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July 7, 2011 11:15 PM BST
Estadio 23 de Agosto — San Salvador de Jujuy, Provincia de Jujuy
Referee:‬ C. Vera‎
 
 
 

Bolivia - Costa Rica Preview: Both sides searching for their first three points of 2011 Copa America

After their morale-boosting draw against Argentina in the open game of the tournament, Gustavo Quinteros’s side look to edge closer to the quarter-finals with a win

By Roger Gonzalez

Bolivia
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PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Bolivia: Arias; Raldes, Alvarez, Rivero, Gutierrez; Vaca, Flores, Robles, Campos; Rojas, Martins.

Bolivia

Gustavo Quinteros chooses the same 11 players that earned a surprising draw with Argentina to open the tournament.

Costa Rica: Moreira; Acosta, Calvo, Duarte, Salvatierra; Leal, Cubero, Madrigal, Mora; Elizondo, Campbell.

Costa Rica


Cesar Elizando is Ricardo La Volpe's choice to replace the suspended Randall Brenes in attack. Jose Cubero will take the spot of midfielder David Guzma, who has a knee injury.


DID YOU KNOW?
  • Bolivia won their only Copa America in 1963 when they hosted the tournament, winning five games and drawing one en route to the title.
  • The South Americans were 18th in the Fifa rankings in 1997, their highest ranking ever. They are currently 93rd.
  • Seven players on the current roster play for club Oriente Petrolero, who finished third in the Bolivian league.
  • Quinteros, who was born in Argentina, played six years with the Bolivia national team, including two appearances in the 1994 World cup.
  • Eighteen of the 23 players in the Bolivian squad play club football in their homeland.
  • Costa Rica are participating in their fourth Copa America as invited guests.
  • Twenty players in the Costa Rican squad play club football in the Central American nation as La Volpe (right) called for a youthful squad for the Copa America after the senior team's participation in the Gold Cup in June.
  • Francisco Calvo, a young defender on the squad, does not play club football. He plays in the United States for San Jacinto College in California.
  • La Volpe won the World Cup with Argentina in 1978 as a reserve goalkeeper.
  • Only four players in the squad have over 10 caps with the national side. Thirteen players have less than five caps.

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International Friendlies ‎(FR)‎ 15 Nov 2012 Bolivia 1 - Costa Rica 1
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Copa America ‎(CA)‎ 7 Jul 2011 Bolivia 0 - Costa Rica 2
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E. Rojas
E. Rojas
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 7
Games Goals YC RC
3 1 0 0
After scoring his first goal with the Bolivia shirt against Argentina, the Brazilian-born attacker must combine well with Marcelo Martins up top for the South Americans to produce quality looks on goal.
César Elizondo
César Elizondo
Position:
Squad Number: 0
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
The Saprissa man gets the start uptop for Ricardo La Volpe. Can he make the most of his opportunity and provide the scoring touch that was absent in the loss to Colombia?
Prediction
Bolivia will not be able to secure three points against Costa Rica as the youthful Central Americans earn their first point of the tournament.
Editor's Prediction
Results
Jornada 2
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2 1
Diego Forlán Diego Forlán
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