Costa Rica Sports – If the Costa Rican soccer team lives up to the expectations of those abroad they will not be advnacing past the group stage at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Journalists from England and Belgium have spoken their outlooks on Costa Rica’s team, five days before it’s World Cup debut. England and Belgium were the last teams to play Costa Rica, so these journalists have seen the team recently.
They speak with knowledge on the level of the national team. The ticos lost 2 to 0 against the English and 4 to 1 against Belgium. Is the Sele losing intensity or passion? Is the coordination shown in Brazil gone?
The journalists agree that Keylor Navas is at the highest level in world football but criticize his defensive performance, even though he was the only defender to play at a high level. They are not impressed by the central defenders. The offensive power is also weak.
How will the team play against Serbia (Sunday 6 am “tica time”). To win, the team will have to have both greater ball control and greater depth in attacking. There is still a small glimmer of hope that might bring the team to victory.