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Costa Rica hopes to clinch World Cup berth against a carefree Mexico

first_imgThe Costa Rican Men’s National Team hopes to clinch its spot at the 2018 World Cup on Tuesday when it faces off against a Mexican side that’s missing a few key players, but will arrive carefree in San José. Why? Because Mexico nabbed its World Cup spot on Friday when it defeated Panama 1-0 at home at the Azteca Stadium.Costa Rica took a step toward classification that same night when it defeated the United States, 2-0, bringing it within one point of a trip to Russia.The final round of Concacaf qualifying, known as the Hexagonal, assigns three direct World Cup spots; the fourth-place team will battle an Asian side for a ticket to Russia.Mexican captain Andrés Guardado said that in some ways, the match against Costa Rica, scheduled for 8 p.m., feels like the first match of the World Cup for the Tricolor.“We have won in places where we haven’t won for a long time, and today we’re one step away from taking first place,” he said. “The World Cup starts today [for us]. We have to think about what we can do to arrive at the World Cup in the best possible way, and what would be better than taking first place in the Hexagonal?” Costa Rican coach Oscar “El Machillo” Ramírez said Costa Rica has quite a challenge ahead as it seeks to achieve its classification on the field with Mexico.“It’s a very competitive side and we’ll have to know how to manage it,” he said after his team’s victory against the United States.Possible lineups – Costa Rica: Keylor Navas – Cristian Gamboa, Johnny Acosta, Kendall Waston, Francisco Calvo, Bryan Oviedo – David Ramírez, Celso Borges, Bryan Ruiz, Cristian Bolaños – Marco Ureña. Coach: Óscar Ramírez.Mexico: Guillermo Ochoa – Jair Pereira, Hugo Ayala, Diego Reyes, Héctor Moreno – Andrés Guardado, Jesús Gallardo, Jürgen Damm – Carlos Vela, Jesús Corona and Javier Hernández. Coach: Juan Carlos Osorio. Facebook Comments However, the team will face Costa Rica with three key players missing: Héctor Herrera because of an injury, Jesús Dueñas because of a family matter, and Néstor Araujo because of a suspension for accumulated yellow cards.center_img Related posts:Costa Rica returns with full-strength lineup in last step toward World Cup qualifying The 5 greatest moments in Costa Rican soccer history Costa Rica humiliates the United States 4-0 in World Cup qualifier ‘La Sele’ draws Nicaragua, Haiti and Bermuda in Gold Cup grouplast_img read more

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New York NY – Whether embarking on an adventurous

first_imgNew York, NY – Whether embarking on an adventurous safari or attending a quick business meeting, a trip to the Mideast or Africa is always exhilarating. Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine, has released its selections of the top suites at the top luxury hotels in the Mideast and Africa at www.elitetraveler.com. The comprehensive editorial guide to the top suites of top hotels and resorts is designed for elite travelers and the magazine’s typical reader who flies by private jet.“The readers of Elite Traveler make 41 trips per year, including 11 intercontinental trips,” noted Douglas Gollan, President and Editor-in-Chief of Elite Traveler. “These accomodations are hidden wonders that encompass the private, yet exotic nature of an excursion to the Mideast or Africa.”The luxury hotels and resorts featured in the Elite Traveler guide to Top Hotel Suites of The Mideast & Africa are:-Banyan Tree Desert Spa and Resort, Al Areen, Bahrain -Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa -Burj Al Arab -Kwandwe Private Game Reserve -Twelve Apostles Hotel And Spa -Grande Provence Wine Estate -The Melrose Arch Hotel -Banyan Tree Seychelles -Bateleur Camp at Kichwa TemboFor each hotel or resort, the guide provides beautiful pictures of the top suites and insider information on special services, plus direct contact information to the hotel or resort.“Elite Traveler readers spend over $350,000 on stays and events at luxury hotels and resorts, so this is a great way to provide our readers updated and relevant content on the top suites at the top hotels and resorts at the tip of their fingers,” said Gollan.The Mideast and Africa luxury guide can be found at www.elitetraveler.com plus additional guides on luxury hotel and resort suites to more than 40 cities, including Monaco, London, Los Angeles, New York and Dubai.last_img read more