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FC Cincinnati defender Ronald Matarrita and the Costa Rican national team begin their quest to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup this week. Matarrita was called up to represent the Costa Rican national team in the upcoming World Cup qualification matches, the federation announced last week.

It will mark the third World Cup qualification call up for Matarrita, who joined FC Cincinnati from New York City FC via trade this season. He appeared in all four of Costa Rica’s 2021 Gold Cup contests, starting three and notching an assist in the competition. The 27-year-old has made 42 total appearances in his international career.

Matarrita will miss FC Cincinnati’s match on Sept 4 against Inter Miami CF while Costa Rica travel to Panama and then host Mexico and Jamaica from Sept 2 through Sept 8.

COSTA RICA WORLD CUP QUALIFYING MATCHES:

Sept 2 – Panama (A), 9:05 p.m. ET – Paramount+

Sept 5 – Mexico (H), 7 p.m. ET – CBS Sports Network

Sept 8 – Jamaica (H), 9 p.m. ET

FC Cincinnati return to play at TQL Stadium on Saturday, September 4 against Inter Miami CF, with kickoff set for 8 p.m. ET.

For up-to-the-minute information about FC Cincinnati, visit the team’s official website at fccincinnati.com, or follow the team on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at @FCCincinnati. Additionally, fans are encouraged to download the team’s official mobile app on the Apple App Store or Google Play for instant access to mobile tickets, team content and match notifications.

Information about seating options at the club’s state-of-the-art TQL Stadium is now available at TQLstadium.com. For more information about 2022 Season Ticket Deposits and Renewals, which are coming soon, visit TQLstadium.com or the stadium’s social properties on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram at @TQLStadium, or by calling the team’s sales and service staff at 513-977-5425.

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