It is expected that the Costa Rican team will make its sixth appearance at the FIFA World Cup 2022. On November 23, 2022, Costa Rica will face Spain in their first match of the World Cup at Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar, during their first match of the tournament. As a member of Group E, Costa Rica has been assigned to compete against Germany, Japan, and Spain at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Japan.
The Costa Rican World Cup 2022 team is just a few months away from being announced, with the showcase tournament in Qatar just a few months away.
As a result of their win over New Zealand in June’s intercontinental play-offs, Luis Fernando Suarez’s side booked their place at the finals.
There is no doubt that the Ticos are on the best possible run of qualification, with a third consecutive appearance at the World Cup (and a sixth overall).
After being drawn against the four-time champions Germany, 2010 winners Spain, and Japan, it seems likely that they will face a tough challenge this time around.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Costa Rica Squad
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How many players are Costa Rica allowed to take to the Fifa World Cup 2022?
For the first time at a major tournament, national managers were permitted to bring 26 players to the European Championship last summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while last year’s Copa America allowed managers to bring squads of 28 players, as a special measure brought in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A 26-player squad has now been announced for the Qatar World Cup, which is an increase from the usual 23-man squads that have been used in the past.
When will the final Costa Rica Fifa World Cup 2022 squad be announced?
Taking place from November 21 to December 18, this year’s World Cup 2022 will be the first World Cup to take place at the end of the year.
Costa Rica not only won the crucial play-off match in June, but they started their campaign for the 2022-23 CONCACAF Nations League in June by defeating Martinique and losing to Panama.
Suarez will be able to fine-tune his final squad during the pre-tournament friendlies because a final squad will normally be announced around six weeks before the tournament kicks off.
As a result of club football being played closer to the time of the World Cup than normal, that may change in the future.
Who will make the final Costa Rica Fifa World Cup 2022 squad?
Our prediction for the final Costa Rica squad is that there will be a few players who will be a dead cert unless they are injured or banned.
There are many players with over 100 caps on the list, but the ones closest to the top are the three-time Champions League champion goalkeeper Keylor Navas, the midfielder Celso Borges, the captain Bryan Ruiz, and the ex-Arsenal forward Joel Campbell – all of whom played for Fulham at one time.
Two European-based players who may be on the plane to Qatar are Levante center-half Oscar Duarte and Copenhagen left-back Bryan Oviedo, both of whom had spells in the Premier League with Everton and Sunderland respectively.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Costa Rica Fixture
- Costa Rica vs Spain (Wed, Nov. 23)
- Costa Rica vs Japan (Sun, Nov. 27)
- Costa Rica vs Germany (Thurs, Dec. 1)