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Saturday January 26 2019
Campbell confirms Club Leon move

Frosinone striker Joel Campbell confirmed he is heading to Mexico for Club Leon just six months after his Serie A debut.

The Costa Rica international arrived as a free agent from Arsenal over the summer, but failed to score a single goal in 17 Serie A appearances.

Sportitalia claimed on Friday that the forward was very close to a Club Leon transfer.

This afternoon, Campbell confirmed it via social media, albeit in the form of emojis.

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Friday January 25 2019
Club Leon close to Campbell

Frosinone are on the verge of selling Costa Rica international striker Joel Campbell to Club Leon in Mexico.

According to Sportitalia, Campbell told the club today that he wants a new experience and it’ll be with Leon.

The Canarini are content with that, because he arrived from Arsenal as a free agent this season and made very little impact.

Campbell made 17 Serie A appearances without a goal, but did provide three assists.

The forward has scored 17 goals in 83 senior caps for his country.

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Tuesday August 14 2018
Campbell flies in for Frosinone

Arsenal and Costa Rica striker Joel Campbell is reportedly flying in and will have a Frosinone medical tomorrow morning.

The 26-year-old is said to be arriving in Rome this evening and has agreed a three-year contract with the newly-promoted Serie A side.

He moved to Arsenal in 2011, but spent most of that time on loan to Real Betis, Olympiacos, Villarreal and Sporting CP.

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Tuesday August 14 2018
Frosinone in talks for Balic

Frosinone are close to securing Joel Campbell from Arsenal and also Udinese midfielder Andrija Balic.

According to Sportitalia, the newly-promoted club are very active in the final days of the transfer market, which in Serie A closes on Friday evening.

Costa Rica international striker Campbell is on his way from Arsenal, possibly on loan with an option to buy.

It’s now reported that Frosinone are also in advanced negotiations to take Balic from Udinese.

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Wednesday June 27 2018
World Cup: Switzerland do enough

Bologna man Blerim Dzemaili was on target as Switzerland drew 2-2 with Costa Rica and will face Sweden in the Round of 16.

The Swiss knew a draw could be enough to qualify, as Serbia and Brazil were going head-to-head in the other game, while Los Ticos could still steal the runner-up spot ahead of Serbia on goal difference.

Costa Rica had a bright start and forced Yann Sommer into a series of tough saves, then Daniel Colindres won back possession, spotted Sommer off his line and a ferocious dipping strike from 25 yards thumped the crossbar.

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Sunday June 24 2018
Douglas Costa hid injury

Juventus winger Douglas Costa reportedly hid his injury from Brazil medics and even provided an assist for Neymar while hurt.

The Seleçao staff confirmed yesterday that he has been diagnosed with a thigh strain, though the extent of the damage is not yet clear.

He is certainly out of the next group game against Serbia and could well miss some of the knockout rounds.

According to UOL Esporte, Douglas Costa – who came off the bench at half-time – felt the thigh twinge with 14 minutes to go and carried on playing.

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Saturday June 23 2018
Douglas Costa out injured

Juventus winger Douglas Costa has been ruled out of Brazil’s crunch World Cup meeting with Serbia due to a muscular injury.

He came off the bench and changed the game in their 2-0 victory over Costa Rica.

There were reports Douglas Costa would start the next match in their World Cup group against Serbia.

However, this afternoon the Seleçao medical staff confirmed he is out of action due to a muscular injury in the back of his right thigh.

He’ll remain in Sochi with a physiotherapist and Danilo, who is also injured.

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Friday June 22 2018
WC Player Profile: Aleksandar Kolarov

It has been eight years since Aleksandar Kolarov represented Serbia at a World Cup and he’s still going strong, writes Nick Valerio.

Many thought his move to the Capital from Manchester City, where he had already once represented Lazio, showed a full-back in the twilight of his career, but Kolarov has surprised everyone with his sheer longevity.

He already made his mark on this tournament with a stunning strike against Costa Rica and Man of the Match trophy.

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Friday June 22 2018
World Cup: Late flurry spares Brazil

Two late goals from Philippe Coutinho and Neymar spared Brazil as they beat Costa Rica 2-0 in the World Cup on Friday.

Roma’s Alisson kept goal for Brazil again, but Juventus winger Douglas Costa was only a substitute for the second game running, while Bologna stopper Giancarlo Gonzalez was at the heart of Costa Rica’s defence.

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Sunday June 17 2018
World Cup: Kolarov inspires Serbia

Roma full-back Aleksandar Kolarov scored the sensational winner and Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic impressed as Serbia beat Costa Rica 1-0.

This was the most Serie A-centric game of the World Cup so far, as Serbia had four Italy-based players in the starting XI. Costa Rica had one and it was Bologna defender Pipo Gonzalez who wasted an early golden opportunity by turning a free header over from a corner.

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