Costa Rica coach Luis Fernando Suarez on Saturday handed over the list of invitees to face the knockout matches against Canada and Honduras.
Among those selected, the return of Alan Cruz stands out, as well as the appearance of some promises of the youngsters who have been training during the week.
Cruz returns to a call from Suarez for the first time in a tie. His last match in the tricolor was during the Gold Cup last July. Especially against the Canadian national team.
After that, he disappeared from the six days he spent so far towards Qatar 2022.
Why was this time different? This was explained by the Colombian coach.
“Because of the attitude that the opposing teams give us, the attitude, the way of playing … it gives us the possibility to use it in the best way, as I spoke about this physical demand and pressure, we need someone who is capable of dealing with that kind of pressure and I think he can do it, he is qualified “.
Prior to this call, the FC Cincinnati MLS player admitted his disappointment at not getting a chance at the Suarez team. However, at the time he was critical of his performance.
He asserted that when he had the opportunity, he was not persuasive enough to stay in place and had to wait for the opportunity, which finally came.
It also highlights the space acquired by Aaron Suarez, Anthony Contreras and Joyson Bennett. Additionally, Herediano football player, Gerson Torres is back.
On the other side, there are the players who this time lost their place in the national group. They are Jimmy Marin, Luis Diaz, Kenneth Vargas and Jonathan Moya.
Costa Rica will visit Canada next Friday, November 12 at 8:05 pm, and then it will host Honduras on Tuesday, November 16 at 7:05 pm at the National Stadium.
Keylor Navas (Paris Saint-Germain)
Lionel Moreira (Aguilense)
Aaron Cruz (Saprisa)
Francisco Calvo (Chicago Fire)
Kendall Weston (Saprisa)
Oscar Duarte (lifting)
Juan Pablo Vargas (Millionaires)
Fernand Veron (Alagolinese)
Kesher Fuller (Heridiano)
Ricardo Blanco (Saprisa)
Christian Gamboa (Bochum)
Ronald Mataretta (Cincinnati)
Brian Oviedo (Copenhagen)
Celso Borges (Alagoilens)
Brian Ruiz (Alagoilens)
Yeltsin Tejeda (Heridiano)
Orlando Gallo (Heridiano)
Justin Salas (Municipality of Greece)
Alan Cruz (Cincinnati)
Aaron Suárez (Alajuelense)
Gerson Torres (Heridiano)
Johan Venegas (Alagoilens)
Randall Leal (Nashville)
Joyson Bennett (Heridiano)
Joel Campbell (Monterey)
Anthony Contreras (Guanacastica)
Jose Guillermo Ortiz (Heridiano)