Published: Mon, October 09, 2017
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

Costa Rica claims ticket to Russian Federation

Costa Rica claims ticket to Russian Federation

Friday's CONCACAF World Cup qualifying match between Costa Rica and Honduras has been postponed until Saturday due to severe rainfall caused by tropical storm Nate, the Costa Rican soccer federation has announced.

Although the "Ticos" mathematically had earned their spot in Russia in 2018, the 1-1 tie against the "catrachos", led by the "Ticos" former World Cup 2014 coach, was needed to concrete to reach the 16 point in the hexagonal a position to place in the top three teams to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

Both goalkeepers remained spectators for much of an at-times feisty affair, before Honduras collected an unexpected breakthrough midway through the second half.

That strike appeared it would be enough for victory in a disjointed contest, until Waston popped up for a dramatic 95th-minute equaliser.

In the fifth minute of stoppage time, Bryan Ruiz crossed to Waston, and the Vancouver Whitecaps defender outjumped Maynor Figueroa and Johnny Palacios to head the ball past Donis Escober from eight meters out. Panama and Honduras have 10 points each.

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Costa Rica became the second member of the world Cup from the CONCACAF zone.

A resounding 4-0 win over Panama on Friday did wonders for the U.S. Men's National Team in its pursuit of the country's eighth straight World Cup appearance.

The Socceroos will be trying to advance to the next stage of the playoffs when they play Syria in Sydney on Tuesday night.

In big results from Day 2 of Federation Internationale de Football Association U-17 World Cup, Brazil beat Spain 2-1 in what was clearly the battle of the heavyweights.

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