Copa America preview: Bolivia - Costa Rica
After the morale-boosting draw against Argentina in the open game of the Copa America, Bolivia looks to edge closer to the quarterfinals.
By Roger Gonzalez
|Bolivia: Arias; Raldes, Alvarez, Rivero, Gutierrez; Vaca, Flores, Robles, Campos; Rojas, Martins.
|Costa Rica: Moreira; Acosta, Calvo, Duarte, Salvatierra; Leal, Cubero, Madrigal, Mora; Elizondo, Campbell.||
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Bolivia won its only Copa America in 1963 when it 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.
- 18 of the 23 players on the Bolivian roster play club football in their homeland.
- Costa Rica is participating in its fourth Copa America as invited guests.
- 20 players on the Costa Rican roster play club football in the Central American nation as La Volpe 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 on the roster have over 10 caps with the national side. 13 players have less than five caps.
Top 3 Predictions
Bolivia 1-0 Costa Rica
- 27.36 %
Bolivia 2-0 Costa Rica
- 12.4 %
Bolivia 1-1 Costa Rica
- 11.02 %
|International Friendlies (FR)||Nov 14, 2012||Bolivia 1 - Costa Rica 1|
|Copa America (CA)||Jul 7, 2011||Bolivia 0 - Costa Rica 2|
|Oct 15, 2013||Peru 1 - Bolivia 1||WCQS|
|Sep 10, 2013||Bolivia 1 - Ecuador 1||WCQS|
|Sep 6, 2013||Paraguay 4 - Bolivia 0||WCQS|
|Aug 14, 2013||Venezuela 2 - Bolivia 2||FR|
|Jun 11, 2013||Chile 3 - Bolivia 1||WCQS|
|16||Ronald Raldes Balcazar||Defender|
|-||Lorgio Alvarez Roca|
Live Final scheduled Suspended Cancelled Postponed