Costa Rica continues to dream of Qatar 2022 after defeating surprise Japan 1-0

Costa Rica continues to dream of Qatar 2022 after defeating surprise Japan 1-0


After the bitter and humiliating defeat suffered against Spain (7-0) on the first date, the Selection of Costa Rica had a relief this Sunday by defeating Japan 1-0the surprise of the tournament after beating Germany, and will continue to dream of going to the next phase of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

A lonely Keysher Fuller goal at minute 81when there was little left for the match to end and the tie would be the final result, he gave the victory to the Ticos. Costa Rica’s approach was always defensiveunderstanding that in front they had a team that managed to beat Germany with fast football on the wings and decisive in the area.

The Costa Rican coach Luis Fernando Suárez decided to develop on the playing field a style that was from behind and precisely a central defender was in charge of giving him the victory. In a post-match press conference, the coach expressed his satisfaction with the result and called for them not to be considered eliminated.

“We are not dead (…) Today Costa Rica was Costa Rica again. With the desire to do well and to give himself up for a country,” said Suárez.

The coach’s words are not left aside. After the defeat suffered against Spain several days ago, there was a lot of hopelessness in the Central American nation and its thousands of fans who follow their National Team from Qatar on the screens.

The Costa Rican media joined the trend of hope: headlines such as “We keep dreaming!” or “Costa Rica excites again” highlighted on web portals.

The next game of Costa Rica will be on Thursday against Germanywhile Japan will face off against Spain, which was among the candidates to win the World Cup after the exhibition on the first day.

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