Costa Rica became the 32nd and final nation to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in June. After finishing fourth in the CONCACAF third round, they booked their place in Qatar by defeating New Zealand in a single-leg playoff. It is Los Ticos’ sixth World Cup appearance, with their previous best performance a quarter-final finish in 2014. If they are to match or better that, they must first progress from Group E, which contains Spain, Germany and Japan.
Experienced heads like Celso Borges, Bryan Ruiz and Joel Campbell are all key for Costa Rica. But goalkeeper Keylor Navas is perhaps their most important player. He has played at the highest level with Real Madrid and PSG, and his quality between the sticks will be vital to his country’s hopes. Luis Fernando Suárez’s side are the outsiders in World Cup Outright Winner Betting – can they defy the odds? Choose from a host of Costa Rica World Cup Betting markets at BetVictor.