May 19, 2022

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Costa Rica faces New Zealand in the playoffs for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar  RMMD |  International

Costa Rica faces New Zealand in the playoffs for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar RMMD | International

The Costa Rican national team has officially become a representative of Concacaf, who will play in the playoffs with New Zealand (Oceania) to reach 2022 Qatar on June 13 or 14. It was decided this Wednesday by the goals of Juan Pablo Vargas and Anthony Contreras, with the ‘Dicos’ win (2-0) against the United States.

With this decision on the last day of the octagonal Concacaf, the United States (25 points) qualified directly for the World Cup with three Concacaf teams, Canada (28) and Mexico (28), while Costa Rica (25) finished. The fourth box to access the playoffs.

Costa Rica, who have not lost to the United States on home soil in history, still had the math chance of winning a live ticket to the World Cup in Qatar, but had to deliver a historic 6-0 victory to knock the Americans out of third place. .

Costa Rica’s coach, Colombia’s Luis Fernando Suarez, has sidelined eight yellow-carded footballers who, if they get another, will include defender Francisco Calvo, midfielders, Brian Ruiz and Celso Borges and striker in the play – off match against New Zealand. Joel Campbell is the backbone of the team.

Costa Rica’s DD already thinks of New Zealand

Luis Suarez praised New Zealand’s characteristics and promised that the single-game playoffs would be tough and well-prepared.

“They are very tough competitors, complex, they are a good team. He is very strong, tall, he plays well, we have to be well prepared to qualify for the World Cup.”, He revealed.

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Suarez referred to Costa Rica.He has a lot of interesting players. “ And that “Enough is enough to dream”.

With information from EFE.