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  • Costa Rica are placed in Group E, which is considered a group of death in the FIFA World Cup 2022
  • Costa Rica will play their first match in Qatar 2022 against Spain

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FIFA World cup 2022: Costa Rica full schedule, match timings, team news, live telecast and streaming

Costa Rica FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule : With several key veteran players such as Keylor Navas and captain Bryan Ruiz still there, Costa Rica will be hoping to make the best use of their experience from the previous World Cups.

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 : Costa Rica will have a big task on their hands in the FIFA World Cup when they begin their campaign on November 23 in Qatar. Costa Rica are placed in Group E alongside heavyweights Germany, Spain and Japan.

Costa Rica's history in FIFA World Cup

However, the Los Ticos could take inspiration from their 2014 World Cup heroics, when they topped a group containing three world champions, beating both Uruguay and Italy before drawing 0-0 with England, on the path to a penalty shoot-out defeat to the Netherlands in the last eight.

Now under another Colombian manager, Luis Fernando Suarez, Costa Rica are again looking to upset the odds.

On competing against Spain, Germany and Japan, Suarez said: "For me, the most important thing is that all of our players when playing each of these games is fully aware and has full knowledge of the qualities that each of our rivals possesses. Spain, with their ball possession. Japan, and how they like to open play up. Germany, and the intensity of their game. We've already done our homework and looked at their games."

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With several key veteran players such as goalkeeper Keylor Navas and captain Bryan Ruiz still there from the 2014 side, Suarez will be hoping to lean heavily on their experience as he seeks to again steer Los Ticos into the knock-out stages.

Costa Rica's World Cup record:

Matches played: 15
Won: 5
Drawn: 2
Lost 7:
Goal for: 17
Goal against: 23

FIFA World Cup: Costa Rica's full schedule, match timings and venue

Date: November 23

Match 1: Spain vs Costa Rica
Time (IST): 9:30 PM
Venue: Al Thumama Stadium

Date: November 27
Match 2: Japan vs Costa Rica
Time (IST): 3:30 PM
Venue: Al Rayyan Stadium

Date: December 2
Match 3: Costa Rica vs Germany
Time (IST): 12:30 AM
Venue: Al Bayt Stadium

Costa Rica FIFA World Cup Squad

Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas (Paris St Germain), Esteban Alvarado (Herediano), Patrick Sequeira (CD Lugo).

Defenders: Francisco Calvo (Konyaspor), Juan Pablo Vargas (Millonarios FC), Kendall Waston (Saprissa), Oscar Duarte (Al-Wehda), Daniel Chacon (Colorado Rapids), Keysher Fuller (Herediano), Carlos Martinez (San Carlos), Bryan Oviedo (Real Salt Lake), Ronald Matarrita (Cincinnati).

Midfielders: Yeltsin Tejeda (Herediano), Celso Borges (Alajuelense), Youstin Salas (Saprissa), Roan Wilson (Grecia), Gerson Torres (Herediano), Douglas Lopez (Herediano) Jewisson Bennette (Sunderland), Alvaro Zamora (Saprissa), Anthony Hernandez (Puntarenas FC), Brandon Aguilera (Nottingham Forest), Bryan Ruiz (Alajuelense).

Forwards: Joel Campbell (Leon), Anthony Contreras (Herediano) Johan Venegas (Alajuelense).

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