Costa Rica News – Someone please explain this to me? Costa Rica has the chinese come in and build them a state of the art, modern national stadium and Costa Rica wants to move its World Cup Qualifying match against the USA to the old, smaller Saprissa Stadium?
Are they still pissed of about the snow game and think that playing the game in what is in essence a small college stadium is going to punish the USA? Perhaps they want to have it so there is less security so if they lose they can jump the fences onto the field?
You are a brand new stadium and home field advantage is determined basically by the fans in the World Cup games. All fields are the same. There are more seats at the national stadium and more people can enjoy the game. Let’s expose the truth the only reason the Ticos want it held here is to literally throw shit at the US players. FIFA should decline this request.
I know that I would not go to the game if it was being held in that stadium, I would not leave alive. Plus the players of the US team would be bombarded by fecal matter.
The National Stadium in the capital San Jose opened in 2011, while Saprissa is an aging stadium with artificial turf. At Saprissa, the fans are right behind the benches.
When it comes to the projectiles thrown at the opposition, little imagination is necessary. They items include bags of human waste and other charming items.
But no snowballs.
“The voice of the people is the voice of God, and if people want us to play there, we will play in the Saprissa against the United States,” Li said in an interview with the radio station Radio Rican DNA.
No one at the federation immediately responded to calls from The Associated Press seeking comment.
FIFA would have to approve the change in venue.
Li said Club Saprissa President Juan Carlos Rojas was willing to make the necessary arrangements at the stadium to host the match.
“I would not want to say anything else about the possibility of holding other matches there, but if we play at the Saprissa, we have to have the right conditions and that’s what I told Mr. Juan Carlos Rojas,” Li said.
The possible change of venue comes after Costa Rica lost 1-0 in its recent visit to the United States, a game played in heavy snow in Colorado. Costa Rica filed a complaint with FIFA about the field’s conditions, but the complaint was dismissed.
Before facing the United States, Costa Rica hosts Honduras on June 7. Four days later, it will visit Mexico and then it will play Panama in a home game on June 18.