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Costa Rica, led by Keylor Navas, hoping to repeat run to quarterfinals

Costa Rica were 2014's 'giant killers', but can they repeat, or better their accomplishments in Russia?
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Who they are

Captain: Bryan Ruiz
Manager: Oscar Ramirez
Nickname: La Sele
FIFA rank (as of April 12, 2018): 25

How they qualified

Costa Rica won their group with 16 points to advance to CONCACAF's Hexagonal phase. In their first game of the round...



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Real Madrid's Keylor Navas: Cannes red carpet scarier than Champions League final

Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas says he is more nervous about promoting his new biopic at Cannes this week than he is about facing Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane in the Champions League final on May 26.

"Hombre de Fe" ("Man of Faith") tells how Costa Rica international Navas' faith was vital to his progress from a humble rural background to winning back to back Champions League medals with Madrid.

The movie has already been shown in cinemas in Navas' home country, and...

Scotland fall to Costa Rica in Alex McLeish's return as boss

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Keylor Navas provided key saves to make sure that Marco Urena's opener was the difference in Costa Rica's win over Scotland at Hampden Park.

Alex McLeish began his second tenure as Scotland boss with an uninspiring 1-0 defeat by Costa Rica at Hampden Park.

An experimental home side who started with four debutants fell behind in the 14th minute when Marco Urena scored what proved to be the winner with a well-taken finish.

The expected raft of substitutions after the break led to a more disjointed game with Scotland huffing and puffing until the end.

The only previous meeting between the two countries was at the Italia 90 World Cup when...