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Copa America

  • 7 July 2011
  • • 23:15
  • • Estadio 23 de Agosto, San Salvador de Jujuy, Provincia de Jujuy
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Bolivia - Costa Rica Preview: Both sides searching for their first three points of 2011 Copa America

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

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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


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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Editor's 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.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Bolivia

Costa Rica

Wins
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1
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Bolivia BOL
Bolivia Bolivia
Draw
Costa Rica CRI
Costa Rica Costa Rica
60%
23%
17%

Top 3 Predictions

Bolivia BOL
1 - 0
Costa Rica CRI
Bolivia BOL
2 - 0
Costa Rica CRI
Bolivia BOL
1 - 1
Costa Rica CRI

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