The lucky winner of the last 32nd place ticket for the World Cup was the Costa Rica national team
Costa Rica won a ticket to the 2022 World Cup / Photo: Reuters
The last participant in the Qatar 2022 World Cup was decided on Tuesday 14 June. The Costa Rican national team met New Zealand in the intercontinental play-off match.
It is reported that Petrakov’s team lost at least to Wales in the final.
The fate of the match was decided by the only goal scored in the first appearance of the match. In the third minute of the battle, Costa Rican striker Joel Campbell, after a pass from Havison Bennett, sent the ball past New Zealand.
The islanders were also able to hit the opponent’s goal, but the referee disallowed the goal after watching the video assistant technology.
Therefore, Costa Rica reached the sixth World Cup finals. The team’s biggest achievement is reaching the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
World Cup 2022. Intercontinental match.
Costa Rica – New Zealand 1: 0
Goal: Campbell, 3
Costa Rica: Navas-Fowler (Martínez, 46), Duarte, Calvo, Oviedo-Tejeda, Borges-Campbell, Bennett (Ruiz, 46), Torres (Easton, 46) – Contreras
New Zealand: Cuts – Bedjanker, Reed (Just, 72), Tuiluma – Kakachi, Garbet (Wayne, 61), Louis (Staminik, 80), Kervan (Pane, 79) – Wood, Grave (Barbaros, 60)
In the group stage, the United States will play in Group E with Spain, Germany and Japan. The World Cup will be held in Qatar from November 21 to December 18.
All 32 participants in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar
- Europe: England, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, France, Croatia, Switzerland and Wales.
- South america: Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Uruguay.
- Africa: Ghana, Morocco, Senegal, Cameroon, Tunisia.
- Asia: Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Japan, Australia.
- North Amarica: Canada, USA, Mexico, Costa Rica.