Mexico 0-0 Costa Rica summary: score, stats and highlights, 2022 World Cup qualifying
Mexico vs Costa Rica: World Cup 2022 qualifying as it happened
The game has ended! The Mexico national team lacked creativity on offense and they failed to defeat Costa Rica, who played brilliant on defense at the Azteca stadium. Thanks for watching the minute by minute with AS.com. We will return on Wednesday for matchday 11 of the CONCACAF 2022 World Cup Qualifiers.
Four minutes added of stoppage time.
'Chucky' Lozano was desperate and attempted a shot from outside the box and once again it was blocked by a defender.
Alexis Vega attempted a bicycle kick inside the box, but he completely missed the ball.
Last sub for Costa Rica. Yeltsin Tejeda comes out and he is replaced by Daniel Salas.
Luis Romo's volley from inside the box hits the post! They can't find the back of the net and the Monterrey player took advantage of the rebound, but it failed to score.
Hector Moreno gets booked and he will not be able to play against Panama on Wednesday.
Hector Herrera attempts a shot from distance, but once again it goes over the goal.
Last sub for Mexico. Alexis Vega replaces 'Tecatito' Corona.
Mexico is lacking creativity.
Orbelin Pineda's strike gets blocked by a defender from Costa Rica.
Hirving Lozano gives a great ball to 'Tecatito' Corona, who was inside the box, and his header went wide because it lacked power and direction.
First substitution for Costa Rica. Gerson Torres comes out and Jefry Antonio Valverde Rojas takes his place.
Now Jesus Gallardo makes a powerful low cross in search of Rogelio Funes Mori, but the striker failed to tap the ball inside the six-yard box.
Mexico just hid the post! Luis 'Chaka' Rodríguez' cross from the right flank ends up hitting the upper post of the goal that is guarded by Keylor Navas. The defenders were able to clear the danger away after the rebound.
Costa Rica are looking dangerous with the counter attacks, especially when they are led by Joel Campbell.
WHAT A MISS! Joel Campbell gave a perfect through ball to Alonso Martínez, who entered the box and it the side net. He couldn't control the ball correctly as Guillermo Ochoa came out to block the shot, but he made a poorly finish.
Jesús Gallardo's strike was blocked by a defender from Costa Rica.
Luis 'Chaka' Rodriguez gets booked and he will miss the next game against Panama on Wednesday.
'Chaka' Rodriguez makes the cross from the right flank and Jesús Gallardo was able to header the ball but it lacked power and direction.
The second 45 minutes are about to start. Two subs for Mexico prior to the start and Orbelin Pineda and Luis Romo will replace Edson Álvarez and Carlos Alberto Rodríguez.
The first half has ended! Costa Rica had the best opportunity to score the first goal, but Mexico responded with a powerful free kick taken by Herrera and blocked by Navas. We will be back for the second 45 minutes.
What a great one-handed save from Keylor Navas after the powerful strike from the free kick from Hector Herrera.
Hand ball in favor of Mexico! Hirving Lozano attempted another shot from outside the box and it was blocked by Francisco Calvo but with his hand and the referee gave the free kick to the home side.
WOW! Martinez with an amazing lobbed ball to Celso Borges inside the box and with time and space his header goes straight to the hands of Guillermo Ochoa. An experienced player like Borges opted for power instead of placement and the score remains 0-0.
Keysher Fuller picks up a yellow card.
Hirving Lozano with another shot that goes over Keylor Navas' goal!
Again Hirving Lozano attempts a powerful shot from outside the box, but it goes over the goal.
Rogelio Funes Mori found the back of the net, but he was caught offside after an impressive solo play from 'Tecatito' Corona.
Back-to-back-to-back opportunities for Mexico. This time Hirving Lozano cuts to his left, shots, and his try gets deflected by Costa Rica's defender! What a start by "Chucky"! He's everywhere.
Hector Herrera with a cheeky try from outside the box that goes over the goal!
Hirving Lozano with a header from Jesús Gallardo's cross that goes out of bounds!
Costa Rica with sends a warning again! This time a volley from outside the box barely went wide the left post that is defended by Guillermo Ochoa.
Funes Mori takes the ball away and he attempted a shot from outside the box, but it was blocked by Francisco Calvo.
Alonso Martinez gets booked after a tackle against Corona.
COSTA RICA WITH THEIR FIRST CHANCE! Joel Campbell took the ball from the midfield and led the counter attack for his team. Campbell was approaching the box and gave a through ball to Alonso Martinez, who riffled a powerful right-footed shot that was blocked by Guillermo Ochoa.
As expected the Mexico national team with the possession of the ball in the beginning of the game, but no clear opportunities yet.
Now Costa Rica with the free kick and it was taken by Celso Borges. The experienced player shot it with his right foot and the ball barely went over the goal.
WHAT A CHANCE FOR MEXICO! 'Tecatito' Corona takes the free kick and Hirving Lozano was there inside the box to header the ball that BARELY went wide.
Free kick for Mexico near the corner.
The game has started at the Azteca stadium! Crucial points to be fought between Mexico and Costa Rica for match day 10 of the round-robin tournament.
Some images of the Costa Rica national team warming up at the Azteca prior to the start of the match.
The national anthem of Costa Rica is playing first and then they will play Mexico's. There are only two thousand people allowed inside the stadium as the Mexican Soccer Federation was penalized by FIFA for constant homophobic chanting by a sector of their. fans.
Mexico's home kit to face Costa Rica. This is a crucial game for the home side because if they win they will go to second place because the USMNT lost to Canada.
Prior to each FIFA World Cup, the Mexican national team has two goals set in stone. The first is to qualify and the second is to make it past the quarter-finals at the tournament for the first time in their history. This year they are close to securing their spot in Qatar and their captain, Andrés Guardado, believes this will be the year they break that ‘curse.’
Julian Araujo from the LA Galaxy and Ronald Matarrita from FC Cincinnati will be the only two players from Major League Soccer that could see minutes in the qualifying match between Mexico and Costa Rica.
In 295 days (as of 30 January) the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will kick off and 32 teams will feature this year before it expands to 48 in 2026. One of the biggest sporting events in the world will be held for the second time in Asia and for the first time it is scheduled to start in the winter, running from 18 November to 18 December. The international break in January is crucial for many teams around the world that are looking to book their ticket to Qatar later this year. So far, 13 countries have already qualified for the World Cup, which means there are only 19 spots left to be determined over the coming months.
Gerardo Martino's Mexico can take a major step towards automatic qualification for the 2022 Qatar World Cup as they face Costa Rica at the Estadio Azteca on Sunday night in the Mexican capital. One key factor missing for 'El Tri' for the next two games will be raucous home support after FIFA hit the Mexican FA with a two game 'behind closed doors' ban for constant homophobic chanting by a sector of the Mexican fans.
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