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Costa Rica qualifies for World Cup in dramatic fashion

Costa Rica qualifies for World Cup in dramatic fashion

Kendall Waston's header deep into injury time gave Costa Rica a 1-1 draw with Honduras and a berth in the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation.

It was a low key affair in San Jose until the contest exploded into life during the latter stages, in a match delayed for 24 hours due to Tropical Storm Nate.

Costa Rica's dramatic late goal means the United States need at most a draw at Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday night to qualify for their eighth-straight World Cup berth.

The home side were on the verge of missing out on the point they needed but grabbed the equaliser in the dying seconds when Waston headed home a cross from Bryan Ruiz.

When it comes to separating the two sides locked on ten points, if Panama match Honduras' result only a five-goal swing in goal difference in favour of Los Catrachos can prevent Panama coming out on top. "Still developing their game so they are bound to commit mistakes", said Costa Rica coach Breansse Camacho, who saw his team concede both the goals through a mistake committed by his defenders. Kendall Waston scored in the fifth minute of second-half stoppage time, giving Costa Rica a 1-1 tie against visiting Honduras on and clinching the Ticos' second straight World Cup berth and fifth overall.

The US have 12 points following their 4-0 win Friday over Panama and would qualify with a win or draw in Trinidad on the final night of the qualifiers.

The fourth-place nation advances to a home-and-home playoff next month against Australia or Syria. Both teams are fighting for a direct spot in the next World Cup and will be looking to obtain the three points from this game.

In addition, the U.S. could qualify with a loss if Panama and Honduras both fail to win on Tuesday.

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