STATBOX Football-Costa Rica at the World Cup


November 4 (Reuters) – Here is a box of statistics on Costa Rica at the World Cup.

FIFA Ranking: 31

Odds: 500-1

Previous tournaments:

Costa Rica have played in five World Cups since making their debut in 1990. Their best performance was in 2014 when they topped a group with Uruguay, Italy and England before being knocked out in the quarter-finals by the Netherlands on penalties.

However, they crashed out in the 2018 World Cup group stage after finishing last without a win.

How they qualified:

Costa Rica failed to clinch an automatic berth after finishing fourth in the CONCACAF qualifiers behind Canada, Mexico and the United States. They had an identical record to the United States but missed out on third place due to goal difference.

Six of Costa Rica’s seven wins have come by one goal and that trend continued in the Inter-Confederation Qualifiers where they beat New Zealand 1-0 in June to qualify.

Form Guide:

Since beating the United States in their last World Cup qualifier, Costa Rica have had mixed results in the CONCACAF Nations League, losing to Panama but beating Martinique .

However, they stepped up their preparations for the World Cup in September with a 2-2 draw against South Korea after falling to 10 men, followed by a morale-boosting 2-1 victory against Uzbekistan when their two goals went in. additional time.

Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bangalore; Editing by Ken Ferris

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