Costa Rica qualify for World Cup after draw with Honduras

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Costa Rica qualified for the 2018 World Cup finals on Saturday after Kendall Waston’s goal in the fifth minute of stoppage time in San Jose gave them a 1-1 draw against Honduras and the point they needed to seal their spot in Russia.

The last-gasp draw means that Costa Rica, who reached the quarter-finals in 2014, join Mexico as the second representative from the North, Central American and Caribbean region (CONCACAF).

The top three teams qualify automatically for Russia with the fourth-placed side going into a playoff with a team from the Asian confederation.

In the remaining fixtures of the round, Honduras host Mexico on Tuesday, while Costa Rica go to Panama and the United States travel to bottom side Trinidad and Tobago.

 

 

Source: News agencies