Earthquake in Costa Rica will not delay World Cup qualifier, says Mexican federation

A 7.6 magnitude earthquake rocked Costa Rica on Wednesday, prompting fears that the scheduled match on Friday against Mexico would be postponed.
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The Mexican Football Federation (FMF) stated on Wednesday that there would be no postponement of its World Cup qualifying match following a strong earthquake in Costa Rica.

When prompted for an official reaction, a member of the FMF press department told Star Media that "there is no modification, no change. It is all the same," in regards to the established time and date of the match.

A magnitude 7.6 quake on the Richter scale, with an epicenter just 50 miles from the city of Liberia was felt in the Central American country early Wednesday. The natural disaster killed three people and injured dozens of others, according to various news entities.

Mexico's contingent of players, coaches and staff members is expected to fly to the country on Thursday morning before practicing in the Estadio Nacional later that afternoon.

Over sixty aftershocks were felt in the Costa Rican capital of San Jose on Wednesday alone, with people in El Salvador, Panama, Nicaragua and Honduras feeling the initial earthquake.

Due to the earthquake, a tsunami warning was filed and later lifted for various Central American countries.

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