Costa Rica earned the team’s first trip to the World Cup and a spot in the CONCACAF Women’s Championship match by defeating Trinidad and Tobago on penalty kicks after a 1-1 semifinal draw on Friday night.
Costa Rica will face the winner of the late semifinal between the United States and Mexico in the final Sunday.
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Trinidad and Tobago will play in the third-place match Sunday. The top three finishers earn World Cup bids and the fourth-place finisher will have another chance in a match against Ecuador next month.
Costa Rica jumped out to the lead in the 18th minute when Wendy Acosta fed a charging Carolina Venegas atop the box to beat Trinidad and Tobago goalkeeper Kimika Forbes.
Trinidad and Tobago evened the match at 1 in the 73rd minute on Lauryn Hutchinson’s header off a free kick.