Saturday 12 June 2021

Mexico Faces A Great Opponent In Costa Rica’s Sele

Q SPORTS, CUERNAVACA, Mexico – Costa Ricans are euphoric as the national team, the Seleccion Nacional or “Sele” readies to face Mexico, in a World Cup qualifying match today in Mexico City.

Photo AFP

As these top two teams in the CONCACAF’s Hexagonal table square off, the home team is expecting a strong showing from the visitors.

- Advertisement -

Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio is asking for home supporters to be patient and unconditionally back the team against Costa Rica in Estadio Azteca.

The Sele go into the game in first position, while Mexico is desperate for a victory in at a venue that hasn’t been all too friendly to them.

In the Hexagonal qualification for Brazil 2014, Mexico only managed to win one of its five home games.

In a press interview Thursday night, some of the Sele’s key players repeated the same message, “I intelligence will be very important because Mexico wants to win.”

- Advertisement -

Bryan Ruiz told the press in Costa Rica earlier in the week. “From the start it’ll be a testing game, but we have the quality to steer through those minutes and control the match.

Mexico is expected to try to take control early, while being cautious of the damage Costa Rica can cause on the counter-attack from likes of Ruiz, Joel Campbell, Christian Bolaños and Celso Borges.

Games in recent years between Mexico and Costa Rica have been very close, no one has won by more than one goal and the majority have been draws. Over the last five games between the two each team has one win, with three draws.

If you think that Costa Rica making the quarterfinals of a World Cup was a big shock, then you haven’t been paying attention to them very long. For some time now, after Mexico, Costa Rica is the most in the region.

For Costa Rica, tonight’s game could prove an important point in time, they have already won at the Azteca before. As FMF State of Mind puts it, “if they were to do it a second time, it would only make the obvious more obvious. Costa Rica is a really good team.”

- Advertisement -

The Costa Rica – Mexico game kicks off at 7:50pm (Costa Rica time).

In Costa Rica the game will be broadcast live on TDN – Channel 7.

In Mexico and Central America on Univision, Canal 5, Imagen TV.

In the United States, the game is being carried on Univision and Fox Sports.

Online at Azteca Deportes, Televisa Deportes, Fox Soccer 2GO, Univision Now.

- Advertisement -

We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it’s accuracy.

"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Simple to request certification of vaccines against covid-19 applied in Costa Rica and abroad

QCOSTARICA - The Ministry of Health issued a new guideline on...

The US improves travel alerts for Central America; Not Costa Rica and Nicaragua

QCOSTARICA - The United States has eased travel advisories for most...


Today’s Vehicle Restriction: June 6, “ODDS”

Today, Sunday, June 6, only ODDS can circulate. The measure is countrywide and applied between 5:00 am and 9:00 pm, save for those under...

Tourism sector feels in crisis despite increase in international arrivals

QCOSTARICA - Despite the improvement in tourist arrivals reported in May, with more than 72,000 visitors, both the Cámara Nacional de Turismo (Canatur) and...

Direct flight will connect Guanacaste with Austin starting in November

QCOSTARICA - American Airlines announced that starting November 2, 2021, it will offer a direct flight between Austin, Texas and the Daniel Oduber International...

Southwest resumes operations today at the Guanacaste Airport

QCOSTARICA - This Sunday, the Guanacaste Airport - a member of the VINCI Airports network - received the first of the daily flights from...

Carlos Alvarado describes calls reprehensible the persecution of Ortega against opponents in Nicaragua

QCOSTARICA - The President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, described the persecution of Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega against opponents as reprehensible after the government...

New Television Program To Promote Family Fun

Q ENTERTAINMENT - Attention families of Costa Rica! A new contest program, led by Douglas Sánchez and Verónica González, is looking for participants who...

Back in the 80’s Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - When CR was so beautiful, healthy, and safe! No motorcycles. No loud cars. No billboards. No traffic. When everyone walked to a pulpería,...

Parking lots, a bull ring and shopping centers among the vaccination centers on Saturday

QCOSTARICA - Vaccination centers against covid-19 were transformed this Saturday to be able to vaccinate more people. Universities, civic centers, parking lots and even...

Are you fully vaccinated? You can now enter Spain

Q TRAVEL - Travelers from the European Union or third countries, including Costa Rica, who have fully been vaccinated, will now be able to...


Get our daily newsletter with the latest posts directly in your mailbox. Click on the subscribe and fill out the form. It's that simple!

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.