Football World Cup 2022 team: Costa Rica

Posted by Xchange Tickets on November 22nd, 2022

Costa Rica became the 32nd and final team to qualify for Football World Cup 2022 when they beat New Zealand 1-0 in the international playoff in June.

The 2014 quarter-finalists have a habit of punching over their weight at World Cups.

Although “Los Ticos” left it plow the last qualification match to book their place at Qatar 2022, they have had an imposing run at the tournament as making their debut in 1990.

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The Central American team’s most excellent finish came in 2014, when they reached the quarter-finals where they are knocked out in penalties by the Netherlands. It bring an end to a glorious run that began with a 3-1 win over Uruguay, followed by a shock 1-0 win over former champions Italy and a goalless draw next to England.

They topped their group and go on to beat Greece in the round of 16 on penalties.

That performance turned the luck of the squad as a few of the players were snapped up by some of the biggest clubs in football world.

In their first appearance at the Football World Cup 1990, Costa Rica won two out of three group matches, including a 2-1 win over Sweden, to development. They failed to go past the group stage in 2002 and 2006, and missed absent on qualifying for the 2010 edition.

The last Football World Cup saw them earn a solitary point during a draw against Switzerland.

Costa Rica won just one of their first seven qualifiers

In the run-up to this Football World Cup, Costa Rica won just one of their first seven qualifiers other than turned their fortune around by winning 6th of their last seven and earning a playoff spot. Celso Borges, Bryan Ruiz, Joel Campbell and Keylor Navas brought all their knowledge into play as the team managed to squeeze out favorable results when it mattered.

Costa Rica is managed by Luis Fernando Suarez, who is no foreigner to the Football World Cup. Suarez has managed Ecuador and Honduras at the tournament, and wants to go one improved in Qatar

My third Football World Cup is an mania for me, he said in the lead-up to the playoff tie. The main thing is to be able to decide people who are not just players but who are suited to being in the national team, who are high-quality for it.

The 62-year-old is predictable to have a number of veterans in the squad when he puts out his playing 11th on Nov 23th. Joel Campbell, a forward with 118 games and 25 goals to his name, is expected to lead the attack along with 22-year-old growing star Anthony Contreras. Captain Bryan Ruiz and Los Ticos’ most capped player Celso Borges will run the demonstrate from the midfield.

Costa Rica boasts a strong defence with the likes of Juan Pablo Vargas and Oscar Duarte

Costa Rica boasts a strong defence with the like of Juan Pablo Vargas and Oscar Duarte. Keylor Navas was crucial in ensure his side’s qualification for the tournament when he set aside New Zealand at bay during the playoff.

Despite a history of causing upsets, Los Ticos may find it hard to make it past the group stage. They are placed in Group E, the so-called group of death, the length of with former champions Spain and Germany and Asian powerhouse Japan.

Despite a decent run of consequences in their last few competitive games, the Central Americans will have the odds stacked heavily beside them.

Despite a history of causing upsets, Los Ticos might find it difficult to make it past the group stage. They are located in Group E, the so-called group of death, along with former champions Spain and Germany and Asian powerhouse Japan.

Despite a polite run of results in their last little competitive games, the Central Americans will have the odds stacked heavily beside them.

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Soccer-Spain takes on Costa Rica in battle of the generations

DOHA (Reuters) - The young Spain players at the heart of coach Luis Enrique's new-appear side make their global entrance on Wednesday when they face the experienced veterans of Costa Rica in their Qatar Football World Cup opening match.

With captain Sergio Busquets the single survivor of the Spain team that won the 2010 tournament in South Africa under then Coach Vicente del Bosque, Luis Enrique has blooded a novel generation of players in preparation for Qatar.

Three years into the restructuring of the national side following dismal showings in Brazil in 2014 and Russia in 2018, there are cipher that the former Barcelona and Real Madrid star is building something that will be a force for years to come.

Barcelona midfielders Pedri, 19, Gavi, 18, advantage their Catalan club teammate Ferran Torres, 22, are three of the young faces in the new-faced Spain side.

Luis Enrique - who led the Reds to the semi-finals of the Euros previous year where they were eliminated by Italy on penalties - has picked 14 players aged 25 or beneath, and the average age of the squad is the third youngest in the middle of the 32 teams in Qatar.

We are a team with a lot in front of us, we are very young, Torres told reporters on Sunday. Asked whether he feel the team was obliged to prove themselves by finishing in a physically powerful position in the tournament, Torres stressed Spain remained a work in progress.

Spain vs. Costa Rica - prediction, team news, lineups

Spain will be bidding to get their Football World Cup campaign off to the best likely start when they take on Costa Rica in their Group E opener on Wednesday afternoon.

La Roja have found it difficult to impress in their two Football World Cups since lifting the trophy in 2010, but Costa Rica reached the quarter-final stage of the 2014 competition, which is their best presentation in the finals.

Spain lifted the Football World Cup for the first time in 2010, and it was an extraordinary era for the national side, because they also won Euro 2008 and Euro 2012 during a era of utter domination.

There is no getting away from the information that it has been a difficult few years for La Roja by their own elevated standards, being eliminated in the group stage of the 2014 competition, losing 2 of their three matches in the finals, previous to exiting in the round of 16 last time out.

Spain were beaten on penalties through hosts Russia in the round of 16th in 2018, other than they reached the semi-finals of Euro 2020 and are certainly capable of making a serious feeling in this tournament owing to their quality.

Luis Enrique's side will enter this game off the back of a 3-1 victory over Jordan on Thursday

Luis Enrique's side will enter this game rotten the back of a 3-1 victory over Jordan on Thursday, which proves to be their first match since ending their UEFA Nations League campaign with a 1-0 win in excess of Portugal at the end of Sept.

Spain finished top of League A Group 2 to go forward to the semi-finals of the competition, while they comfortably tenable their spot in the finals of the Football World Cup by finishing top of Group B, option up 19 points from their 8 matches courtesy of a record of 6 wins, one draw and one defeat.

Germany and Japan are also present in Group E, and the former will certainly be pregnant to advance to the round of 16th, with the match between the two favorites in the section scheduled for Sunday night.

Costa Rica first competed in the finals of the Football World Cup back in 1990, reaching the round of 16, by being eliminated in the group stage of the tournament in together 2002 and 2006.

Costa Rica then faced the Netherlands in the previous eight of the competition, with Holland 4-3 winning on penalties following a goalless draw.

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