World Cup Inter-Continental Playoff 2022: Costa Rica beat New Zealand 1-0 to CLINCH final World Cup 2022 spot, Watch Costa Rica beat New Zealand HIGHLIGHTS

World Cup Inter-Continental Playoff 2022 – Costa Rica beat New Zealand 1-0: Joel Campbell’s early goal proved enough for Costa Rica to see…

World Cup Inter-Continental Playoff 2022: Costa Rica beat New Zealand 1-0 to CLINCH final World Cup 2022 spot, Watch Costa Rica beat New Zealand HIGHLIGHTS
World Cup Inter-Continental Playoff 2022: Costa Rica beat New Zealand 1-0 to CLINCH final World Cup 2022 spot, Watch Costa Rica beat New Zealand HIGHLIGHTS, DOHA, QATAR - JUNE 14: Joel Campbell of Costa Rica celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 1-0 in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Playoff match between Costa Rica and New Zealand at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium on June 14, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)

World Cup Inter-Continental Playoff 2022 – Costa Rica beat New Zealand 1-0: Joel Campbell’s early goal proved enough for Costa Rica to see off a spirited New Zealand and become the 32nd and final nation to qualify for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Costa Rica are the last team to qualify for the Qatar World Cup. They beat New Zealand with a goal after three minutes from Monterrey forward Joel Campbell. They will be in Group E and will face Spain, Germany and Japan. Follow FIFA World Cup updates on InsideSport.IN

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World Cup Inter-Continental Playoff 2022: Costa Rica beat New Zealand 1-0 to CLINCH final World Cup 2022 spot, Watch Costa Rica beat New Zealand HIGHLIGHTS

World Cup Inter-Continental Playoff 2022: Costa Rica beat New Zealand 1-0

Joel Campbell’s early goal proved enough for Costa Rica to see off a spirited New Zealand and become the 32nd and final nation to qualify for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

Los Ticos will play Spain, Germany and Japan in Group E. If yesterday’s intercontinental play-off began at crawl, today’s exploded into life. In the third minute, Jewison Bennette burst down the left and fired a low cross into the centre.

World Cup Inter-Continental Playoff 2022: Costa Rica beat New Zealand 1-0 to CLINCH final World Cup 2022 spot, Watch Costa Rica beat New Zealand HIGHLIGHTS
World Cup Inter-Continental Playoff 2022: Costa Rica beat New Zealand 1-0 to CLINCH final World Cup 2022 spot, Watch Costa Rica beat New Zealand HIGHLIGHTS, DOHA, QATAR – JUNE 14: Costa Rica celebrates after defeating New Zealand in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Playoff match between Costa Rica and New Zealand at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium on June 14, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Joe Allison/Getty Images)

Joel Campbell somehow muscled in between two opponents to get a foot on it and bundle the ball into the bottom corner. The All Whites then laid siege to Los Ticos’ goal.

Matt Garbett shot narrowly wide, Alexander Greive did the same after fine work by Chris Wood, and then the latter’s shot was half-saved by Keylor Navas before the Costa Rica defence hooked it clear with the hulking striker ready to pounce. Wood then had an appeal for a penalty turned down.

World Cup Inter-Continental Playoff 2022: Costa Rica seal last World Cup 2022 spot

Anthony Contreras misjudged a long ball aimed at the New Zealand No9, who masterfully took it on his chest and went down under the Costa Rica’s challenge, but the referee waved play on.

There was more misfortune for Wood moments later. The Newcastle United man fired home a deflected Garbett cross, only for the goal to be ruled out for a foul earlier in the move.

World Cup Inter-Continental Playoff 2022: Costa Rica beat New Zealand 1-0 to CLINCH final World Cup 2022 spot, Watch Costa Rica beat New Zealand HIGHLIGHTS
World Cup Inter-Continental Playoff 2022: Costa Rica beat New Zealand 1-0 to CLINCH final World Cup 2022 spot, Watch Costa Rica beat New Zealand HIGHLIGHTS, DOHA, QATAR – JUNE 14: Chris Wood of New Zealand reacts competes in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Playoff match between Costa Rica and New Zealand at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium on June 14, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Joe Allison/Getty Images)

Costa Rica defended far more resolutely after the break, and their hopes were heighted midway through the half when Kosta Barbarouses, not long after coming on, was sent off for a wild lunge.

New Zealand didn’t give up, with Chris Wood attempting an acrobatic strike and Niko Kirwan’s curler from distance forcing Navas to tip the ball around his post, but Costa Rica held on to reach a third successive World Cup.

World Cup Inter-Continental Playoff 2022: Costa Rica beat New Zealand 1-0 to CLINCH final World Cup 2022 spot, Watch Costa Rica beat New Zealand HIGHLIGHTS

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