Brazil 2014 quarter-finalists Costa Rica earned their return thanks to claiming one of the automatic qualifying spots from the CONCACAF region.

FIFA Ranking: 25

Continent: North America

Nickname: Los Ticos

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World Cup History:

Qualifying Campaigns: 16

First stage appearances: 4

Semi final appearances: 0

Finals: 0

Titles: 0

First World Cup: 1990

Last World Cup: 2014

Best outing:  Quarter-finals (2014)

Key Player: BRYAN RUIZ

An attacking midfielder who can also play as a second striker, Ruiz was a key player in Costa Rica’s run to the quarter-finals at Brazil 2014.

The Ticos captain scored three goals in qualifying for Russia 2018.

MATCHES:

June 17: COSTA RICA vs SERBIA

June 22: BRAZIL vs COSTA RICA

June 27: SWITZERLAND vs COSTA RICA

NEXT PROFILE (Tomorrow): SERBIA

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