Costa Rica Name 30-man Preliminary Squad for FIFA World Cup

Updated: 13 May 2014 10:07 IST

Coach Jorge Luis Pinto resisted naming any major surprises in the lineup and is using the same core of players who helped Costa Rica to qualify as the top team from the CONCACAF region.

San Jose, Costa Rica:

Goalkeeper Keylor Navas and forwards Bryan Ruiz, Joel Campbell and Alvaro Saborio head the list of players named Monday to Costa Rica's preliminary 30-man squad for next month's World Cup in Brazil.

Coach Jorge Luis Pinto resisted naming any major surprises in the lineup and is using the same core of players who helped Costa Rica to qualify as the top team from the CONCACAF region.

Pinto said he was happy to stick with his proven players and valued continuity in the team, adding: "If we have to make changes, we will when the time comes."

He said he will name his final 23-man squad on May 31.

Topics : Football
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