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Costa Rica seal 2018 FIFA World Cup spot with draw vs Honduras

Oct 08, 2017 16:52 IST
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Kendall Watson’s header deep into injury time gave Costa Rica a 1-1 draw with Honduras on Saturday and a berth in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Eddie Hernandez had headed Honduras ahead in the 66th minute, and it appeared that Costa Rica would have to put their Russia plans on hold. But five minutes into stoppage time, Watson rose in the center of the area to head in Bryan Ruiz’s cross and spark joyful celebrations at the National Stadium in San Jose, where the match was postponed from Friday due to the effects of Hurricane Nate. Three CONCACAF teams advance directly to the finals in Russia with a fourth to play off against either Syria or Australia for a berth. The United States moved into third place on 12 points on Friday with a 4-0 romp over Panama. (Video credit: Perform)