After the morale-boosting draw against Argentina in the open game of the Copa America, Bolivia looks to edge closer to the quarterfinals.
|Bolivia: Arias; Raldes, Alvarez, Rivero, Gutierrez; Vaca, Flores, Robles, Campos; Rojas, Martins.
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.
Cesar Elizando is Ricardo La Volpe's choice to replace the suspended Randall Brenes in attack. Jose Cubero take the spot of midfielder David Guzma, who has a knee injury.
- 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.
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- Only four players on the roster have over 10 caps with the national side. 13 players have less than five caps.