Qatar 2022 World cup News

Costa Rica defeats New Zealand All Whites to clinch final spot in Qatar, score, highlights

Joel Campbell’s first goal saw the Central Americans qualify for this year’s World Cup with a 1-0 win over New Zealand on Tuesday.

Former Arsenal striker Campbell scored in the 3rd minute against Doha and New Zealand, who were reduced to 10 men in the second half, but held on for the long haul.

Costa Rica will face Germany, Spain and Japan in the semi-finals of the tournament, which kicks off in Qatar in November.

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The victory puts Costa Rica in third place in the World Cup and sixth overall. Your best efforts so far It was an unexpected trip to the quarterfinals in 2014.

New Zealand striker Chris Wood has been ruled out of the match at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium ahead of a break with what he thought was a VAR draw.

Costa Barbaraz was sent off eight minutes after being sent off for a foul on Costa Rica’s Francisco Calvo. This decision was changed by VAR after the first yellow card was shown.

New Zealand coach Danny Hai said: “We are surprisingly upset, we are being hurt.

“I thought we were the best team. It was a team that took the lead.

He described the decision as “horrible” and said he should not have played the game.

Both sides suffered greatly from the epidemic.

New Zealand’s Oceania qualifying team, which beat New Zealand to reach the knockout stages, was closed this year due to the Corona virus in Qatar.

Costa Rica star Brian Ruiz dropped out of Covide-19 two weeks before Tuesday’s game and the club should have denied allegations that two infected players played in Jamaica in January.

New Zealand’s neighbors Australia beat 31st in a 5-4 penalty shootout at the same stadium on Monday.

The first Arab World Cup kicks off in Qatar on November 21 and ends on December 18.

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