Qualifier between Costa Rica and Honduras postponed because of storm

Costa Rica-Honduras World Cup qualifier postponed until Saturday

Of course, Los Ticos will be looking to get wins in their last two games to get a direct spot in the 2018 FIFA World Cup as opposed to a spot in the inter-confederation play-offs.

The game was played on full of a stadium that was just over two-thirds full, with the crowds piling for the exits after Harry Kane's 94th minute victor.

Bryan Ruiz, captain for the second in row World Cup qualification set up the goal with his familiar magic. "I don't want to be interpreted wrong, but the country is going through a hard situation", Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas said at a news conference.

One of the surprise packages in Brazil in 2014, the central American side reached the quarter-finals, with only the heroics of Dutch goalkeeper Tim Krul denying them a spot in the semi-finals.

The moment Kendal Waston headbutts the goal officially qualifying Costa Rica to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

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The last gasp goal was greeted by wild celebrations from players and fans alike at the National Stadium in San Jose.

Panama or Honduras loom as the most likely opponents for Australia should the Socceroos progress in their World Cup playoff tie against Syria.

The Americans would be eliminated only if they lose and Panama and Honduras both win.

The delay means that the teams that play on Friday won't know qualification scenarios ahead of Tuesday's final round of matches until the Costa Rica-Honduras match is completed some 24 hours later than originally scheduled.

While Waston's goal was badly needed, the reaction of the commentary team, the crowd and especially manager Oscar Ramirez was a sight to behold.

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