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Costa Rica and New Zealand meet for last World Cup place


DOHA — The last place at this year’s World Cup will be decided on Tuesday in Doha when Costa Rica face New Zealand in their intercontinental playoff. Costa Rica, looking to qualify for a third successive World Cup, reached the quarter-finals in Brazil eight years ago and having had substantially more competitive matches over the last four years will be favorites to advance. Since the last World Cup, they have played 30 competitive games compared with five for New Zealand which have all been against low-ranked Pacific island nations. “Costa Rica have played a lot together and have a lot of caps,” said New Zealand coach Danny Hay, whose side played Peru and Oman in warm-up matches over the last week. “But that said, I think everybody’s got half an eye, if not a full eye, if not two eyes on Costa Rica,” he added.


Source: Egypt Today June 13, 2022 09:23 UTC



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