Costa Rica makes history at the World Cup
With their dramatic win on Sunday over Greece in penalty-kick definition, Costa Rica has made history at the Brazil World Cup , by qualifying to the Quarter Finals , which means they are considered now one the eight best teams in the World.
The hero of the match was the Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas (in the picture) who deflected a match defining penalty kick to send his team to the next round.
A great feat for a country of just 4-million people with a football story very modest, not to say poor.
At the beginning of this World Cup , nobody would give them changes to even win a single point, yet the Costa Ricans proved everybody wrong. They have beaten football powerhouses such as Uruguay and Italy .
They are now facing one of the favorites to the title, The Netherlands on July 5th in a match that it’s going to be a tough challenge for them, but I am sure Costa Ric a will continue to give everything they’ve got to obtain an improbable win. Even if they lose, they have already won the heart and admiration of many fans around the world.
As a football fan I love these Cinderella stories at the World Cup , they show us that nothing is impossible as long as we are determined and keep fighting.
© Original content by NBaquero 2014
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AbbyBiha wrote on June 30, 2014, 7:03 PM
I agree, no one would have thought that Costa Rica would make it this far in the World Cup. They are now a force to be reckoned with and they are writing history in the world of Football.
LadyDuck wrote on July 1, 2014, 1:20 AM
It is true that they beated Italy that was supposed to be a great team, while this year they were a very poor team.
nbaquero wrote on July 2, 2014, 11:04 AM
LadyDuck right, Italy did not play at the expected level, especially Mario Balotelli.
nbaquero wrote on July 2, 2014, 11:05 AM
AbbyBiha that is for sure, let's see what they can do against the Netherlands, the Costa Ricans have nothing to lose.
PenFlavor wrote on July 3, 2014, 9:13 AM
It also goes to show that the level of competition is being raised higher with the entry of non-favorites into the Quarter Finals.
nbaquero wrote on July 3, 2014, 1:50 PM
PenFlavor that is correct, the level between the strong and weak team is no longer abysmal.