Costa Rica 1-0 New Zealand: Costa Rica qualify for 2022 World Cup in Qatar
By Michael Emons
Last updated on14 June 202214 June 2022.
Costa Rica became the last team to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar with victory over New Zealand.
In the intercontinental play-off, Costa Rica took a third-minute lead when ex-Arsenal player Joel Campbell shot low into the bottom corner.
New Zealand ended the match with 10 men as substitute Kosta Barbarouses was sent off for fouling Francisco Calvo.
The World Cup begins on 21 November with Costa Rica playing 2010 champions Spain in their opener on 23 November.
Ranked 31st in the world, Luis Fernando Suarez's side go into Group E, which also contains four-time winners Germany and a Japan side who have advanced beyond the group phase in three of the past five tournaments.