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Costa Rica World Cup 2018 Squad : Fixture, Group, H2H & Everything

Costa Rica qualified for World Cup , but they were unable to replicate 2014 heroics.

Costa Rica world cup team

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]

Costa Rica v Brazil head to head – Costa Rica vs Brazil 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

DATE MATCH RESULT
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

Their potential will be tested against Brazil, Serbia & Switzerland in group stage matches.

DATE MATCH
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

DATE MATCH Venue
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.

Costa Rica World cup Team coach

Oscar Ramirez is 54 years old now. Presently, he is the national team coach of Costa Rica; he was appointed after the resignation of Paulo Wanchope in 2015.

Top Players, who can shine for Costa Rica in Soccer World cup 2018

Stars

Costa Rica heavily relied on their three European-based players who featured in 2014 World cup, goalkeeper Keylor Navas, Bryan Ruiz, and Joel Campbell.

Stalwarts

Many of those who stunned the world in Brazil 2014 are the part of the current team. Giancarlo Gonzalez, Oscar Duarte, Celso Borges, Yeltsin Tejeda, Christian Bolanos & Marcos Urena make an experienced side.

Costa Rica World Cup Squad – Costa Rica Team World Cup 2018

Final World Cup Squad –

GOALKEEPERS:

  1. Keylor Navas
  2. Patrick Pemberton
  3. Leonel Moreira

DEFENDERS: 

  1. Cristian Gamboa
  2. Ian Smith
  3. Ronald Matarrita
  4. Bryan Oviedo
  5. Oscar Duarte
  6. Giancarlo Gonzalez
  7. Francisco Calvo
  8. Kendall Waston
  9. Johnny Acosta

MIDFIELDERS:

  1. David Guzman
  2. Yeltsin Tejeda
  3. Celso Borges
  4. Randall Azofeifa
  5. Rodney Wallace
  6. Bryan Ruiz
  7. Daniel Colindres
  8. Christian Bolanos

FORWARDS:

  1. Johan Venegas
  2. Joel Campbell
  3. Marco Urena

Costa Rica World Cup Injuries

No injuries reported from Costa Rica end.

Updated: June 13, 2018 — 3:22 pm

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