Is Costa Rica vs New Zealand on TV? Channel, live stream free, team news, kick-off time for World Cup play-off game

COSTA RICA and New Zealand are facing off in an inter-confederation World Cup play-off.

The winner of the match will book the 32nd and final ticket to Qatar in November.

Calvo sealed a comfortable win for Costa Rica in their recent fixture against Martinique

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Calvo sealed a comfortable win for Costa Rica in their recent fixture against MartiniqueCredit: Rex
Chris Wood is New Zealand's all-time leading goal scorer with 33 goals in 67 caps

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Chris Wood is New Zealand’s all-time leading goal scorer with 33 goals in 67 capsCredit: Rex

Los Ticos just missed out on an automatic qualification spot having finished below USA on goal difference.

But Costa Rica know what it takes to land a spot in football’s biggest competition as they have competed at four of the last five World Cup.

However, New Zealand will be eager to follow in the footsteps of neighbours Australia, who triumphed over a Latin American side at the same venue the previous evening.

The Aussies won a penalty shootout against Peru after subbing on dancing goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne in the 119th minute.

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What time does Costa Rica vs New Zealand kick off?

  • Costa Rica will take on New Zealand on Tuesday, June 14.
  • It is scheduled to kick off at 7pm UK time – 9pm local time, 12pm in Costa Rica and 6am on Wednesday in New Zealand.
  • Al Rayyan Stadium in Qatar is the assigned arena for this huge World Cup play-off and it can hold around 50,000 fans.
  • The two sides have met just once historically where Costa Rica convincingly dismantled New Zealand 4-0 in 2007.
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What TV channel is Costa Rica vs New Zealand on and can I live stream it?

  • Costa Rica vs New Zealand is live on the BBC Red Button.
  • You can also stream it via iPlayer and the BBC Sport website.
  • Viewers in the United States can watch it live on Fox Sports 2 (English) or Eurovision (Spanish).

Can I watch Costa Rica vs New Zealand for free?

  • Yes. Costa Rica vs New Zealand is FREE for all UK viewers with a TV licence.

Team news

Both managers are expected to have a full bill of players available to choose from and some familiar faces are set to be inolved.

Costa Rica boss should Luis Fernando Suarez will be tempted to put Paris Saint-Germain keeper Keylor Navas in goal who has recently joined up with the squad.

Veteran captain Bryan Ruiz is expected to take charge of the side and former Arsenal forward Joel Campbell will be eager to add to his goal tally when he leads the line.

Elsewhere, Winston Reid could be on skipper duties for New Zealand and he’ll be hoping that Newcastle forward Chris Wood can save the day up-top.

Latest odds

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  • Costa Rica to win 3/4
  • Draw 21/10
  • New Zealand to win 9/2

To qualify (Incl ET and Pen)

  • Costa Rica to qualify 2/7
  • New Zealand to qualify 23/10

*Odds courtesy of Betfair are correct at time of publication