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Costa Rica-Honduras to be played Saturday due to tropical storm

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U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard, right, watches as Costa Rica players celebrate a goal by Marco Urena during the first half of a World Cup qualifying soccer match, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, in Harrison, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)


Costa Rica will have to wait an extra day to attempt to earn its place in next summer’s World Cup.

Tropical storm Nate has caused Friday’s CONCACAF World Cup qualifier between Los Ticos and Honduras to be moved back to Saturday as the dangerous weather passes through Central America.

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Costa Rica soccer federation chief Rodolfo Villalobos announced the decision to alter the match’s timing on Thursday night as a precautionary measure.

The qualifying fixture will take place at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday at the Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica.

Los Ticos need just one point out of their final two WCQ matches to join Mexico in Russia next summer as representatives from CONCACAF. Costa Rica currently sits second on points in the qualifying process, while Honduras is in fifth place.