Costa Rica last qualified for the World Cup in 2006, finishing bottom of their group - so, by anything better will be seen as an achievement at least especially with their group of England, Italy and Uruguay.
Jorge Luis Pinto will be looking to motivate his squad on doing just this and make look respectable, they have a number of well-known players, can they perform on the biggest stage.
Potential Costa Rica squad:
Goalkeepers - Keylor Navas (Likely No.1) Patrick Pemberton and Leonel Moreira
Defenders - Michael Umana, Junior Diaz, Roy Miller, Giancarlo Gonzalez, Jose Salvatierra, Cristian Gamboa and Oscar Duarte
Midfielders - Celso Borges, Christian Bolanos, Michael Barrantes, Jose Miguel Cubero, Yeltsin Tejeda, Esteban Granados, Diego Calvo and Pablo Herrera
Forwards - Alvaro Saborio, Bryan Ruiz, Joel Campbell, Marco Urena and Randall Brenes
Key Player - Bryan Ruiz.
He has a lot of weight on his shoulders after a poor stint with Fulham and not sparkled either again while at PSV, will be hoping for a good World Cup to remind the world what he is capable of and with being the captain might inspire him and his team to do well.
Player To Watch - Celso Borges
While there will be a lot of eyes on Joel Campbell for a number of reasons, one player who will be under the radar is Celso Borges, who has spent the past few seasons in Norway and now Sweden with AIK. He will be looking to have a good World Cup to merit a move to a bigger team, he has all the right tools, all a case of performing accordingly and showing what he can do.
The Manager - Jorge Luis Pinto
Took charge in 2011, in his time in charge, he qualified them for their first World Cup in eight years, while two Quarter-Final runs in the Gold Cup only negative and a Nations Cup success in 2013, has helped give some encouragement
While they have a talented squad, they could have had a kinder group, but will determined to give a good showing.
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