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Celso Borges’ first-half scorer was the difference maker as Costa Rica prevented Canada from booking their place in the FIFA Men’s World Cup with a 1-0 win on Thursday


90′ – +3 – Full time – Costa Rica 1 – Canada 0

USA vs Mexico end in a 0-0 draw.

90′ – Three minutes of added time

88′ – Jonathan David hits the post with a header after a pass from Laryea.

82′ – Richie Laryea pricks the hands of the Costa Rican goalkeeper, but he again keeps the ball out of the net.

79′ – Ismaël Koné and Iké Ugbo replace Jonathan Osorio and Cyle Larin for Canada. This is Koné’s debut for Canada

74′Tajon Buchanan hits the crossbar then sends the rebound over the net as Canada continues to apply pressure.

70′Junior Hoilett replaces Alistair Johnston for Canada.

64′Stephen Eustáquio sent a ball just past the far post as he nearly put Canada on the board.

54′ – Ronald Matarrita receives a yellow card for a foul on Tajon Buchanan

53′ – Joel Campbell bursts in alone on the Canadian goal but goalkeeper Milan Borjan makes the save to keep the deficit to one goal.

49′Tajon Buchanan gets a shot from close range, but is denied by Costa Rican keeper Keylor Navas.

45′ – The second half is on

Panama and Honduras end in a 1-1 draw, Canada can now clinch their place in the World Cup with a draw against Costa Rica or with a loss for the United States against Mexico.



45′ – Celso Borges heads the ball into the Canadian net to give Costa Rica a 1-0 lead.

34′Mark-Anthony Kaye was sent off after receiving his second yellow card of the first half.

32′Richie Laryea has a sharp eye on goal but his attempt to roll the ball into the net is too high and comes out for a goal kick.

24′ – Canada get their first corner, Stephen Eustáquio takes it, but Costa Rica defends.

15′ – Canadian Mark-Anthony Kaye receives a yellow card for a hard foul, the referee went to VAR to review a red card, but did not change the call.

10 ‘- A free kick outside the box is worth a corner for Costa Rica. They are unable to convert on a header, which goes out for a goal kick.

3′ – Costa Rica use a quick free kick to break into the Canadian goal, but Jonathan David comes in to stop the attack.

1′ – Kick off for Costa Rica, the match is on.


Canada have announced their starting roster for Thursday’s World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica:

Atiba Hutchinson (C), Milan Borjan, Alistair Johnston, Kamal Miller, Stephen Eustaquio, Tajon Buchanan, Mark-Anthony Kaye, Cyle Larin, Jonathan David, Jonathan Osorio, Richie Laryea.

Line-up of Costa Rica against Canada: