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Jorge Luis Pinto leaves Costa Rica after failing to agree to contract following World Cup run

FILE - In this July 5, 2014 file photo, Costa Rica head coach Jorge Luis Pinto waves after a penalty shoot out during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Costa Rica at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil.  The Colombia-born manager has decided to leave the Costa Rica national team. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

FILE - In this July 5, 2014 file photo, Costa Rica head coach Jorge Luis Pinto waves after a penalty shoot out during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Costa Rica at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil. The Colombia-born manager has decided to leave the Costa Rica national team. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)  (The Associated Press)

Jorge Luis Pinto, the Colombian coach who led tiny Costa Rica to the World Cup quarterfinals, is leaving after failing to agree to a new contract.

The Costa Rican federation announced Pinto's departure Thursday.

Costa Rica emerged from a group with Italy, England and Uruguay, all former world champions. It was eliminated in the quarterfinals by the Netherlands, losing 4-3 on penalty kicks after the match was 0-0 after extra time.