While waiting for the start of the 2022 World Cup scheduled for Sunday November 10, We Sport offers you a spotlight on the teams involved. Today, destination Costa Rica.
Surprising quarter-finalist at the 2014 World Cup, Costa Rica returns to the world after missing the last edition. To qualify in Qatar, Sele had to go through the intercontinental play-offs in order to obtain one of the last tickets for the CDM 2022. A qualification at the expense of New Zealand (1-0) which did not really convinced observers of South American football. Not necessarily ideal before tackling this World Cup in Qatar.
World Cup 2022: Costa Rica’s schedule
Falling into a very tough pool with Germany, Spain and Japan, the Costa Ricans will have to remember the good memories of 2014. Indeed, in Brazil, Costa Rica had achieved the feat of qualifying in the round of 16 in a group made up of Italy, England and Uruguay. To repeat the performance of the Brazilian world, Costa Rica should not be missed as soon as they enter the running against Spain.
The complete schedule of Costa Rica:
Wednesday November 23: Spain – Costa Rica
5 p.m., Al Thumana Stadium, Doha, broadcast on BeIN Sports 1
Sunday November 27: Spain – Costa Rica
11 a.m., Al-Bayt Stadium, Al-Khor, broadcast on BeIN Sports 1
Thursday December 1: Costa Rica – Germany
8 p.m., Al-Bayt Stadium, Al-Khor, broadcast on BeIN Sports 2
Costa Rica’s players for the 2022 World Cup
Costa Rica coach Luis Fernando Suarez should rely on the backbone of the 2014 epic. Thus, Keylor Navas, Bryan Ruiz, Oscar Duarte and Joel Campbell should participate unless injured in the 2022 World Cup. spine that is beginning to age and struggles to renew itself. A problem that could be expensive for a team that will play 3 games in 1 week. Moreover, apart from Keylor Navas, no Costa Rican player plays in one of the 5 biggest championships. Which says a lot about the decline of the selection.
Costa Rica’s probable squad:
Guardians: Esteban Alvarado, Kevin Briceno, Aaron Cruz, Leonel Moreira, Keylor Navas.
Defenders: Ricardo Blanco, Francisco Calvo, Oscar Duarte, Fernand Faerron, Keysher Fuller, Ian Lawrence, Carlos Martinez, Ronald Matarrita, Bryan Oviedo, Juan Pablo Vargas.
Environments : Brandon Aguilera, Celso Borges, Daniel Chacon, Allan Cruz, Luis Diaz, Orlando Galo, Allen Guevara, Douglas Lopez, Jimmy Marin, Youstin Salas, Aaron Suarez, Yeltsin Tejeda, Gerson Torres, Jefry Valverde, Roan Wilson.
Forwards: Jewison Benette, Christian Bolanos, Joel Campbell, Anthony Contreras, Jose Guillermo Ortiz, Randall Leal, Alonso Martinez, Jonathan Moya, Alvaro Saborio, Kenneth Vargas, Johan Venegas.
Read also : World Cup 2022 – Uruguay: Squad, Schedule and Goals
What ambitions for Costa Rica?
The Costa Ricans will have the ambition to repeat the blow of 2014. But, this time, Costa Rica seems to be a notch below. With executives who have aged, it is difficult to see the South American country qualified in the round of 16. There is even a risk that Costa Rica will finish last in their group with 0 points. Indeed, Japan appears to be far superior to the Sele.
World Cup 2022: Where to watch Costa Rica’s matches?
All the matches of the Costa Rican selection will be broadcast on the antennas of BeIN Sport. See you on BeIN Sport 1 for the first two games of the Keylor Navas team. Finally, the last meeting against Japan will be broadcast on Bein Sport 2.
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