Costa Rica vs New Zealand live stream: how to watch 2022 World Cup playoff online for free and on TV
The race for the 32nd and final place at Qatar 2022 comes down to Costa Rica vs New Zealand, an intercontinental World Cup playoff showdown that pits the best of Oceania against a team that seemingly loves to do things the hard way. Who will get their hands on the last golden ticket? Read on to find out how to get a Costa Rica vs New Zealand live stream today, no matter where you are in the world - including ways to watch for FREE
Los Ticos' route to the 2022 World Cup looked fairly straightforward, but an abysmal start to their CONCACAF qualification campaign soon made every game a must-win. And boy, did they step up to the plate. Luis Fernando Suárez's men took 19 points from their last seven games, and now stand on the brink of qualification for their third successive World Cup. Former Arsenal striker Joel Campbell and goalkeeper Keylor Navas have been the main men at both ends of the pitch.
The playoffs have been an unhappy hunting ground for the All Whites, who have been on the wrong side of the last two editions. Having had precious few opportunities to test their mettle against quality opposition, they're undoubtedly the underdogs, but Danny Hay has the perfect weapon to hurt Costa Rica with. Time after time their defense has panicked under the high ball, and Chris Wood looks poised to play a key role today.
The winner will join Germany, Spain and Japan in Group E. Follow our guide to get a Costa Rica vs New Zealand live stream and watch this 2022 World Cup playoff online from anywhere.
How to watch Costa Rica vs New Zealand: live stream World Cup playoff for FREE
The great news for football fans based in the UK is that Costa Rica vs New Zealand is set to be shown absolutely FREE on BBC iPlayer and through the BBC Red Button.
Away from the UK right now? No worries:
Use a VPN to watch a Costa Rica vs New Zealand free live stream from abroad.
BBC iPlayer is free to watch with a valid TV licence, and works across a huge array of devices, including laptops, tablets, smartphones, media streaming devices like Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Chromecast and Roku, and PlayStation and Xbox consoles.
The Costa Rica vs New Zealand kick-off is set for 7pm BST on Tuesday evening.
How to watch Costa Rica vs New Zealand from outside your country
If you're abroad right now and struggling to tap into your local coverage of the game, you'll want a VPN. This'll help you circumvent the geo-blocking that will try to stop you watching a Costa Rica vs New Zealand live stream in particular parts of the world.
They're a useful means of getting around this issue, plus they're cheap and easy to set up. Here's how it's done.