Costa Rica captain Ruiz leaves troubled Sporting for Santos

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  • Thursday, 12 Jul 2018

Soccer Football - World Cup - Group E - Switzerland vs Costa Rica - Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia - June 27, 2018 Costa Rica's Bryan Ruiz takes a penalty that hit the cross bar and was scored by Switzerland's Yann Sommer with an own goal REUTERS/Murad Sezer

(Reuters) - Costa Rica skipper Bryan Ruiz has left troubled Portuguese club Sporting to sign for Santos and begin a new chapter in his career, the Brazilian team announced on Wednesday.

"A new challenge in my career," the attacking midfielder wrote on twitter. "Very happy and proud to have arrived at a great club @SantosFC. A big hello to all the club's fans."

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