The national teams of Costa Rica and Canada meet on Monday in a key match to determine the top spot in the group, and although you see something unusual, the team with the fewest yellow or red cards may be the one to pass first.
At the moment, Costa Rica and Canada are tied for first place in Group B, with the exact same numbers, six points, seven goals in their favour and zero against them.
So how will the first place in the group be decided in the event of a tie between the two teams on Monday at 5 pm? CONCACAF regulations require that the team with the fewest accumulated yellow and red cards be the team that will finish first.
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The importance of winning first place is that this selection can choose the Olympic ticket. The pre-world champion team will advance to Paris, and second place will compete with third, the other ticket.
We have to assume that the biggest advantage of being number one is that it will get rid of the superpower the United States and face either Haiti or Jamaica in the semi-finals, and it is more accessible.
At this time, Costa Rica received a yellow card and Canada two. But if Monday’s match is a tie, the cards drawn in that game will be taken into account. Therefore, it cannot be said that Seely comes with an advantage.
According to the regulations, the team that collects the fewest points will be ranked in that category and there is a table indicating the following: 1st yellow card + 1 point, 2nd yellow card / indirect red card +3 points, direct red card + 4 points Yellow card and 1 card Straight red + 5 points.
But beware, in this area there can also be a draw and there will be a draw that Concacaf must make to determine the standings of the teams.
In terms of sports, analyst Juan Carlos Solano said the girls showed good football and it was worth being excited about the possibility of overtaking the Canadians.
“I saw Seely well and I didn’t see Canada superior, in recent years I saw Costa Rica compete with Canada and I remember in the tournament they were left with goals. We did well against them, this generation of players believes in that and they are talented. The word is valid to get more. Of hope with emotional impulse to qualify for the World Cup.”
Solano expressed that Catherine Alvarado’s good level helps the team to look good and highlighted the talent of the Sporting midfielder.
“When Catherine is connected, she was very good, but the surprise was Christine Granados, I remember her in a match between Sporting and Alagolense which I think was 2-2 and it caught my eye. Amelia Valverde, the coach, noticed interesting things about her and put her in the starting line-up in a warm-up match against Haiti,” she said.
Programming Monday: 5 pm Costa Rica – Canada and Trinidad and Tobago – Panama. 8 pm, United States – Mexico, Jamaica – Haiti.