Costa Rica is one of the favourites to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, but New Zealand is still a top side and could upset the odds with a win. The World Cup qualifier starts at 18:00 GMT on June 14 and is the first match between the two sides. Costa Rica won the first World Cup qualifier in 1966, but has failed to qualify for the finals since.
Costa Rica will go into the game as heavy favorites as they are home to keylor navas, the best goalkeeper of the last decade, and they are likely to do so in a World Cup qualifier. If they do not qualify, they will be without one of their most prolific players, goalkeeper Keylor Navas. Costa Rica reached the quarter-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, where they lost to the Netherlands on penalties. Joel Campbell, who has experience in single elimination games, will take the field.
Despite the fact that New Zealand lost their last two World Cup playoff matches, they were able to dominate the first half of the game. Despite the lack of star power, New Zealand was hoping to avoid a hat-trick of defeats. Sadly, New Zealand’s Kosta Barbarouses was sent off in the second half and New Zealand were reduced to 10 men. The pressure was on as New Zealand pressed on the Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas. However, time ran out before they could equalize.
The winner of this match will earn a spot in the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Costa Rica currently ranks 31 in the world, while New Zealand is 101 in the Oceania region. New Zealand lost their last World Cup qualifier to Costa Rica 4-0 in 2007, but they are a tough side to beat. The winner will face Spain, Germany, Japan, and Japan. The World Cup qualifier in Qatar is a key game to watch for both countries.
In the first round, the winner of the intercontinental playoff match will qualify for the finals in November or December. The two teams will then face off in extra time if they fail to find a winner. If no team can separate them in extra time or a shootout, the game will go to penalties, and the final spots will go to Costa Rica and New Zealand. The intercontinental playoff final will be held on 13 June in Qatar. The World Cup is scheduled to start on November 21 and conclude on December 18 in Doha.
Costa Rica has qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. They have been in Qatar since early last week and have been training in an air-conditioned stadium to avoid heat exhaustion. Costa Rica will join Group E at the World Cup. But there’s still no certainty about whether Costa Rica will make the final. So far, the team has been focused on the future and will be focused on a successful World Cup campaign in Qatar.