PARAMARIBO, Surinam, Feb. 28 (AP):
COSTA RICA beat Surinam 3-1 today and virtually secured its place in the next round of the World Cup soccer elimination tournament.
Costa Rica was ahead 2-0 at half time.
Costa Rica has only to draw its game against Trinidad in Port-of-Spain next Sunday to be sure of a place in the next round, as it has won all three games so far.
Marin scored the first goal for the visitors in the 10th minute and Gonzalez shot in the second in the 27th minute. Costa Rica made it 3-0 in the 25th minute of the second half, but Kree scored Surinam's only goal one minute later.