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Costa Rica Lineup?

Does anybody know Costa Rica lineup and formation for the wc?

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They usually play a 3-5-2 formation with

Mesen on goal

Parks - Marin - Martinez

Solis as stopper

Centeno and Lopez as midfielders

Wallace and Gomez or Bryce on the wings

Fonseca and Wanchope up front

Usually Medford, Sunsing and Bryce are the men off the bench.
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Its like Gobernar said, but only one corrrection, the goalkepper its Lonnis, not Mesen



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Costa Rica name World Cup squad

08.05.2002


Costa Rica boss Alexandre Guimaraes has named his squad for the World Cup.

The squad:

Goalkeepers: Erick Lonnis (Saprissa), Alvaro Mesen (Alajuela), Lester Morgan (Heredia)

Defenders: Carlos Castro (Alajuela), Harold Wallace (Alajuela), Mauricio Wright (Heredia), Juan Jose Rodriguez (San Carlos), Daniel Vallejo (Heredia), Reynaldo Parks (Saprissa), Jervis Drummond (Saprissa), Gilberto Martinez (Brescia), Luis Marin (Alajuela)

Midfielders: Wilmer Lopez (Alajuela), Mauricio Solis (Alajuela), Walter Centeno (Saprissa), Rodrigo Cordero (Heredia), Rolando Fonseca (Alajuela)

Attackers: William Sunsing (Heredia), Ronald Gomez (Ofi-Crete), Winston Parks (Udinese), PAULO CESAR WANCHOPE (Manchester City), Steven Bryce (Alajuela), Hernan Medford (Saprissa)


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Costa Rica's Strictly Nat's News

Costa Rica boss Alexandre Guimaraes has named his squad for the World Cup.

The squad:

Goalkeepers: Erick Lonnis (Saprissa), Alvaro Mesen (Alajuela), Lester Morgan (Heredia)

Defenders: Carlos Castro (Alajuela), Harold Wallace (Alajuela), Mauricio Wright (Heredia), Juan Jose Rodriguez (San Carlos), Daniel Vallejo (Heredia), Reynaldo Parks (Saprissa), Jervis Drummond (Saprissa), Gilberto Martinez (Brescia), Luis Marin (Alajuela)

Midfielders: Wilmer Lopez (Alajuela), Mauricio Solis (Alajuela), Walter Centeno (Saprissa), Rodrigo Cordero (Heredia), Rolando Fonseca (Alajuela)

Attackers: William Sunsing (Heredia), Ronald Gomez (Ofi-Crete), Winston Parks (Udinese), PAULO CESAR WANCHOPE (Manchester City), Steven Bryce (Alajuela), Hernan Medford (Saprissa)


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International Report: Colombia Wins in Costa Rica
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Ticos coach Alexandre Guimaraes cannot wait for Wanchope to receive a clean bill of health.
05/10/2002. Ten-man Colombia held on to defeat Costa Rica 2-1 in San Jose, Costa Rica, in a World Cup tune-up for both sides. Rafael Castillo bagged a brace as the visitors went into the break leading 2-0.

Castillo converted a penalty kick in the 40th minute after a Ticos defender was judged to have handled the ball in the box. Moments later, Juan Carlos Ramirez assisted Castillo's second goal.

Costa Rica sent players forward to open the second half and drew a penalty from the Colombians in the 53rd minute while also gaining a man advantage. Ramirez was sent off as a result of the infraction, and Walter Centeno converted the spot kick to pull on back.

But a stout defensive effort from the depleted visitors resulted in victory for coach Reynaldo Rueda's side.

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Colombia Wins in Costa Rica

05/10/2002.

Ten-man Colombia held on to defeat Costa Rica 2-1 in San Jose, Costa Rica, in a World Cup tune-up for both sides. Rafael Castillo bagged a brace as the visitors went into the break leading 2-0.

Castillo converted a penalty kick in the 40th minute after a Ticos defender was judged to have handled the ball in the box. Moments later, Juan Carlos Ramirez assisted Castillo's second goal.

Costa Rica sent players forward to open the second half and drew a penalty from the Colombians in the 53rd minute while also gaining a man advantage. Ramirez was sent off as a result of the infraction, and Walter Centeno converted the spot kick to pull on back.

But a stout defensive effort from the depleted visitors resulted in victory for coach Reynaldo Rueda's side

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Costa Rica become first to set up World Cup training camp in Japan

TOKYO, May 13 (AFP)

The Costa Rican national football squad on Monday became the first overseas team to set up camp in Japan ahead of the World Cup finals due to kick off at the end of the month.
The 42-strong team flew into Kansai airport outside Osaka, western Japan, from San Francisco and travelled by coach to Suzuka, 300 kilometersmiles) southwest of Tokyo, escorted by two police patrol cars, according to press reports.
The Costa Rican players, including star striker Paulo Wanchope, settled at the Suzuka Circuit Hotel for a 10-day training camp before flying on to South Korea for the Group C first round with Brazil, Turkey and China.
They will stop by the southern Japan city of Kumamoto for a friendly against Belgium on May 26.
Wanchope and his fellow players, clad in uniform dark blue jackets, were greeted by some 150 citizens waving Costa Rican national flags in different sizes, the reports said.
They shouted, "Ola, Ola (hello, hello)," in response to a chorus of "Viva, Costa Rica."
At a welcoming ceremony at the hotel, Costa Rica coach Alexandre Guimaraes was given a lei of folded paper cranes, which was hung around his neck, while his players were presented with carnations in blue, red and white.
Suzuka is famous for its Formula One motor racing curcuit owned by Japanese carmaker Honda.
A total of 24 teams out of the 32 finalists are booked to set up final or transit training bases for the World Cup.


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SAN JOSE, May 13 (AFP) -

Costa Rica coach Alexandre Guimaraes said winning was more important than stylish performances by his team at this year's World Cup in the Far East.

Guimaraes, born in Brazil said substance was more important that style in a pragmatic approach to the country's second ever finals after reaching the second round in 1990 when they beat both Scotland and Sweden.

Since then, a new generation of players have come through the Concacaf qualifying stages in one of the surprise entrants to the 32-team showcase event.

Guimaraes was adamant results, not putting on the style, would be his goal. "We won't be playing to entertain, we'll be playing to win," Guimaraes told Tuesday's edition of La Nacion newspaper.

The 42-year-old coach said they would be finetuning their tactical, technical, physical and psychological preparations during their stint in Japan.

The Costa Rican players, including star striker Paulo Wanchope, settled at the Suzuka Circuit Hotel for a 10-day training camp on Monday before eventually flying on to South Korea for the Group C first round against Brazil, Turkey and China.

They will stop by the southern Japan city of Kumamoto for a friendly against Belgium on May 26.


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Injured Parks makes way for Chinchilla in Costa Rica squad

SAN JOSE, May 15 (AFP)


Costa Rican defender Reynaldo Parks was ruled out of the World Cup with a recurring knee injury on Wednesday and has been replaced by Pablo Chinchilla.
"Reynaldo Parks is out of the World Cup after aggravating a knee injury during training on Tuesday," Costa Rican Football Federeation official Jorge Munoz confirmed.
Chinchilla, a 25-year-old defender at Costa Rican league champions Deportiva Alajuelense, has been called up and will travel to Suzuka, Japan to join the rest of the squad.
Costa Rica take on Belgium in a friendly on May 26 in Japan before travelling to Korea to take on Brazil, Turkey and China in Group C.
Squad:
Goalkeepers: Alvaro Mesen (Alajuelense), Erick Lonnis (Saprissa), Lester Morgan (Herediano).
Defenders: Harold Wallace (Alajuelense), Mauricio Wright (Herediano), Carlos Castro (Alajuelense), Juan Jose Rodriguez (San Carlos), Daniel Vallejo (Herediano), Pablo Chinchilla (Alajuelense), Jervis Drummond (Saprissa), Gilberto Martinez (Brescia/Ita) and Luis Marin (Alajuelense).
Midfielders: Wilmer Lopez (Alajuelense), Mauricio Solis (Alajuelense), Walter Centeno (Saprissa), Rolando Fonseca (Alajuelense) and Rodrigo Cordero (Alajuelense).
Strikers: William Sunsing (Herediano), Ronald Gomez (OfI Crete/Greece), Winston Parks (Udinese/Italy), Paulo Cesar Wanchope (Manchester City/England), Steven Bryce (Alajuelense) and Hernan Medford (Saprissa).

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Was it Reynaldo Parks or Winston Parks who suffered a knee injury? I've read conflicting stories.
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Was it Reynaldo Parks or Winston Parks who suffered a knee injury? I've read conflicting stories.
Just doubled checked the Tico papers and the Parks out of the WC is definetely Reynaldo !!!!! Poor Guy !!!!

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Oita beat Costa Rica 2-1 in friendly

SAEKI, Japan, May 18 (AFP)

Result from a friendly match between J-League second division club Oita Trinita and Costa Rica here Saturday:
Oita 2 (Yoshida 32, Andradina 39) Costa Rica 1 (Riadh Jelassi 65)


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Nagoya Grampus Eight 2 Costa Rica 0 in World Cup warm-up

TOYOTA, Japan, May 21 (AFP)

Result from a World Cup warm-up match between Costa Rica and J-League club Nagoya Grampus Eight here Tuesday:
Nagoya Grampus Eight 2 (Ueslei 51, Hara 76) Costa Rica 0


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Not to worry...remember friendlies, exhibition games dont reflect at all what the coaches are trying to attain.

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Wanchope back in action

Paulo Wanchope has ended fears that he would not be fit enough to play in this summer's World Cup finals after returning to action yesterday.
The City striker played in Costa Rica's 2-0 friendly defeat against Japanese side Nagoya Grampus Eight on Tuesday, his first competitive action since playing in City's FA Cup fifth round defeat at Newcastle back on February 17. Wanchope missed the end of The Blues' title-winning season with a troublesome knee injury which prompted concerns that he would miss this summer's tournament in Japan and South Korea.
However, the striker proved his fitness in yesterday's warm-up clash, and will be hoping to feature in Sunday's friendly clash for The Ticos with Belgium.
Costa Rica begin the tournament with an opening game against China on June 4.


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We played like turtles wails Costa Rica press

SAN JOSE, May 22 (AFP)

Costa Rica's press reacted with horror Wednesday after their World Cup-bound football team's 2-0 defeat to Japanese club side Nagoya in a warm-up match.
"God help us," blared the headline in daily Al Dia, before claiming in an editorial: "We played like turtles."
Daily La Nacion said Costa Rica had under-performed in every department.
"We gave it away in defence, the midfield was erratic and the attack was dangerously slow," claimed the newspaper.
Costa Rica coach Alexander Guimaraes insists his side are ready to step up a gear when the World Cup gets underway.
"The team will take a great leap forward this week," Brazilian-born Guimaraes said after the shock defeat.
Guimaraes' side have several injury doubts and lost their capatin and central defender Reynaldo Parks to a knee injury last week.
The Central American side, who will play Brazil, Turkey and China in World Cup Group C's, arrived in Japan two weeks ago and will play a final warm up game at the southern city of Kumamoto against Belgium on May 26 before heading off to Korea.


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KASAMATSU, Japan, May 24 (AFP)
Result from a World Cup warm-up match between J-League second division club Mito Hollyhock and Costa Rica here on Friday:

Mito Hollyhock 0 Costa Rica 1 (Mauricio Solis 22)

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Giant-killers Belgium whip Costa Rica 1-0

KUMAMOTO, Japan, May 26 (AFP)

Belgium beat Costa Rica 1-0 here Sunday in a warm-up match for the World Cup finals, keeping up the momentum of their 2-1 shock away win over defending champions France a week ago.
Bart Goor, a midfielder from German side Hertha Berlin, scored the sole goal in the 23rd minute following a free kick that was headed around and bounced back in the penalty area.
Costa Rica midfielder Mauricio Solis called Belgium as the better team over hosts Japan whom they meet in their opening World Cup group match in Saitama on June 4.
"We were surprised by Japan who turned out to be a fine team," said Solis, recalling a 1-1 friendly draw in Yokohama on April 7. "But Belgium look better in set plays such as free kicks and corner kicks."
Belgium, whose best performance was reaching the 1986 semi-finals, will also face Russia and Tunisia in the Group H of the World Cup first round.
"Simply put, it was a tough match," said Belgium coach Robert Waseige, whose side have rarely fought a Latin American team since he took the job three years ago. "Our opponents were quite aggressive and we had to substitute players for slight injuries."
Asked if he tested his players ahead of the clash with Japan, Waseige said, "I have not made special preparations for the match with Japan."
Costa Rica pressed hard early in the match while the Red Devils remained on the defensive.
Manchester City striker Paulo Wanchope threatened the Belgium net several times, failing to trap a cross right in front of an open net and shooting short an easy shot from the right./p
Defender Carlos Castro squandered another Costa Rica chance when his long shot was punched away by Belgian keeper Geert De Vlieger in the 14th minute.
Five minutes later, Mauricio Solis shot a cross from Walter Centeno straight into De Vlieger.
But the match took a big turn in the 23rd minute when Costa Rica defender Carlos Castro tripped down Marc Wilmots.
Wilmots' free kick was headed sideways by Sven Vermant at the goal mouth and the ball cleared off the head of another Costa Rican defender Mauricio Wright.
Goor banged back the loose ball into the Costa Rica net with his left foot.
In the closing minutes of the first half, a short left-foot shot by Ronald Gomez in the right field bounced off the near post. Gomez's header on a fast break on 45 minutes also went wide.
Mpenza and Derby striker Branko Strupar were sent in the second half to beef up Belgium's fire power adding to their tight defence.
Wanchope continued to lead Costa Rica's offensive as he dribbled past a defender but missed a one-on-one opportunity by lofting the ball over the bar in the 53rd minute.
The 25-year-old Wanchope was replaced by Winston Parks of Italy's Udinese in the 73rd minute as the two sides were beginning to substitute players frequently.
Mbo Mpenza, emerging after star striker Emile Mpenza was ruled out of the World Cup with a muscle injury, came close to scoring in the 81st minute when he booted back a cleared ball off the right post.
Another scoring chance came in injury time when Derby striker Branko Strupar's header on a cross from Danny Boffin was caught by Costa Rica keeper Erick Lonnis.
Costa Rica are due to fly onto South Korea for the Group C first round against Brazil, Turkey and China.

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