November 9, 2022 (Jack87 News) – The achievement of qualifying for the quarterfinals of the Brazil 2014 World Cup eight years ago was still fresh in the memories of the Costa Ricans. In this year’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar, they fall in a difficult group. BK8 Costa Rica is included in Group E where they will be facing Germany, Spain, and Japan. It is their 6th time in history to participate in the World Cup and the 3rd in a row.
During the whole tournament, the Dusit Salwa hotel located in the center of Doha was chosen by the Costa Rican Federation to be their team’s residence while they opt to train in Al Ahli Sports Club Stadium.
Being in Group E Boda8, which is one of the strongest groups of the tournament, is a lot of weight to take in. They will be needing a lot of help and support from the whole squad. Starting from the Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper, Keylor Navas, who might be able to lead his country. It was his third time competing in the World Cup.
Another player they can rely on is Joel Campbell, known as the Black Panther of Costa Rica, because of his amazing capabilities to score the winning goal for his national team against New Zealand. Alongside Navas and Campbell, they can also count on the brilliance of Luis Fernando Suarez, veteran Bryan Ruiz, center Anthony Contreras, midfielder Celso Borges, and defender Oscar Duarte.
At the World Cup, Costa Rica has played 18 matches, with five winnings, five draws, eight losses, having nineteen goals and conceding 28 goals. Their national team’s best performance happened in Brazil during the 2014 World Cup. They reached the quarterfinals, leading the group which also included Uruguay, Italy and England, before defeating Greece on penalties in the round of sixteen, and then losing on penalties to the Netherlands.
Bet99 Costa Ricans will begin their journey at the 2022 Qatar World Cup on November 23 at the Al-Thumama bin Ali stadium against Spain. On the 27th of the same month, they will go against Japan at Ahmed bin Ali stadium. Their last stop concluding the group stage will be against Germany on December 1 at the Al-Bayt stadium.