Mexico’s Monterey — With a 4-0 victory over Trinidad and Tobago on Friday night in the CONCACAF W Championship, Cristin Granados scored twice and Costa Rica edged closer to qualifying for the 2023 Women’s World Cup.
To secure its second World Cup appearance, Costa Rica needed Canada to defeat Panama in the late game. Additionally, Las Ticas performed at the 2015 World Cup.
Costa Rica took the lead with a goal from Granados in the first eighteen seconds. A personal goal in the thirty-third minute doubled the advantage before Granados scored her second just before the half. Within the last forty-eight, Katherine Alvarado scored.
When Kedie Johnson received a second yellow card within the first twenty seconds, Trinidad and Tobago suffered damage.
In addition, Canada could enter the World Cup if they defeat Panama at Estadio Universitario.
With a 5-0 victory over Jamaica and Haiti’s 3-0 victory over the tournament’s host nation, Mexico, the United States qualified for the World Cup the previous day.
On the W Championship, eight groups had been divided into two teams. Every group’s top two finishers advance to the World Cup. In February, the third-place teams advance to an international playoff.
The W Championship champion also gets a ticket to the French Olympics in 2024.