This Tuesday, October 15 2013, Mexico plays Costa Rica to qualify for the CONCACAF World Cup 2014 in Brazil. Coming off a win against Panama, Mexico is looking much stronger and will certain focus on a consistent push for a qualifying spot in 2014. The game is scheduled for kickoff at 7:30 PM MT or Costa Rica Time and can be watched locally on channel 7.
Not many foreigners understand the significance of the rivalry between the two countries. Even more so than the United States, the air in the country fills with a deep sense of revenge after decades of rivalry in World Cup Soccer. What one must also realize, the rivalry is not just based in sports, but augmented by the media. In the Aztec Press and the Nacion, the journalists constantly add fuel to the fire between Costa and Mexico.
The Mexican futbol team will arrive here on October 15, with a more comfortable position in the qualifying brackets, after a tough win against Panama. Up until recently, the Mexican team has had a consistently disappointing season with losses against Honduras, Costa Rica and the United States. Up until October, the Aztec hope of qualifying for the 2014 Worldcup in Brazil was at its all-time low. However, those hopes have been revived after stopping Panama at 2-1 which was it’s first win and most important game of 2013.
In the days leading up to the match, you can expect the media to turn up the heat with announcements such as referee changes which might favor one side over the other. In the end, we will eleven men from Costa Rica fight for victory over eleven visiting men from Mexico.
Even though the rivalry felt strong when the US team arrived in Costa Rica, the rivalry against Mexico is deeper.
Watch the Game Live in the National Stadium
Tryp San Jose Sabana – Easy Access to National Stadium
The Tryp Hotel in La Sabana, San Jose, is among Central Valley’s best kept secret and perfect for any venue in the National Stadium. This is a boutique hotel introduced to Costa Rica by Wyndham hotel conglomerate. and unique deal start at $84 per night. Almost all of the room plans include breakfast. For just $129 you receive the breakfast buffet and a standard dinner. The location of the hotel is perfect for those who need access to San Jose, but also want to be able to escape the noise of the city. You are right in front of Parque Sabana and also within easy reach of dozens of restaurants, museums, theaters, night clubs and shopping. You are within a 10 minute walk of the brand new national stadium, which was donated by China. If you wish to come down to see the USA play world cup soccer, you’ll have very easy access to the stadium. There are several upcoming events, which makes this hotel an ideal location which includes:
- Mexico versus Costa Rica CONCACAF world cup match
- Black Sabbath/Megadeth Concert
- Festival de Luz (Festival of lights just before Christmas)
- Navidad (Christmas in Cost rica)
- New Years Eve
✓ Internet Access
✓ Fitness Center
✓ Room Service
✓ Accessible path of travel
✓ Accessible bathroom