England will face Costa Rica in their final World Cup warm-up game in June after Gareth Southgate handpicked the Central American nation as perfect preparation for the Russia 2018 clash against Panama in Nizhny Novgorod.
Costa Rica topped England's group at Brazil 2014, being held to a 0-0 draw by Roy Hodgson's team in Belo Horizonte, before suffering a penalty shootout elimination against the Netherlands in the quarterfinals.
And with England due to face World Cup debutants Panama in their second...
Minnesota United has loaned attacker Johan Venegas to Saprissa for a year, the Costa Rican club confirmed on Friday.
Venegas scored two goals with five assists in 22 games for the Loons last season after moving to Minnesota in a trade with the Montreal Impact.
Although he has been a target of criticism in Minnesota, he has performed for Costa Rica with nine goals in 44 appearances for the national team, inlclding the opener in a 4-0 World Cup qualifying win over the United States last year.
Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas and United States striker Alex Morgan have been named as the CONCACAF players of the year.
Real Madrid's Navas picks up the award for the second time in his career, while Morgan has now won it in successive years -- and three times overall. National team coaches, captains, media and fans all take part in the voting.
PSV Eindhoven's Mexico international winger Hirving Lozano finished second in the voting for the Male award, with Jamaica goalkeeper Andre Blake of...
This has the feel of a pretty competitive group. Brazil, the second seeds, come up against the third-best teams in pot 2 and 3 and the best-ranked side in pot 4. Considering Brazil's history and tradition, and their form under Tite, they probably won't be worried, but it could have gone better.
1. Brazil -- The Selecao qualified top of the toughest confederation with four games to spare and look the real deal under Tite.
2. Switzerland -- Below Brazil it's really...