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Lineker's Verdict

Costa Rica Team Kit

 Group A
 France
 Senegal
 Uruguay
 Denmark
 Group B
 Spain
 Slovenia
 Paraguay
 South Africa
 Group C
 Brazil
 Turkey
 China
 Costa Rica
 Group D
 South Korea
 Poland
 USA
 Portugal
 Group E
 Germany
 Saudi Arabia
 Rep of Ireland
 Cameroon
 Group F
 Argentina
 Nigeria
 England
 Sweden
 Group G
 Italy
 Ecuador
 Croatia
 Mexico
 Group H
 Japan
 Belgium
 Russia
 Tunisia

Costa Rica star player, Ronald Gomez
World Cup record:
 1990   Second round
 2002   First round

Did you know?
Comparisons with Brazil are hardly surprising since Costa Rica were led into the finals by Brazilian-born coach Alexandre Guimaraes.

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Star player:

Alexander Guimares
Ronald Gomez
It was a shame to see Costa Rica depart the tournament so early because they were one of the more enterprising teams in the group stage.

Costa Rica contributed much to one of the best games in the tournament as they went out in a blaze of glory with a 5-2 defeat against Brazil.

It was like watching Brazilů attacking at both ends of the pitch! Maybe that was naive of Costa Rica since they only needed a draw to go through.

You can tell I've spent a long time with Alan Hansen recently because I thought the defending was shocking at times in that match.

At the other end though the forward play was delightful. Paolo Wanchope enhanced his reputation and I'd be surprised if clubs didn't try to lure his strike partner, Ronald Gomez, from his present club in Crete.

Only goal difference kept Costa Rica out of the second round and they returned home with pride intact.

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Group C: v China 2-0; v Turkey 1-1; v Brazil 2-5.



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