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Copa America

  • July 7, 2011
  • • 6:15 PM
  • • Estadio 23 de Agosto, San Salvador de Jujuy, Provincia de Jujuy
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Copa America preview: Bolivia - Costa Rica

Copa America preview: Bolivia - Costa Rica

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After the morale-boosting draw against Argentina in the open game of the Copa America, Bolivia looks to edge closer to the quarterfinals.


PROBABLE LINEUPS
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 take the spot of midfielder David Guzma, who has a knee injury.


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.
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Last Five Matches

Costa Rica

  • W
  • W
  • W
  • D
  • W

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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