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Campbell: Costa Rica has nothing to fear

The Arsenal forward believes his nation has proved its worth after shocking the World Cup with victories over Uruguay and Italy to qualify from Group D.

Joel Campbell has warned Costa Rica's World Cup rivals the team is confident of beating anyone after coasting into the last 16.

The CONCACAF nation secured shock victories over Uruguay and Italy to seal progress from Group D with a game to spare and only needs a point against England on Tuesday to win the group.

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Arsenal striker Campbell says he has no preference as to who the team faces in the knockout stages and believes Jorge Luis Pinto's side has nothing to fear.

"We are not thinking about who we get in the last 16," he said. "It does not matter to us. We have been in a group with three champions of the world and we have shown that we can beat anyone. We always believed we could do this.

"Football is not decided by the shirt you are wearing. With work and effort, you can win against anyone.
We are very satisfied, very happy with what we have achieved but we will keep working to do more. This is unforgettable. We are part of history. Nobody would have put a single dollar on this team qualifying but there you go.

"It can change football in Costa Rica. These are the best days of my career."

The winner of Group D will face the runner up in Group C, with Colombia, Ivory Coast, Japan and South Korea competing in that pool.

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