BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Robert Vittek and Stanislav Sestak scored a goal each Saturday to lead Slovakia to a 3-0 victory over Costa Rica despite an injury to key defender Martin Skrtel in a World Cup warmup match.
Douglas Sequeira's own-goal gave Slovakia the lead in the 16th minute. The Costa Rica defender tapped in a cross from Vladimir Weiss from the right.
Vittek, who has recovered from a knee injury, made it 2-0 early in the second half when he slotted home a rebound after a shot from Sestak hit the crossbar. Sestak added the third from the spot in the 87th.
In the 13th, Skrtel injured his ankle and had to be replaced. The Liverpool central defender was rushed to a hospital for a scan but will travel with the team to South Africa.