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LIVE: Costa Rica 0-0 USA, Mexico 2-0 El Salvador (HT)

Costa Rica hosts the United States in the last match of the CONCACAF qualifiers for the FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar. At the same time, Estadio Azteca will host Mexico vs El Salvador in another game that should hand 'El Tri' the third ticket to the World Cup.

Los Ticos assured the Intercontinental playoffs. However, combined results could send Costa Rica straight to the World Cup. You can follow both game here live, but the emphasis will be on Costa Rica vs the United States.

Halftime in both games.

United States goes to rest first but Mexico isn't far behind. While 'El Tri' easily wins this one 2-0, the USMNT is having a hard time scoring against Costa Rica.

'43 - Jimenez scores the second from the spot.

Ariel Antuna one more time, he gets taken down inside the box and a penalty is awarded late for Mexico. Specialist Raul Jimenez scores it without breaking a sweat. Mexico wins it 2-0.

'41 - Weah and Jimenez miss!

Both Weah and Jimenez miss a clear chance against their respective rivals, they both suffered great defensive coverage.

'37 - Mexico controls the game, the USA does not.

The USMNT is truly struggling to keep control of the game, the Costa Rica National Team is doing everything in their power to get that victory that secures them the play-off. Mexico has everything under control and securing second place with their advantage against El Salvador.

'26 - Costa Rica makes USA struggle.

The USMNT is struggling to find the first goal against Costa Rica. As expected, National Stadium is applying the pressure they need in order to prevent an American victory.

'17 - Goal for Mexico, Antuna scores!

A corner kick brought Mexico's first goal after an incredible save from Gonzalez that left the ball for Antuna to score on the rebound. He goes directly to hug 'Tata' Martino after scoring. The World Cup is closer for 'El Tri'.

'13 - Booking for Salvadorian Lemus.

As Alexis Vega sped away from Lemus, the Salvadorian full-back had to commit a foul in order to prevent a dangerous chance for Mexico. He was instantly booked.

'12 - Gonzalez stops a cross from Antuna.

As Mexico keeps dominating the game, Uriel Antune sent a precise cross from the right flank but Gonzalez managed to intercept it without a problem.

'9 - What a save from Navas!

Impressive save from Keylor Navas, who stops a direct strike from Robinson after a corner kick. The USA and Mexico dominate their respective rivals.

'6 - United States begins with high pressure.

The USMNT begins the game with high pressure on the Costa Rica defense, they are serious about putting this result to sleep.

Both games are underway!

The final Concacaf World Cup Qualifying games are underway in Mexico and Costa Rica. Let's do this!

Teams step on the pitch in Mexico and Costa Rica.

All four teams step on the pitch right before kick-off. National Stadium of Costa Rica sees the United States and Costa Rica step on the pitch for their national anthems. Estadio Azteca does the same with El Salvador and Mexico.

Mexico's lineup vs El Salvador.

Here's the full lineup of Mexico against El Salvador at Estadio Azteca.

El Salvador lineup against Mexico.

Fullyu knowing they are playing against one of Concacaf's favorites, 'La Selecta' lines up like this.

Costa Rica's lineup vs USA.

This is the lineup Costa Rica has for this home game against the USMNT.

United States' final lineup to Qualify for the World Cup.

This is the final lineup the United States will use against Costa Rica.

Mexico also plays against El Salvador for their ticket.

As they play simultaneously, Mexico plays El Salvador at Estadio Azteca in a game that will decide if Mexico takes the third or second spot in the qualifiers.

What do the Ticos need to qualify directly?

With a draw or a defeat, Costa Rica stays in the Intercontinental playoff position.

The Ticos need to win by at least three or four goals and wait for El Salvador's at the Estadio Azteca against Mexico.

Costa Rica has 22 points, while Mexico has 25 units. Nevertheless, the Mexican team has four more goals than Costa Rica.

The other result that will take Costa Rica straight to the World Cup is that los Ticos win by six against the United States.

If Mexico draws or wins, Costa Rica will go to the Intercontinental playoff against the OFC, which means it would be New Zealand after defeating the Solomon Islands.

The USMNT occupies the seci¿ond position of the qualifier to the FIFA 2022 World Cup. Just a miracle would send the US to the Intercontinental playoff.

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