Navas included in Costa Rica squad

Costa Rica have named their initial 26-man squad for this summer’s World Cup, with one Liga star.

Coach Jorge Luis Pinto his picked his provisional squad for Brazil, with three to be cut before the tournament starts on June 12.

The Central American nation have been included in a group alongside Italy, England and Uruguay.

The one Liga representative included in the group is Levante superstar Keylor Navas, who has consistently impressed for the Granotes this term.

Goalkeepers: Goalkeepers: Keilor Navas (Levante), Patrick Pemberton (Alajuelense), Daniel Cambronero (Herediano)

Defenders: Johnny Acosta (Alajuelense), Giancarlo Gonzalez (Columbus Crew), Michael Umana (Saprissa), Oscar Duarte (Brugge), Waylon Francis (Columbus Crew), Heiner Mora (Saprissa), Junior Diaz (Mainz), Christian Gamboa (Rosenborg), Roy Miller (Red Bull New York), Kendall Waston (Saprissa)

Midfielders: Celso Borges (AIK), Christian Bolanos (Copenhaguen), Oscar Esteban Granados (Herediano), Michael Barrantes (Aalesund), Yeltsin Tejeda (Saprissa), Diego Calvo (Valerenga), Jose Miguel Cubero (Herediano), Carlos Hernandez (Wellington Phoenix)

Forwards: Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake), Bryan Ruiz (PSV Eindhoven), Joel Campbell (Olympiacos), Randall Brenes (Cartagines), Marco Urena (Kuban Krasnodar)

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