QATAR 2022

Costa Rica vs Mexico: how and where to watch - times, TV, online

Mexico travel to San Jose looking to improve on their winning start to the 'octagon' group with a ticket to the Qatar 2022 World Cup on the line.

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Costa Rica vs Mexico: how and where to watch - times, TV, online

Costa Rica welcome Mexico this Sunday in match-day 2 of the CONCACAF octagonal group final with places in the Qatar World Cup on the line.

Costa Rica started their campaign with a disappointing 0-0 stalemate against Panama on Thursday and will relish the visit of Tata Martino's men to show the fans at the Estadio Nacional that they are serious candidates to secure one of the three automatic qualifying places.

The Ticos display against Panama however was hugely with just three wins in their past 17 games and they came against lesser opposition in the form of Suriname, Guadeloupe and Jamaica in the 2021 Gold Cup.

"We have a big test on Sunday at home and we need to change our mindset. We are aware that there is room for improvement," said captain Celso Borges, speaking to the media ahead of the match.

Sin tituloCosta Rica's goalkeeper Keylor Navas takes part in a training session at Goal Project in San Jose, on September 3, 2021 ahead of their FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifier match against Mexico. (Photo by Ezequiel BECERRA / AFP)

Mexico confident

'El Tri' needed a late goal to defeat Jamaica in their opening game, they were clearly the dominant side and spurned many clear-cut chances to put the game beyond the 'Reggae Boyz' from the Caribbean. The win saw Mexico top the group with all other games ending in draws.

"The way we understand things is that that the team should play to win. We would never play for a draw" said head coach Gerardo Martino.

The Argentine won't be on the Mexican bench tonight after he underwent surgery for a retinal detachment on Friday which prevents him from traveling.

3,000 fans to be present

Tonight's game in San Jose will be watched by just 3,000 fans with local health authorities only permitting 5% of the overall capacity as part on ongoing coronavirus measures in the Central American nation.

Possible XI's

Costa Rica: Keylor Navas - Keysher Fuller, Óscar Duarte, Francisco Calvo, Bryan Oviedo - David Guzmán, Celso Borges, Bryan Ruiz, Ronald Matarrita - Joel Campbell, Manfred Ugalde. Coach: Luis Fernando Suárez.

México: Guillermo Ochoa - Jorge Sánchez, Néstor Araujo, César Montes, Jesús Gallardo - Edson Álvarez, Andrés Guardado, Sebastián Córdova, Uriel Antuna, Roberto Alvarado - Henry Martín. Coach: Gerardo Martino.

What time does Costa Rica-Mexico?

The 2022 Qatar World Cup qualifying game between Costa Rica and Mexico will be staged at the Estadio Nacional (San Jose) and will kick-off at 09:00 pm (local time).

US ET: 19:00

US PT: 16:00

UK: 00:00 (Monday 6/09)

For everywhere else in the world, you can check here to see what time the match gets underway.

Where can I watch Costa Rica-Mexico?

If the Costa Rica-Mexico qualifier is available in your country, you can check here to see what channels or platforms will be showing the game.

United States: UNIVERSO, CBS Sports Network, Telemundo, Paramount+, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo

Is the Costa Rica-Mexico game available online?

The World Cup qualifier clash is available in most nations through the rights holders' online platform, if they have one. The best option is to check who is showing the game in your country and if they have an online service or iOS/Android app to watch it on.

Costa Rica-Mexico live on AS English

You can also follow our live text commentary here on AS English. We will be building up to the match an hour or so from kick-off before giving you a minute-by-minute account from San Jose as the action unfolds.