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Costa Rican World Cupper Acosta to play for East Bengal

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

East Bengal today announced the signing of Costa Rican defender Zamora, who was part of his national team's campaign in the ongoing in

East Bengal are one of the biggest clubs of with a very rich heritage. I want to deliver my best for my new club and be part of Indian football," said the 34-year-old

My aim is to encourage the other Indian footballers and guide them and at the same time win silverware for Quess EastBengal FC," added Acosta, who played in all their three group matches in

has 69 international caps to his name and has scored two goals as his signing for the upcoming season will give the red-and-gold a big boost.

At the World Cup, he had eight clearances and recovered the ball 11 times.

He made his debut for in a March 2011 friendly against at the age of 29.

In 2011, he donned national jersey in seven qualification matches and played at the and the 2011 Copa America.

He scored his first goal for Los Ticos in a 31 2014 qualifying victory against the in

was included in Costa Rica's squad for the 2014 World Cup and made his debut in the competition during the round of 16 match against as a substitute after the sending off of teammate

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First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 19:05 IST