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Andy Crane

Costa Rica


17th June - 3pm
Costa Rica 0-1 Serbia

22nd June - 3pm
Brazil 2-0 Costa Rica

27th June - 7pm
Switzerland 2-2 Costa Rica


Flag: A blue and white sandwich with a red filling. The official state flag also features the national coat of arms while the civil version leaves it on the touchlines.

Population: 4.85 million

Nickname: Take your pick from Ticos (the colloquial name for a native of Costa Rica) or La Sele (the selection).

Manager: Oscar Ramirez. The 53-year-old looks a bit like Clark Gable in Gone With The Wind, albeit with a fuller figure.

Captain: It’s the veteran former Fulham midfielder now at Sporting Lisbon, Bryan Ruiz.

Star Man: While the likes of Ruiz, Bryan Oviedo and Joel Campbell may be familiar faces, it’s Real Madrid keeper Keylor Navas that is, by some distance, the team’s biggest name.

Rising star: New York City’s Ronald Matarrita already has 18 caps under his belt at just 23 and was part of the Alajuelense side that won the Costa Rican league in 2014.