, Uruguay was taken apart on counterattacks as Costa Rica scored three times in the second half to open Group D with a major upset. "We made mistakes today that we havent made for a long time. Its too early to explain this," Tabarez said. "Football means that sometimes you have to lose. You cant lose heart, you just have to improve." The Uruguayans took the lead in the 24th minute when Edinson Cavani converted a spot kick that was awarded after captain Diego Lugano tumbled to the ground with defender Junior Diaz tugging at his waist. But after the goal, Uruguay lost the initiative and Costa Rica -- seen as a massive underdog in a group that also includes England and Italy -- fought back after the break. Costa Ricas lone striker Joel Campbell led most of the teams counterattacks and finally delivered the equalizer in the 54th, driving in a ball headed down by Celso Borges to beat goalkeeper Fernando Muslera. Oscar Duarte dived past the outstretched foot of Uruguays Cristian Stuani to head in the winner for the Central Americans, and substitute Marcos Urena added the third with six minutes left, catching out Muslera to slot the ball in from a tight angle. "We spotted that they had weaknesses and we looked at those. We worked hard on headers and ways to dominate in the air and we did that tonight," Costa Rica coach Jorge Luis Pinto said. The disastrous night in injury time when Maxi Pereira was sent off for a clumsy foul on Campbell. Pereira will be suspended from the next game against England, while Tabarez said Suarezs participation for next Thursdays match in Sao Paolo is also uncertain. Diego Forlan, the player of the tournament in 2010, took Suarezs place in attack. But in Fortaleza, the 35-year-old forward only displayed a single flash of his former greatness: Curling a deadly ball toward the Costa Rican a minute before halftime, in an effort punched out by in-form keeper Keylor Navas. Forlan was eventually substituted on the hour for Nicolas Lodeiro. Even without Suarez, the team doesnt need a tactical overhaul to bounce back from the defeat, Tabarez said. "Weve being playing this way for eight years. I dont see why we should do anything different right know," he said. "It worked in South Africa and after that. Defence is not a dirty word." Pinto, the Costa Rica coach, was less philosophical. "What counted is that we stayed calm and kept creating opportunities against a very tough team," Pinto said. "We have great respect for Uruguay but we werent that impressed tonight." ------ Lineups Uruguay: Fernando Muslera, Diego Lugano, Diego Godin, Walter Gargano (Alvaro Gonzalez, 60), Cristian Rodriguez, Diego Forlan (Nicolas Lodeiro, 60), Cristian Stuani, Maxi Pereira, Egidio Arevalo, Edinson Cavani, Martin Caceres. Costa Rica: Keylor Navas, Giancarlo Gonzalez, Michael Umana, Celso Birges, Oscar Duarte, Christian Bolanos (Michael Barrantes, 89), Joel Campbell, Bryan Ruiz (Marcos Urena, 82), Junior Diaz, Cristian Gamboa, Yeltsin Tejeda (Jose Cubero, 74). Sergio Alcantara Jersey .com) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quickly found themselves a new offensive coordinator, and one thats quite familiar with the NFC South. Virgil Trucks Jersey . Following the Ford Womens World Curling Championship gold medal match that attracted record-breaking audiences to TSN, the networks exclusive live coverage of the tournament begins Saturday at 7am et/4am pt with Canadas opening draw against Denmark. . Mueller is the grandson of the late Ron Lancaster, the Hall-of-Fame quarterback and longtime head coach in the CFL. Last season, Mueller was quarterbacks coach of the University of Regina Rams, his alma mater.With an Olympic medal in the cabinet and a new season just around the corner, what better way to relax than a week with the production team of Sky’s No 1 football show Soccer AM. Swimmer and Sky Academy Sports Scholar Siobhan-Marie OConnor, pipped to gold in the 200m individual medley in Rio this summer, had the opportunity to build on her skills out of the water and in Skys TV studios.Heres how the 20-year-old pool queen from Bath got on ….HOW DID YOU GET TO BE WITH SOCCER AM?I got to work there through my Sky Academy Sports Scholarship that Ive been part of since London 2012.The scheme is set out to help us in all walks of life and to help us further ourselves as people as well as athletes, so they offered me a work experience week with them during my break from swimming. Click on this video to see Siobhan going behind the scenes at the Rio Games WHAT DID YOU GET INVOLVED WITH?I got to watch and learn how they prepare for the show and to see all the different things they have to do to get ready during the week.I also got to go with the team on their video shoots and then got to watch the show and see how it all worked from behind the scenes.WAS IT WORK OR FUN OR BOTH?It was definitely both! The team work really hard, but they were so much fun and I just had a great time.DID YOU HAVE ANY NERVES WHEN YOU FIRST MET THE TEAM?I was nervous because I didnt know what to expect, but everyone on the team was so nice and friendly and made me feel so welcome. And so my nerves quickly disappeared. Siobhan won silver in the 200m Individual Medley at the Rio Olympics FIRST IMPRESSIONS?That they are a lovely team and they are really great and professional at what they do. Travis Demeritte Jersey. ARE YOU A REGULAR VIEWER OF THE SHOW?Yes, my family have watched it for years so it was a pretty cool experience to see how its all put together and for me to meet the team.WHAT WERE YOUR HIGHLIGHTS?Being on set for the show and for the funny shoots that they did.ANY FUNNY OR EMBARRASSING MOMENTS?The out-takes from the shoots were so funny.ARE YOU INTO FOOTBALL AND WHO DO YOU SUPPORT?I am a massive Arsenal fan and quite a lot of the team were too so that was good! Siobhan reflects on the hard work needed to win an Olympic medal on SSNHQ DID YOU SHOW THE TEAM YOUR MEDAL?I cant remember, haha! WHAT DID YOU LEARN ABOUT YOURSELF DURING THE WEEK?I learnt that whatever job I get into after swimming, I have to enjoy it and love what I do.WHATS COMING UP FOR OUR SCHOLARS....NOV 7-10: Jack Bateson, GB boxing training campNOV 11-14: Elise Christie, World Cup, Salt Lake City, USANOV 12: Jessica Judd, Milton Keynes XC Also See: About the Scholarship Meet the athletes Blogs Videos ' ' '