World Cup quarter-finalists, Costa Rica is back. Can The Ticos repeat their previous success? Back in 2014, they won in a group that also included England, Uruguay and Italy! This time, Costa Rica plays in the same group as Brazil, Switzerland and Serbia.
Everyone is looking at their final 23-man World Cup closely. There are veterans from 2014 such as Navas, Giancarlo Gonzalez and Bryan Ruiz; but a surprise absence (Ulises Segura who had regularly played with coach, Oscar Ramirez in the past year).
Anyway, without further ado, here are the 23 players in Costa Rica’s World Cup 2018 team.
|1||Keylor Navas||Real Madrid||Goalkeeper|
|10||Francisco Calvo||Minnesota United||Defender|
|11||Kendall Waston||Vancouver Whitecaps||Defender|
|12||Johnny Acosta||Aguilas Dorados||Defender|
|13||David Guzman||Portland Timbers||Midfielder|
|15||Celso Borges||Deportivo La Coruna||Midfielder|
|18||Bryan Ruiz||Sporting Lisbon||Midfielder|
|22||Joel Campbell||Real Betis||Forward|
Costa Rica World Cup 2018 Squad: Top Goal Scorer
It could very well be Bryan Ruiz, who was a key player in Costa Rica’s run to the quarter finals in 2014. Ruiz scored three goals in the qualifying season for Russia 2018.