Mexico's head coach Miguel Herrera waits for the start of play at the CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer match against Costa Rica Sunday, July 19, 2015, at MetLife stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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Mexico coach Miguel Herrera has denied his team had received help from the referee to beat Costa Rica 1-0 after extra time and reach the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals.Midfielder Andres Guardado converted from the spot in the 124th minute of Sunday's quarterfinal at the MetLife after Guatemalan referee Walter Lopez awarded Mexico a controversial penalty for an alleged push on striker Oribe Peralta.Lopez was set to give Costa Rica a goal kick after Peralta was unable to connect with an attempted header but changed his mind and pointed to the spot after his American assistant Eric Boria flagged for a penalty by Costa Rica's Roy Miller.
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