Despite losing their last two consecutive friendlies, 4-1 against Belgium on Monday and last Thursaday, 2-0 to England (winning against Northern Ireland 3-0 on June3) , Costa Rica’s national team are expected to run to the last 8 in real World Cup 2018 play with their first game on Sunday against Serbia.
Costa Rica’s Oscar Duarte goes up against Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku during a friendly soccer match between Belgium and Costa Rica at the King Baudouin stadium in Brussels, Monday, June 11, 2018.
This time will be La Seleccion’s fifth appearance at a World Cup. Their last, four years ago in Brazil, Costa Rica reached the quarterfinals. They also played in 1990 and 2002 editions of the World Cup.
Under the direction of former midfielder Oscar Ramirez, the