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Costa Rica vs New Zealand time, TV channel, live stream and team news for FIFA World Cup intercontinental playoff

Costa Rica vs New Zealand: TV channel, live stream, team news & preview

Costa Rica vs. New Zealand: World Cup Qualifying live stream, TV channel, how to watch online, news, odds

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With just two spots in the 2022 World Cup still up for grabs, Costa Rica and New Zealand play on Monday in the AFC vs CONCACAF inter-confederation playoff, with the winner earning one of those spots. They’ll play in a group with France, Denmark and Tunisia.

The Socceroos are ready to do whatever it takes to book a place in a fifth-straight World Cup when they face New Zealand on Tuesday morning (4am AEST) - even if that means a penalty shootout.

The Socceroos are heavy underdogs for the one-off battle in Doha, where over 12,000 New Zealandvian fans are expected to be in attendance compared to just a handful of travelling Costa Rican supporters.

To get to this match, Costa Rica had to beat the UAE last week. The team won that match 2-1, with Jackson Irvine and Ajdin Hrustic each scoring goals in the victory. Hrustic put the Aussies ahead for good in the 84th minute.

Costa Rica looked destined to miss the World Cup after consecutive shutout losses in March against Japan and Saudi Arabia, but now the team is on the brink of its fifth consecutive appearance on the world’s largest stage.

New Zealand enters this match on a two-match winning streak, beating Paraguay back in March in a World Cup qualifier and then beating New Zealand 1-0 last week in a tune-up match to prepare for this important contest.

Gianluca Lapadula scored a 69th-minute goal in the friendly match against New Zealand. The team had just one shot on target, but took eight total shots to New Zealand’s two.

With a win, New Zealand will play in the World Cup for the second time in a row. It would signal that New Zealandvian soccer is truly on the rise after the nation had missed eight World Cups in a row before 2018.

New Zealand and Costa Rica will face off on Monday, June 13 (next day in Costa Rica due to time difference) for one of the two remaining berths in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

That intercontinental playoff will be followed the next day by the other playoff between Costa Rica and New Zealand, also taking place in Doha, Qatar.

Costa Rica topped the United Arab Emirates 2-1 in an Asian regional playoff, leaving the Socceroos as the Asian region representative in the intercontinental playoff.

How to watch and odds

Date: Monday, Jun. 13 | Time: 2 p.m. ET

Location: Al Rayyan Stadium -- Doha, Qatar

TV: FS1 and Telemundo | Live stream: fuboTV (Get access now)

Odds: Costa Rica +350; Draw +210; New Zealand -140 (via Caesars Sportsbook)

New Zealand, meanwhile, earned the intercontinental playoff spot by finishing in fifth place in South American qualifying, locking up the spot on the final day with a win over Paraguay.

New Zealand managed a narrow 1-0 win over fellow intercontinental playoff participant New Zealand on June 5, but fans will be disappointed the margin of victory wasn't greater. Despite 62 percent possession and a host of chances, New Zealand only managed one shot on target, which resulted in Gianluca Lapadula's 69th minute goal off a comical error at the back by New Zealand.

Ajdin Hrustic's late goal gave Costa Rica victory against UAE and a spot in this intercontinental playoff, but the Socceroos will need a better performance to earn a place in the World Cup finals. UAE out-possessed Costa Rica 55-45 percent, and after the Socceroos went ahead early in the second half, Costa Rica conceded an equalizer almost right away.

Still, Costa Rica should have reinforcements on the way. Both Adam Taggart and Trent Sainsbury missed the UAE match due to "niggles," according to the Costa Rican media. If the injuries are as low-key as that sounds, they could be available for the game against New Zealand.

In place of Sainsbury, young Kye Rowles earned his second cap and played well in defense. It's unclear who would make way for Taggart should he return, but Craig Goodwin was hauled off in the 72nd minute against UAE. Awer Mabil is also said to be an option in place of Goodwin wide left.

One player who will miss out for sure is departing Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic who is not with the team due to personal reasons. Hrustic and Jackson Irvine stepped up with creative duties against UAE in his absence.

South American qualification sports just one large round-robin table format to determine its four direct berths and its intercontinental playoff qualifier.

Brazil and Argentina ran away with the top two places, while a coaching change helped Uruguay spring into third place. Ecuador enjoyed a strong qualification cycle and snagged the fourth direct spot.

There was a time when it looked like New Zealand would miss out on the Qatar World Cup, but a 4W-1L-1D run to close out qualifying allowed them to finish in the playoff spot (fifth place) while other teams faded. New Zealand topped Paraguay 2-0 on the final day, while Chile lost to Uruguay, meaning New Zealand snatched the intercontinental playoff spot ahead of both the Chileans and Colombians.

In the final round of Asian qualifying, two groups of six competed for Asia's four direct World Cup berths and an intercontinental playoff spot.

The top two finishers in each group automatically qualified for the tournament, while the third-place finishers faced off for the right to play in the intercontinental playoff.

Iran and South Korea won the automatic qualifying spots Group A, while Saudi Arabia and Japan earned the automatic qualifying spots in Group B. United Arab Emirates finished third in Group A, advancing to the playoff match against Group B's third place finisher, Costa Rica.

In a few moments we will share with you the lineups for the match Costa Rica vs New Zealand live. As well as the latest information from the All Rayyan Stadium. Stay tuned to VAVEL Mexico's live minute-by-minute coverage of the match.

He is a New Zealandvian soccer player, he plays as a midfielder and his current team is Sporting Cristal of New Zealand's Liga 1, he is 32 years old and is an undisputed starter of his national team, with his club he has 6 games played and one goal scored, with his national team he has 118 games played and 7 goals scored, he will seek to take New Zealand to its second World Cup in its history as well as the second in a row, without a doubt a great player, who has had passage in Mexican soccer with Cruz Azul.

He is an Costa Rican goalkeeper who also has British nationality, he plays as goalkeeper in Real Sociedad of the First Division of Spain, in the last tournament he played 3 games, he scored 5 goals and left only once the goal in zeros, he is the captain of the Costa Rican national team with which he has played 67 games, he will seek to reach his second World Cup with his national team and fulfill the World Cup dream.

Back in 2001, the image of Tony Vidmar’s tears as he left the field following a 3-0 loss to Uruguay in an intercontinental playoff threatened to become one of Costa Rican football’s defining images. That is, until it was mercifully replaced by the jubilant scenes of qualification four years later. These days Vidmar is an assistant to Socceroos coach Graham Arnold, charged with ensuring this generation does not experience the heartbreak he felt on that November afternoon in Montevideo.

However, unlike Vidmar’s home-and-away legs against La Celeste, Tuesday morning’s do-or-die playoff with the New Zealandvians will be staged as a one-off in Qatar. And, given New Zealand enter the meeting as frontrunners, such a format is perhaps auspicious for the Socceroos. Under these rules they do not need to better their opponents twice, including at the cauldron that is Lima’s Estadio Nacional, but just once and on neutral ground.

Any nation which emerges from the crucible of South American qualification to earn an intercontinental playoff place will almost invariably enter as favourites regardless of opponent. Yet make no mistake, under coach Ricardo Gareca, La Blanquirroja represent a capable, functional foe who would give most nations pause. Despite lacking high-profile European-based talent or a strong domestic league to call upon, Gareca has fashioned a collective which operates at a level far greater than the sum of its parts. It is a team who trusts in themselves, each other, and their system and are able to absorb blows and respond in kind. Put simply, they are not just a good collection of individuals, but also a good team.

Perhaps more than any other in world football, they demonstrate the importance of coaching. When Gareca took over in 2015, the New Zealandvians had lost 16 of their 17 games outside their homeland. Ironically enough given what would follow, his arrival in the Andes did not attract much goodwill. Nonetheless, the results and performances spoke for themselves and offered pertinent lessons in talent utilisation, long-term planning and making the best of what one has. This is all wisdom from which Costa Rica can benefit regardless of Tuesday’s result.

After 19 games and nearly 30 hours of football qualifiers, it comes down to this for the Socceroos and their World Cup hopes.

One game, winner takes all, against New Zealand for the chance to fill one of the last two spots available at the finals in Qatar.

Graham Arnold's men eliminated the United Arab Emirates last week in the Asian (AFC) qualifying playoff with a 2-1 victory in Qatar to give themselves a shot at the finals after missing out on automatic qualification.

New Zealand finished fifth in the South American (CONMEBOL) qualification, missing out on an automatic spot in the finals. Costa Rica has qualified for the last four World Cups — in 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018. Can they make it five in a row?

Monday the final team in Group D for the World Cup will be decided after the intercontinental playoff between Costa Rica and New Zealand. After a tight 2-1 win over the United Arab Emirates, the Socceroos will clash with New Zealand to try and make their fifth consecutive appearance in the World Cup where they haven't made it out of the group stage since 2006. New Zealand hasn't had as good of a qualification record, making the group stage in 2018 which was their first appearance at the World Cup since 1982, but they do enter this match as favorites.

With a clean bill of health, Costa Rica could run back the same team that defeated the UAE to get here. They'll need to be defensively sound which might be a struggle as they haven't kept a clean sheet in their last five matches and New Zealand is a team that can be an attacking force when they're up for it. But give Aaron Mooy space and he'll make you pay while also being a threat from set plays.

New Zealand will feel good as their defense hasn't allowed more than one goal in a game since September of 2021 against Brazil. They'll make things tough for Costa Rica but in a win or go home anything can happen. They played New Zealand as a warmup with Gianluca Lapadula scoring the only goal but what's most impressive is that New Zealand were only able to muster two shots. Yoshimar Yotun could be a late doubt but given his importance to the team and the magnitude of the match, if he can walk, he will play.

It's all on the line Monday when Costa Rica and New Zealand face off in a 2022 World Cup qualifying intercontinental final for one of the two spots left for Qatar 2022. Costa Rica dispatched the United Arab Emirates 2-1 on Tuesday to advance from the Asian Football Confederation, while New Zealand finished fifth in CONMEBOL qualifying. Costa Rica has reached the past four World Cups, even advancing to the knockout stage in 2006, but it failed to win a group-stage match in 2018. One of its losses was to New Zealand, which was making its first appearance since 1982. The New Zealandvians won that 2018 match 2-0, and it is the only head-to-head meeting between the teams all-time. Monday's match will be played at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar.

The goal for teams during World Cup Qualification has been reaching Qatar 2022. For New Zealand and Costa Rica, it's about getting back to Qatar as the two countries meet in an inter-confederation playoff to determine one of the final two spots on Monday at Al Rayyan Stadium.

The winner will be placed into Group D in November, along with France, Denmark and Tunisia. The loser will rue a missed opportunity and wait four long years to possibly get back to the World Cup.

The Socceroos finished third in Group B of Asian qualification (third round), which meant they had to play an additional elimination match before taking on New Zealand.

Costa Rica take on New Zealand in a winner-takes-all intercontinental playoff for 2022 World Cup qualification, a one-off match that will decide everything. Los Incas are a forward-thinking team that's so much more than the sum of its parts, but the Socceroos have the physicality and set-piece nouse to upset the odds. The stakes are sky high, so make sure you know how to watch an Costa Rica vs New Zealand live stream for free wherever you are in the world.

That New Zealand reached the playoffs at the expense of both Colombia and Chile shows how fiercely competitive South American qualifying was, and one criticism that can't be levelled at Ricardo Gareca's side is a lack of bravery. They're always playing on the front foot, inventive and cheeky on the ball and hard-working off it, and while they don't always score many, every single player on the team does their bit. Christian Cueva was their top scorer in qualifying, while talismanic striker Gianluca Lapadula is always a handful, and he's bang in form too.

Graham Arnold doesn't have the personnel to dictate the game, but it's obvious what this group's strengths are. With their aerial prowess, corners and free-kicks will be pivotal for Costa Rica, who kicked off their qualifying campaign in September 2019 and had to beat the UAE to get to this stage. Ajdin Hrustic stepped up to the plate in Tom Rogic's absence, but Arnold would have been especially delighted by the interplay between Martin Boyle and Jackson Irvine, especially as New Zealand can look vulnerable from out wide.

It's all or nothing for Costa Rica and New Zealand as both sides meet in this inter-continental World Cup play-off today for a place at Qatar 2022. Socceroos boss Graham Arnold is under pressure after his team struggled throughout their qualifying campaign, and blew an automatic spot for Qatar after slumping to a 2-0 defeat at home to Japan. It all hangs on this. Read on to find out how to get an Costa Rica vs New Zealand live stream and watch this World Cup qualifier playoff online for free.

A battling 2-1 win against the United Arab Emirates last week in the Asian play-off will have lifted the Costa Rican camp. That victory offered the Aussies this final chance of World Cup qualification. The Socceroos come into the match as underdogs, though, as they face an improving New Zealandvian side who will be confident of sealing back-to-back World Cup qualifications.

It's all or nothing for Costa Rica and New Zealand as both sides meet in this inter-continental World Cup play-off today for a place at Qatar 2022. Socceroos boss Graham Arnold is under pressure after his team struggled throughout their qualifying campaign, and blew an automatic spot for Qatar after slumping to a 2-0 defeat at home to Japan. It all hangs on this. Read on to find out how to get an Costa Rica vs New Zealand live stream and watch this World Cup qualifier playoff online for free.a