Costa Rica Team World Cup 2014: All the latest football team news, including the latest Costa Rica team fixtures, live scores, results, pictures and statistics.
Costa Rica played pretty good in qualifying .|
Los Ticos have completed their goals after reached the World Cup finals in Brazil .
With the leadership of the czar Jose Luis Pinto , this team has focused on three defenders and played with two flexible wings .
Costa Rica is always to press play solid defense in qualifying and hope the magic will happen in this world cup . They have a very good defense and prove that they only conceded 10 goals . And only lost to the United States and Honduras .
Back in 2005, the Pinto had been fired in the wolrd cup 2006 , but he has made the necessary changes to get ready for this tournament .
Pinto has a young team , world cup firmly at this time . But apart from the presence of a solid defense , they still need a breakthrough from customers to improve the ability to score , so they will pass into the area in 1990 when round 1/16 .
Captain Bryan Ruiz will be a major factor of the team Los Ticos and 28 -year-old former midfielder played for Fulham will be the key to bring honor to his homeland .
Ruiz had a lot of game to prosper in his time at Fulham , and he now more engaged in the national team , where are all hoping this striker .
Ruiz Pinto intends to play wide right side of midfield 4 people and will get more from the team tectonics .
To play for the national team since age 18 , goalkeeper Keylor Navas was also a hope of this team . This player has contributed greatly to the club Levante when he competed in the Europa League .
Costa Rica can also count on Joel Campbell , who played for Arsenal and is now kicking for Olimpiacos .
Ruiz will be the main stone at this World Cup and perhaps Costa Rica may be making it difficult for other competitors , particularly in Group D with the participation of Uruguay , England and Italy .
World Cup 2014 Costa Rica National Team
Costa Rica is the 9th country to have qualified for the World Cup Brazil after having qualified on the 10th of September 2013. The decisive match was against Jamaica in the 4th round. The final score was 1-1, with Randall Brenes being the goal scorer for Costa Rica. But the real contributing factor to the World Cup 2014 Costa Rica national team to have qualified on September 10, was the match Honduras against Panama. Honduras had to win at least 1 point in order to ensure Costa Rica’s World Cup Brazil ticket. The match ended in a draw, resulting in 1 point gained by Honduras, which resulted in Costa Rica to participate in the 2014 World Cup.
World Cup 2014 Costa Rica Players
Players who will probably be selected for the World Cup 2014 Costa Rica national team are:
Head Coach: Jorge Luis Pinto (Colombian)
Costa Rica World Cup History
How Many World Cups Played: 3
GP=Games played, W=Wins, D=Draws, L=Losses, GF=Goals scored, GA=Goals against
Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
Did You Know Costa Rica:
World Cup Awards
1990 – Round of 16: With occupying the 2nd position in Group C, Costa Rica reached the Round of 16 but lost with 4-1 to Czechoslovakia.
2006 – Group stage: Costa Rica lost all matches and became almost last of the World Cup by occupying the 31st spot, with only Serbia and Montenegro behind them.
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