The Costa Rica national football team is administered by the Costa Rican Football Federation, the governing body for football in Costa Rica.
Mexico National football team:
The Mexico national football team represents Mexico in international football and is governed by the Mexican Football Federation. It competes as a member of CONCACAF, which encompasses the countries of North and Central America, and the Caribbean. The team plays its home games at the Estadio Azteca.
Gold Cup: Mexico vs Costa Rica
Date: Saturday, June 29
Start Time: 9:30 PM ET
TV Channel: FS1, UDN, Univision
Tata Martino and Mexico will take on Costa Rica on Saturday in the Gold Cup quarterfinals, with the winner advancing to face either Canada or Haiti in the semifinals. El Tri won Group A with a 3-0-0 record but only beat Martinique 3-2 in the last game, raising some doubts. Meanwhile, Costa Rica had an even more concerning performance, losing to Haiti to finish in second place in its group
Here’s how you can watch the match and what to know:
Gold Cup quarterfinal: Mexico vs. Costa Rica
Mexico: Mexico had looked sharp defensively, but some flaws were evident against Martinique. Martino surely has to be more than upset with some of the sloppy play from that game, but it’s nothing that can’t be corrected. Expect a sharper Mexico here that gets rid of the ball quick at the back and plays to feet.
Costa Rica: This team isn’t the same without Keylor Navas. They’ll need to get more out of Joel Campbell down the right side and Mayron George up top to beat Mexico. The fact that Mexico played poorly against Martinque should tell Los Ticos that they have more than a shot, but their performance against Haiti hasn’t helped the team’s confidence.