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FIFA World Cup update: Costa Rica advocates for ‘happy’ football

FIFA World Cup update: Costa Rica advocates for ‘happy’ football

The Central American nation of Costa Rica has long been considered the ‘happiest nation’ in the world. In fact, it is one of the planet’s most livable sovereign states, thanks to its tropical climate, stable politics, high literacy rate, robust economy, and zero standing army. Hence, it will not be a surprise if it is also an ideal venue to hone athletic skills, owing to a good reserve of cheerful audiences and a heavyweight support system. Football in the country is thriving, and the national team have had a string of successes on home matches.

 

Although Ticos are seeded in a ‘Group Death,’ they do not fear the storm that would potentially cause peril on their form. Former World Cup champions Uruguay, Italy, and England are huge nemeses, but midfielder Celso Borges does not even show the slightest trace of being worried. He plays his club football for AIK and firmly believes his country can shock the powerhouses in Group D and reach the last 16.

 

Costa Rica are particularly impressive on home soil; a good testament to that is their high placement in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifications when they won the majority of their fixtures at home. However, the FIFA event will be held in Brazil, which could mean a rather perplexing set-up for their pitch plans and a potential barrier towards achieving a place in the tournament’s higher stages.

 

Still, Borges assures his compatriots that they should not be worried about the national team. The 25-year-old player is brilliant himself, having been able to obtain quality football from the Swedish top-tier league and a highly developed shooting ability.

 

For more updates, news, and insights into the FIFA World Cup, read blogs by 12BET.

 

Featured Image: Costa Rica | Source: laopinion.com

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