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US beat Costa Rica in snowstorm match

The United States have beaten Costa Rica 1-0 in a qualifying match for next year's football World Cup.

Brad Guzan of the US makes a sliding stop in the snow Credit: REUTERS/Mark Leffingwell

The match was noteable for heavy amounts of snow falling on the pitch in Commerce City, Colorado. Shovels and snow plows were required to clear the pitch area, and the game was almost called off.

Snow falls during the 2014 World Cup qualifying football match Credit: REUTERS/Mark Leffingwell