COSTA RICA and New Zealand face off in a World Cup play-off between the confederations.
The winner of the match books the 32nd and final ticket to Qatar in November.
The Ticos narrowly missed out on an automatic qualifier as they finished behind the USA on goal difference.
But Costa Rica knows what it takes to earn a spot in football’s biggest competition, having competed in four of the last five World Cups.
However, New Zealand will be keen to follow in the footsteps of neighbors Australia, who triumphed over a Latin American side at the same venue the night before.
The Australians won a penalty shoot-out against Peru after coming on as a substitute in the 119th minute against dancing goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne.
When will Costa Rica and New Zealand kick off?
- Costa Rica meets New Zealand on Tuesday 14 June.
- The aim is probably to 7pm UK time – 21:00 local time, 12:00 in Costa Rica and 6:00 on Wednesday in New Zealand.
- The Al Rayyan Stadium in Qatar is the designated arena for this massive World Cup play-off and can hold around 50,000 fans.
- The two teams have only met once in history, when Costa Rica convincingly defeated New Zealand 4-0 in 2007.
What TV channel is Costa Rica vs New Zealand on and can I stream it live?
- Costa Rica vs New Zealand is live on BBC Red Button.
- You can also stream it via iPlayer and the BBC Sport website.
- Viewers in the United States can watch it live on Fox Sports 2 (English) or Eurovision (Spanish).
Can I watch Costa Rica vs New Zealand for free?
- Yes. Costa Rica vs. New Zealand is FREE to all UK viewers with a TV license.
Both managers are expected to have a full roster of players to choose from, and some familiar faces will be joining them.
Costa Rica coach Luis Fernando Suarez will be tempted to put in Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Keylor Navas, who recently joined the squad.
Veteran captain Bryan Ruiz is expected to take over the side and former Arsenal striker Joel Campbell will be keen to add to his goal tally as he leads the line.
Elsewhere, Winston Reid could be skippering for New Zealand and he is hoping Newcastle striker Chris Wood can save the day at the helm.
Only 90 minutes
- Costa Rica wins 3/4
- Draw 21.10
- New Zealand wins 9/2
To qualify (incl. ET and Pen)
- Costa Rica qualifies 2/7
- New Zealand qualifies on 23.10
*Odds provided by Betfair are correct at time of publication
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