Costa Rica Unveil Dangerous Squad to Take On Super Eagles of Nigeria in International Friendly

Costa Rica Unveil Dangerous Squad to Take On Super Eagles of Nigeria in International Friendly

Babajide Orevba
November 4, 2022 at 1:06 PM
  • Costa Rica are preparing for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and they take on Nigeria in an international friendly
  • Coach Luis Suarez has named a dangerous 26-man squad for the encounter billed for San Jose
  • PSG goalkeeper Keylor Navas has been included in the squad alongside striker Joel Campbell and 24 others

Ahead of the international friendly against the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Costa Rica's coach Luis Suarez has released a 26-man squad for the encounter.

Both teams will clash in San Jose on November 10, as the North Americans continue to prepare ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Experienced goalkeeper Keylor Navas was included in the team along with former Arsenal striker Joel Campbell, as well as defender Oscar Duarte.

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Costa Rica coach Luis Suarez has named his 26-man squad for the Nigeria friendly. Photo: John McCoy.
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Vanguard reports that many of the players who helped the team reach the quarter-final of the 2018 World Cup in Russia were also included.

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Costa Rica are drawn in Group E and will begin their quest at the global showpiece on November 23 against Spain. They face Japan on November 27 and Germany on December 1.

Costa Rica's full squad:

Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas (PSG), Esteban Alvarado (Herediano), Patrick Sequeira (Lugo).

Defenders: Keysher Fuller (Herediano), Óscar Duarte (Al Wehda), Juan Pablo Vargas (Millonarios), Kendall Waston (Saprissa), Bryan Oviedo (Real Salt Lake), Carlos Martínez (San Carlos), Francisco Calvo (Konyaspor), Ronald Matarrita (Cincinnati), Daniel Chacon (Colorado Rapids).

Midfielders: Celso Borges (Alajuelense), Yeltsin Tejeda (Herediano), Bryan Ruiz (Alajuelense), Anthony Hernández (Puntarenas), Brandon Aguilera (Nottingham Forest) Jewison Bennette (Sunderland), Youstin Salas (Saprissa), Roan Wilson (Grecia), Douglas López (Herediano), Álvaro Zamora (Saprissa), Gerson Torres (Herediano)

Attackers: Joel Campbell (León), Johan Venegas (Alajuelense), Anthony Contreras (Herediano).

NFF: no issues with Peseiro

Sports Brief earlier reported that Mohamed Sanusi, the secretary general of the Nigeria Football Federation, has decried comments from several quarters that the football house is having it rough with Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro.

There are reports in several sections of the media that Peseiro, appointed in May, has yet to receive a salary.

The situation has reportedly led to a breakdown of the relationship between both parties, but Sanusi branded the remarks as 'outright falsehoods'.

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