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Costa Rica cancels Iraq pleasant over passport situation

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The Costa Rica Federation canceled their staff’s World Cup warmup in opposition to Iraq scheduled for Thursday resulting from a difficulty with the passports stamps on the border between Kuwait and Iraq.

The Costa Rican delegation, which was travelling to the match on Wednesday night time by bus, had requested the Iraqi authorities not stamp its passports upon entry the nation, however native border authorities didn’t honor the settlement and the facet returned to its coaching camp in Kuwait.

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“The match in opposition to Iraq was suspended,” the Costa Rican federation mentioned in an announcement. “An settlement that was made with the non-stamping of passports was not revered and for that reason it was determined to not enter Iraq and cancel the match.”

The pleasant in opposition to Iraq was the final alternative for coach Luis Fernando Suarez to check his gamers and provides star goalkeeper Keylor Navas some taking part in along with his teammates since they beat New Zealand in a World Cup playoff match on June 14 to safe a spot in Qatar.

Costa Rica will journey to Qatar on Friday and start World Cup play on Nov. 23 in opposition to Spain, adopted by Group E matches with Japan and Germany.

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