Shuffle and deal again. That is what Costa Rica will have to do in the coming days to face its participation in the Concacaf Gold Cup. It's that the Ticos added a series of disappointments in their last presentations, which generated a blanket of doubts in the face of the international tournament that will begin in less than a month.
In recent years, Costa Rica has established itself among the best teams in the region. With players of very good standing and also consecrated in Europe, the Ticos lived their best moments in past tournaments. But the present isn't the best, as they finished third in the Concacaf Gold Cup and last Wednesday they lost a friendly against USMNT 4-0.
As a result of this series of bad results, Ronald González isn't longer the coach and the Federation is already looking for a replacement, including the names of the Mexican Ignacio Ambriz and an old acquaintance such as Alexandre Borges Guimaraes.
However, despite not having a coach, it's certain that both Keylor Navas and Cristian Gamboa will return to the National Team after their absence from the Concacaf Nations League.
Costa Rica roster for the Concacaf Gold Cup
Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas, Leonel Moreira, Esteban Alvarado, Aaron Cruz
Defenders: Óscar Duarte, Kendall Waston, Francisco Calvo, Keysher Fuller, Yael López, Aaron Salazar, Bryan Oviedo, Ronald Matarrita, Cristian Gamboa
Midfielders: Celso Borges, Alla Cruz, Randall Leal, Luis Díaz, Yeltsin Tejeda, Gerson Torres, Bryan Ruiz, Bernald Alfaro, Alonso Martínez
Forwards: Joel Campbell, Felicio Brown, Johan Venegas