By Obaloluwa Joshua, LAGOS

Costa Rica head coach Luis Suarez has has named a 26-man squad for his side’s upcoming international friendly against Nigeria and the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, reports PNO Sports.

The North Americans will host Nigeria in a farewell friendly before leaving for the mundial in San Jose next week Thursday.

Nigeria will present their B Team for the game as the date of the friendly is not within FIFA’s calendar.

Experienced goalkeeper, Keylor Navas, who plays for Ligue 1 champions, Paris Saint-Germain is the most notable star on the list.

The quintet of Óscar Duarte,  Celso Borges, Bryan Ruiz, Yeltsin Tejada and  Joel Campbell were also included in the squad by Suarez.

The five players alongside Navas were part of the team that made it to the quarter-final at the 2014 World Cup in Russia.

Costa Rica will face Spain, Japan and Germany in Group E at the mundial.


Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas (PSG, FRA), Esteban Alvarado (Herediano), Patrick Sequeira (Lugo, ESP)

Defenders: Keysher Fuller (Herediano), Óscar Duarte (Al Wehda, SAU), Juan Pablo Vargas (Millonarios, COL), Kendall Waston (Saprissa), Bryan Oviedo (Real Salt Lake, USA), Carlos Martínez (San Carlos), Francisco Calvo (Konyaspor, TUR), Ronald Matarrita (Cincinnati, USA), Daniel Chacon (Colorado Rapids, USA)

Midfielders : Celso Borges (Alajuelense), Yeltsin Tejeda (Herediano), Bryan Ruiz (Alajuelense), Anthony Hernández (Puntarenas), Brandon Aguilera (Nottingham Forest, ENG) Jewison Bennette (Sunderland, ENG), Youstin Salas (Saprissa), Roan Wilson (Grecia), Douglas López (Herediano), Álvaro Zamora (Saprissa), Gerson Torres (Herediano)

Attackers : Joel Campbell (León, MEX), Johan Venegas (Alajuelense), Anthony Contreras (Herediano)