After days of rumors about the participation of goalkeeper Keylor Navas with the Costa Rica National Team in the 2021 Gold Cup, it was confirmed that the new technical director, Luis Fernando Suárez, excluded him from the preliminary list of summoned for the regional contest.
According to official information, the absence of Navas along with other members of the Tico team is due to injuries suffered by the players: "Footballers such as Keylor Navas, Óscar Duarte, Cristian Gamboa, Luis Díaz and Juan Pablo Vargas were reported by their respective teams. as injured, for this reason they will not be taken into account for the Gold Cup ”.
In a statement, the Costa Rican team announced a list of 27 players who are still in the fight to belong to the national team in the Gold Cup, and among them does not include the PSG goalkeeper, who was reported as injured for a month when he lost the Nations League - Keylor suffered a dislocation of his right shoulder on the last date in Ligue 1 with PSG, which took him away from the Nations League final four. Now he will miss the Gold Cup, a tournament he has not attended since 2011.