Costa Rica's surprising run to the
That's an honor Costa Rica will be out to defend when it begins play Wednesday at StubHub Center in the 12-nation
Costa Rica, ranked 14th in the world — the only country from the region in the
The Costa Rican roster for the Gold Cup features 12 players who were on the World Cup team, but a key player is not participating — goalkeeper Keylor Navas.
Navas, who gave up just only two goals and had three shutouts at the World Cup, has tendinitis in his right heel and will not play in the tournament. That's bad news for Costa Rica, which has not played well without him. Navas sat out four of Costa Rica's five games this year, none of which the Central Americans won.