FIFA World Cup 2022: Costa Rica Most Promising Players
Costa Rica was the surprise package in Brazil in 2014 and face a similar challenge in FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar. Read to know more.
Except for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, Costa Rica has virtually always been present at the global event over the past two decades. For the third finals in a row, Costa Rica will perform on the grandest stage. The test that Luis Fernando Suarez’s team passed with flying colours at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil TM, where they competed against Uruguay, England, and Italy in the infamous “Group of Death,” is just as difficult for them now.
Qatar 2022 will be the grand finale of a glittering career and the just dessert for a Costa Rican star who had to wait his turn to make his mark on the world stage. Before experiencing the sorrow of the USA’s last-second equalizer in the final game of the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign in South Africa and the ensuing loss to Uruguay in the playoffs, Ruiz was unable to make the squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany.
Sharpshooter Campbell can score crucial goals.
Campbell has a special bond with the national team, despite not reaching the heights he highly anticipated when European football’s powerhouses competed to sign the services of Central American football’s crowning glory The frontman consistently performs when he plays for Los Ticos, regardless of his club form. He made his debut as a brilliant young man as a member of the golden generation and has since gone on to establish himself as a truly national symbol.
Keylor Navas is the undisputed star of Costa Rican football and one of the most well-known players in the region’s history of the sport. His heroics in goal at the 2014 FIFA World CupTM earned him a dream transfer to one of the world’s most prestigious clubs.
Borges provides genuine balance and is another essential veteran who lit up Brazil in 2014.
While Ruiz has a wealth of talent, his midfield teammate contributes on the field in every position. Even though he is getting older and has recently been plagued by injuries, he is still a powerful physical force.
Bennett is the newest rising star to come out of Costa Rica, leading a group of young people tasked with succeeding the members of the golden generation who will end their international careers after Qatar 2022.
Manfred Ugalde, Christopher Nunez, Patrick Sequeira, Alonso Martinez, and Anthony Walker are among a group of starlets that also includes the flying winger. But Bennett is the standout among them; his arresting performances have led to comparisons to a young Joel Campbell, and he has basked in the spotlight longer than any of his rising co-workers.