Costa Rica qualified for World Cup , but they were unable to replicate 2014 heroics.
Costa Rica astounded the world in the 2014 World Cup. Will they replicate the same?
Costa Rica FIFA World Cup 2018 Fixtures, Squad & Group Details
Although they have qualified for 2018 World Cup with two games to spare, they have successfully gained victories against USA & Trinidad & Tobago. But their performance was not up to the standards they set in 2014 World cup.
Just for your memory recall, Costa Rica defeated the then-defending champion Italy & drew a match against runners-up of 2010 world cup Netherlands in 2014 World cup.
Costa Rica Qualifying Round Highlights – World Cup 2018
Costa Rica v USA
A 2-0 win against Trinidad & Tobago gives them boost & they beat USA (4-0). However, Marcos Urena provides a maiden 2-0 win to Costa Rica against USA in the United States.
Costa Rica v Mexico
A 2-0 defeat against Mexico and a 1-1 level against Honduras put Costa Rica second in the group.
Costa Rica World Cup Group: Group E
Switzerland is in Group E & will meet five times champions Brazil, Costa Rica & Serbia in their group stage matches.
Costa Rica Head to Head Stats [h2h]
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Costa Rica v Serbia head to head – Costa Rica vs Serbia H2H
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Costa Rica v Switzerland head to head – Costa Rica vs Switzerland H2H
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Costa Rica World Cup Friendlies
Their warm-up matches not gone well as they lost three matches & got a single win.
Costa Rica 2018 FIFA World Cup Warm-up Friendly Matches Results
|23-03-2018||Costa Rica v Scotland||1-0|
|27-03-2018||Costa Rica v Tunisia||0-1|
|03-06-2018||Costa Rica v Ireland||3-0|
|07-06-2018||Costa Rica v England||2-0|
|07-06-2018||Costa Rica v Belgium||4-1|
Costa Rica World Cup Fixtures
Costa Rica World Cup Fixtures 2018 – Costa Rica Match Schedule
|17 Jun 2018||Costa Rica v Serbia|
|22 Jun 2018||Costa Rica v Brazil|
|27 Jun 2018||Costa Rica v Switzerland|
Costa Rica World Cup Match Venues – 2018 World Cup Stadiums
|17 Jun 2018||Costa Rica v Serbia||Samara Arena|
|22 Jun 2018||Costa Rica v Brazil||Saint Petersburg Stadium|
|27 Jun 2018||Costa Rica v Switzerland||Nizhny Novgorod Stadium|
Costa Rica National Football Team Coach – FIFA WC 2018
Oscar Ramirez “The Machillo” was a midfielder who played for Costa Rica from 1985 to 1997 & was also a part of the team that played 1990 World Cup. He appointed as a technical assistant at Saprissa from 2003 to 2006 and the national team from 2006 till 2008. Afterward, he joined Santos de Guapiles and Alajuelense as a coach, they won five league titles due to his profitable deliverance.
Top Players, who can shine for Costa Rica in Soccer World cup 2018
Costa Rica World Cup Squad – Costa Rica Team World Cup 2018
Final World Cup Squad –
- Keylor Navas
- Patrick Pemberton
- Leonel Moreira
- Cristian Gamboa
- Ian Smith
- Ronald Matarrita
- Bryan Oviedo
- Oscar Duarte
- Giancarlo Gonzalez
- Francisco Calvo
- Kendall Waston
- Johnny Acosta
- David Guzman
- Yeltsin Tejeda
- Celso Borges
- Randall Azofeifa
- Rodney Wallace
- Bryan Ruiz
- Daniel Colindres
- Christian Bolanos
- Johan Venegas
- Joel Campbell
- Marco Urena
Costa Rica World Cup Injuries
No injuries reported from Costa Rica end.