Costa Rica has unveiled a 26-man squad for the upcoming international friendly against Nigeria and the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

The North Americans will take on Nigeria’s home-based Super Eagles in a friendly in San Jose next week Thursday.

Experienced goalkeeper, Keylor Navas is the most notable name in the squad.


A number of players who were part of the squad that made it to the quarter-finals at the 2024 World Cup in Russia were also included.

They are defender , Óscar Duarte, midfielders Celso Borges, Bryan Ruiz, Yeltsin Tejada and forward Joel Campbell.

Luis Suarez’s side who are in Group E will start their campaign against Spain on November 23, then face Japan on November 27 and Germany on December 1.

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Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas (PSG, FRA), Esteban Alvarado (Herediano), Patrick Sequeira (Lugo, ESP)

Defenders: Keysher Fuller (Herediano), Óscar Duarte (Al Wehda, SAU), Juan Pablo Vargas (Millonarios, COL), Kendall Waston (Saprissa), Bryan Oviedo (Real Salt Lake, USA), Carlos Martínez (San Carlos), Francisco Calvo (Konyaspor, TUR), Ronald Matarrita (Cincinnati, USA), Daniel Chacon (Colorado Rapids, USA)

Midfielders : Celso Borges (Alajuelense), Yeltsin Tejeda (Herediano), Bryan Ruiz (Alajuelense), Anthony Hernández (Puntarenas), Brandon Aguilera (Nottingham Forest, ENG) Jewison Bennette (Sunderland, ENG), Youstin Salas (Saprissa), Roan Wilson (Grecia), Douglas López (Herediano), Álvaro Zamora (Saprissa), Gerson Torres (Herediano)

Attackers : Joel Campbell (León, MEX), Johan Venegas (Alajuelense), Anthony Contreras (Herediano)