Costa Rica Sports News – Costa Rica’s three-game losing streak might be coming to an end. They are ready to host Paraguay in San Jose this Wednesday. In the last three internationals, they haven’t scored once. They lost 1-0 to Australia, 4-0 to Chile, and 1-0 to South Korea. They will meed to net some goals for a win in this preparation match before the World Cup.
The disfortune and lack of scoring might be due to the fact that captain Bryan Ruiz and striker Alvaro Saborio were not playing in any of those games. They are the last two to score for Costa Rica. They both scored in the 2-1 win against Mexico in October. Saborio has 31 goals for Costa Rica, the most of any active player. He would like to beat the all-time goal-scorer, Rolando Fonseca, who made 47.
Coach Jorge Luis Pinto hand picked a strong team, including Joel Campbell, Celso Borges, Junior Diaz, and Christian Bolanos. They will have an opponent on a losing streak as Paraguay didn’t win any of their last three World Cup qualifiers.
Paraguay did have a 4-0 win over Bolivia. That was then followed by losing 5-2 to Argentina, a 1-1 draw with Venezuela, and then another loss of 2-1 to Colombia. While Paraguay didn’t qualify for Brazil, they should still provide a good game for Costa Rica and an extra opportunity for Pinto to evaluate the players before naming the World Cup squad, because in the last two Costa Rica-Paraguay matches, Paraguay took the lead.
We will see how ready Costa Rica is for World Cup play in Brazil as Costa Rica’s squad will have its stars back for this one.