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2014 FIFA World Cup teams: Costa Rica (CONCACAF), prominent players in 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying (theoretical best XI for Costa Rica, with 4 other player-options listed including possible replacements for the injured Bryan Oviedo). « billsportsmaps.com

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2014 FIFA World Cup teams: Costa Rica (CONCACAF), prominent players in 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying (theoretical best XI for Costa Rica, with 4 other player-options listed including possible replacements for the injured Bryan Oviedo).

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Costa Rica national team. CONCACAF (North America & Caribbean). Los Ticos (the Costa Ricans). Home jersey: red with blue and white trim.
-Costa Rica is in Group D, with England, Italy, and Uruguay. ‘2014 FIFA World Cup Group D‘ (en.wikipedia.org).
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification: 2014 is Costa Rica’s 4th qualification out of a 15 possible qualification attempts.
Costa Rica has qualified for the World Cup in: 1990, 2002, 2006, 2014.
Previous WC: 2006, Group Stage / 0-0-3.
Highest WC finish: 1990, Round of 16 / 2-0-2.

Population of Costa Rica: 4.5 million {2011 census}. Capital and largest city: San José, pop. 2.1 million (metro area) {2011 figure}.

Coach of Costa Rica: Jorge Luis Pinto. Jorge Luis Pinto.
Captain of the Costa Rica squad: Bryan Ruiz, MF/FW (PSV Eindhoven/on loan to Fulham), age 28. Bryan Ruiz.

Below: Theoretical Best XI for Costa Rica (with 4 other player-options listed further below) -
[Note: squad chart below is updated to reflect caps & goals up to Costa Rica's 2nd Group Stage match on 20 June 2014, when they beat Italy 1-0 and advanced to the Round of 16.]
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Costa Rica home jersey, photo from subsidesports.com.
Map of Costa Rica on globe, by Keepscases at ‘File:Costa Rica (orthographic projection).svg‘ (en.wikipedia.org).
Map of Costa Rica by Eric Gaba at ‘File:Costa Rica location map.svg‘.
Coach,
Jorge Luis Pinto, photo by Alonso Tenorio via aldia.cr/futbol.
Goalkeeper,
Keylor Navas (Levante UD), photo from insidespanishfootball.com.
Defenders,
Cristian Gamboa (Rosenborg BK), photo from everardoherrera.com
Giancarlo González (Columbus Crew), photo from therichest.com/sports/soccer-sports/listing-all-the-mls-players-going-to-the-2014-world-cup.
Michael Umaña (Saprissa), photo from diarioextra.com.
Johnny Acosta (Alajuelense), photo from aldia.cr/futbol.
Midfielders,
Christian Bolaños (Copenhagen), photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images Europe via zimbio.com.
Yeltsin Tejeda (Saprissa), photo from sportsnewscr.com.
Bryan Oviedo (Everton), photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Europe via zimbio.com.
Forwards/Attacking MFs,
Joel Campbell (Olympiakos), photo from Facebook.com/Joel Campbell via nacion.com/deportes.
Bryan Ruiz (Fulham), photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images Europe via zimbio.com.
Celso Borges (AIK Fotball), photo from aikfotboll.se.
Other player-options (replacement for Bryan Oviedo),
Óscar Duarte (Club Brugge), photo by clubbrugge.be/en/news.
Marco Ureña (Kuban Krasnodar), photo by Gregory Sysoev/Ria Novosti News Agency via rsport.ru/football.
José Miguel Cubero MF/DM (CS Herediano), photo from nacion.com/deportes/futbol-costa-rica
Júnior Díaz LB/CB (Mainz), photo from Maxppp via fussballtransfers.com/bundesliga.
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Thanks to the contributors at ‘2014 FIFA World Cup qualification‘ (en.wikipedia.org).
Thanks to the contributors at ‘Costa Rica national football team‘ (en.wikipedia.org).
Thanks to http://www.transfermarkt.com/en/, for player-position details.
Thanks to Soccerway.com/CONCACAF 2014 WC qualification, int.soccerway.com/international/nc-america/wc-qualifying-concacaf/2014-brazil/4th-round.

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