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International disappointment for Rovers pair

Corry and Charlie end South American double-header with defeats

4 June 2018

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There was double frustration in South America for Rovers duo Corry Evans and Charlie Mulgrew at the weekend following a defeat for each.

Corry and Northern Ireland were downed 3-0 by Costa Rica, who of course will be England's next friendly opponents later this week.

Evans played the majority of the match as he appeared for 85 minutes against a side who included Real Madrid's Champions League winning goalkeeper Keylor Navas in their XI.

A Johan Venegas goal handed the hosts the lead midway through the first half before Arsenal striker Joel Campbell added to the Costa Ricans' advantage just a minute after the break.

Francisco Calvo added gloss to the scoreline after the hour as Michael O'Neill's side ended their South American trip with defeat.

And further north, at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City, Mulgrew was named as a substitute before entering the action in place of Callum Paterson just 10 minutes into the second half.

By this point, the home side were already a goal up after ex-Barcelona and Tottenham man Giovani Dos Santos' early strike, and that was how it stayed as Scotland were downed against their World Cup opponents.

You can watch highlights of Corry's Northern Ireland by clicking here, and the Scotland game by clicking here.

Both players will now rest up ahead of Rovers' return to pre-season at the end of June.

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