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COMMERCE CITY, CO - MARCH 22:  Defender Geoff Cameron #20 of the United States battles defender Bryan Oviedo #8 of Costa Rica during a FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier match between Costa Rica and United States at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on March 22, 2013 in Commerce City, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Defender Geoff Cameron #20 of the United States battles defender Bryan Oviedo #8 of Costa Rica during a FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier match between Costa Rica and United States at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on March 22, 2013 in Commerce City, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

ZURICH (AP) – FIFA has upheld the United States’ 1-0 win over Costa Rica in a snowy World Cup qualifier last week, saying the protest by the visitors was not filed correctly.

The Ticos were angered by the decision of referee Joel Aguilar of El Salvador to allow the game in Commerce City, Colo., to be played on a snow-covered field.

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World Cup regulations required Ticos captain Bryan Ruiz to “immediately lodge a protest” with the referee if he believed the field became unplayable, FIFA said. U.S. captain Clint Dempsey also needed to be present for the protest.

Protests also must be filed in writing to FIFA’s administration “no later than two hours after the match,” the regulations state. FIFA said it received the protest letter Sunday, two days after the game.

“The conditions established in the regulations for an official protest have not been met,” FIFA said in a statement Tuesday.

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