Faces of Soccer: Costa Rica

Faces of Football: Costa Rica

 Pricey Costa Rican nationwide staff,

I’m one of many ‘tica’, one of many 5 million who cheer you on this winter with all my coronary heart and soul. Sure ‘Sele, with all my coronary heart and soul as a result of, as soon as extra, you made a dream come true for us all again residence: qualifying for a sixth World Cup of my lifetime.

I needed to wait till 2002 to look at you compete in a World Cup, with our superior attacking pair Wilmer ‘El Pato’ Lopez and Walter ‘El Pate’ Centeno, however have continued to qualify ever since. We certified for Germany 2006 because of our striker Paulo Cesar Wanchope, and we made historical past in 2014 by making all of it the best way to the quarter-finals – incomes the nickname ‘The Big Slayers’ for the miraculous performances.

The best way you guys play has impressed folks all through the complete nation to return collectively. You managed to cease an entire nation only for a penalty, the penalty that Michael Umaña scored towards Greece to take us to the quarter finals. I nonetheless keep in mind the TV anchor saying to Umaña ‘Blessed be to your mom that introduced you to life’. 

Thanks Sele’ for exhibiting us what we’re able to as a nation. You’ve made it doable to consider and to dream. 

We all know that the 2022 match will as soon as once more be an uphill battle for Costa Rica. We’ll face off towards three very proficient groups within the group phases, Spain and Germany are two of the competitors favourites whereas Japan are actually no slouches both. 

I’ve each religion, nonetheless, that we will make it by to the spherical of 16 as we did in 1990, or go one step additional and make the quarter finals like we did in 2014. 

We’ve overwhelmed footballing superpowers earlier than, why can’t we once more? We have now an ideal staff and an superior supervisor. Go on the market and show simply how good you all are.

I am greater than able to shout till I lose my voice from the stands of the stadiums in Qatar. We’ll make the Al Thumama, Ahmad Bin Ali and Al Bayt stadiums your property, we’ll be there with you, supporting you all the best way.

Pura Vida!

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