San José, July 25, 2021 (elmundo.cr) – The National Team failed to advance to the Gold Cup semifinals due to its own neglect.
Canada took advantage of two specific errors by the Tricolor to consummate their victory.
First it was an error when playing the offside, Junior Hoilett was placed between the central defenders to receive a pass behind the back of the defense, the player was face to face with the goal Esteban Alvarado who only raised the ball to put the first goal of the game at 17 ‘.
In this action, Keysher Fuller failed to get out in time to put Hoilett in a prohibited position. First mistake of the national.
In that first half, there were no national players that were needed. Alonso Martínez was not the incisive player that he usually is and in the middle of the field there was never the handling of the actions.
For halftime, coach Luis Fernando Suárez entered Luis Díaz and Bryan Ruiz in order to balance things out. However, the clear actions in front of the rival arc were at a trickle.
The second mistake that paid dearly was in an outing on defense. They stole the ball from us when La Sele put her to play the ball and it was anticipated. Stephen Eustáquio made it 2-0 in the game.
The Sele did not manage to get the task against an opponent who will undoubtedly be direct in the qualifying rounds heading to Qatar 2022.
Costa Rica improved its actions with respect to what was shown before the arrival of the Colombian, but it is evident that we have no way to achieve a direct place in the next World Cup.