Costa Rica v Canada live score, updates, highlights and line-ups from 2022 World Cup qualifiers

Canada will travel to Costa Rica in the home stretch of World Cup qualifying in 2022, knowing victory would secure their first World Cup spot since 1986.

John Herdman’s unbeaten side head into the final round of CONCACAF qualifying matches at the top of the standings with an impressive comeback of 25 points from 11 games.

Anything less than a victory in San Jose will delay their confirmation until Sunday’s home game against Jamaica in Toronto.

However, hosts Costa Rica find themselves in a tough qualifying situation, with 16 points on the board, just one point clear of the Intercontinental playoff spot, with a full house at the Estadio Nacional hoping to keep their hopes alive. desire.

Sporting News follows the match live and provides live score updates, commentary.

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Costa Rica vs Canada live score

1 hour 2 hours Final
Costa Rica 1 0
Canada 0 0

Goals:
CRC — Celos Borges (Gerson Torres) — 47th+ min.

(all Eastern times)

56th minute: The initiative to make the play is now firmly in the hands of Canada at 10. Costa Rica wants to hold the only goal and the Ticos defend first.

53rd minute: How lucky for Costa Rica! Long ball from Ronald Matarrita for teammate Joel Campbell and he was alone on goal, but Campbell’s shot was saved and the danger was avoided by Canada.

46th minute: The second half is underway and both teams will be supported by Panama held 1-1 at home. It’s a big result for both sides. A draw for Canada would be enough to pass.

Halftime: Costa Rica 1, Canada 0

47th minute: Score from Costa Rica! A cross from Gerson Torres finds Celso Borges’ header and nods and the stadium explodes. Costa Rica took the lead just before the break.

37th minute: Great chance for 10-man Canada as the ball falls at the foot of Cyle Larin in the penalty area, but he can’t put it on goal and the Ticos clear.

34th minute: YELLOW – And it’s Mark-Anthony Kaye who gets a second yellow. Canada is down to 10 men.

31st minute: Well-conceived attack by Canada and they get a few shots, but they were blocked. Richie Laryea plays on the left

24th minute: As word began to spread that Honduras had equalized in Panama — both teams were watching Panama closely — Canada got a corner kick, but nothing came of it.

19th minute: No red card for Canadian Mark-Anthony Kaye. Replays show Kaye leading with his cleats and in contact. But after checking it on the monitor, the referee opted for no red.

16th minute: YELLOW – Mark-Anthony Kaye is shown a yellow card for a gross foul on Ronald Matarrita and there is a video review of the incident in progress. Fans urge referee Said Martinez to show red.

10th minute: After an initial flurry of activity, Canada has calmed down. Two more corners conceded to the Ticos, however, and Francisco Calvo gets another header. But again, that’s off target.

2nd minute: It’s off and, as expected, the Costa Ricans go out in flames. The locals took an early corner kick which headed towards the bar.

9:20 p.m.: A handful of Canadian fans wanted to be in Costa Rica to witness the story.

Lineup of Costa Rica against Canada

Costa Rica boss Luis Fernando Suarez is without an experienced defensive duo Oscar Duarte and Christian Gamboa with veteran striker Marcus Urena not selected.

Starting lineup planned for Costa Rica (4-4-2): 1-Navas (GK) — 22-Matarrita, 15-Calvo, 19-Watson, 4-Fuller — 14-Galo, 5-Borges, 11-Venegas, 13-Torres — 7-Contreras, 12-Campbell

Costa Rican submarines (12): 23-Moreira, 18-Alvarado (GK), 2-Martinez, 3-Vargas, 6-Chacon, 8-Oviedo, 9-Bennette, 10-Ruiz, 16-Martinez, 17-Tejeda, 20-Aguilera, 21-Ortiz

Canada is still starless Alphonse Davies who stayed in Munich to work on his physical condition, but goal machine Jonathan Davide is available to lead the attack on visitors. Sam Adekugbe and Henry Doneil are suspended and central defenders Steven Vitoria was struggling with a fitness issue.

Planned starting lineup for Canada (3-5-2): 18-Borjan (GK)—4-Miller, 13-Hutchinson, 2-Johnston—22-Laryea 21-Osorio, 14-Kaye, 7-Eustaquio, 11-Buchanan—17-Larin, 20-David

Canadian Submarines (12): Crepeau (GK), St. Clair (GK), Vitoria, Kennedy, Cornelius, Gutierrez, Fraser, Kone, Hoilett, Cavallini, Millar, Ugbo

MORE: Updated CONCACAF and CONMEBOL qualifying image

How to watch Costa Rica vs Canada

  • Dated: Thursday March 24
  • Time: 10:05 p.m. ET
  • Canadian television channels: Sportsnet, Telus Ch. 980, RDS
  • Canadian broadcast: fuboTVOneSoccer.ca, Sportsnet NOW
  • American TV channel: Universe
  • Distribution in the United States: fuboTVParamount+

In Canada: Thursday’s match between Costa Rica and Canada from the Estadio Nacional in San Jose, Costa Rica will be broadcast on Sportsnet (English), RDS (French) and OneSoccer in Canada. The flow can be viewed on fuboTV.

In the USA: It will be available through Universo (Spanish) in the United States, and this channel can be aired on fuboTVWhich one is available as a free trial for new users. Paramount+ will broadcast an English stream for subscribers.

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