"There are players with characteristics for certain moments. The coming friendly matches will be tough and that will be the way to bring the lads toward the intensity we need," coach Oscar Ramirez told the media on Monday, reports Efe.
The core of the roster is the starting 11 from 2014: goalkeeper Keylor Navas; defenders Oscar Duarte, Johnny Acosta, Giancarlo Gonzalez and Cristian Gamboa; midfielders Yeltsin Tejeda, Christian Bolaños, Celso Borges and Bryan Ruiz, and forwards Joel Campbell and Marco Ureña.
Ramirez said he expects the 2018 World Cup, set to begin a month from now in Russia, to be a competition "of much dynamism".
Defenders: Cristian Gamboa (Celtic), Ian Smith (Norrköping), Ronald Matarrita (New York City-FC), Bryan Oviedo (Sunderland), Oscar Duarte (Espanyol), Giancarlo Gonzalez (Bologna), Francisco Calvo (Minnesota United), Kendall Waston (Vancouver) and Johnny Acosta (Aguilas Doradas).
Midfielders: David Guzman (Portland), Yeltsin Tejeda (Lausanne), Celso Borges (Deportivo A Coruña), Randall Azofeifa (Herediano), Rodney Wallace (New York City-FC), Bryan Ruiz (Sporting) and Christian Bolaños (Saprissa).
Forwards: Daniel Colindres (Saprissa), Johan Venegas (Saprissa), Joel Campbell (Betis) and Marco Ureña (Los Angeles FC).
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