Costa Rica wants US match at old Saprissa stadium
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) -The Costa Rica Football Federation is seeking to move its Sept. 6 World Cup qualifier against the Unites States from the National Stadium to the smaller Ricardo Saprissa venue.
The National Stadium in San Jose opened in 2011, while Saprissa is an aging stadium with artificial turf.
Eduardo Li, president of Costa Rica's football federation, said Wednesday the venue shift is what the Costa Rican people want.
No one at the federation immediately responded to calls from The Associated Press seeking comment.
FIFA would have to approve the change in venue.