Costa Rica beat New Zealand 1-0 in a friendly on Tuesday at the Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium in Doha, Qatar to win their last ticket to the 2022 World Cup.
In the first half of the match, Joel Campbell scored the only goal of the game in the second minute for the Central American team. Despite some attempts by goalkeeper Kyler Navas failing to counter-attack, the mark kept the match team on alert.
Later, the All Whites managed a goal through Chris Wood; But Matthew Garbett’s previous mistake in carscar Duarte’s VAR decided to cancel the goal, which eliminated the equalizer.
The second half went on without much tension. The tricolor team missed opportunities to level their opponents, however they were always looking for a goal that would allow them to extend the game, looking for shortcuts to reach the area.
Costa Barbaros was sent off in the 69th minute for a foul on Francisco Calvo against Cusada. Thus the New Zealand players ended the game in a one-man game.
Costa Rica returns to the World Cup for the third time in a row, this time under the guidance of Colombian Luis Fernando Suarez, who led the Ecuadorian team to 16 rounds in football history in that South American country in 2006. .
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