Costa Rica looking to exit World Cup with a win

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Saint Petersburg, June 24 (IANS) Costa Rica’s national team trained on Sunday for their upcoming duel with Switzerland, and are looking to leave the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia with a victory after failing to qualify for the last 16 round.

Costa Rica were eliminated from the World Cup after suffering two defeats in Group E against Serbia 1-0 and Brazil 2-0, and will face Switzerland on Wednesday, reports Efe.

The training session was attended by all the players under the command of coach Oscar Ramirez in the Russian municipality of Pavlovsk on the outskirts of Saint Petersburg.

Despite their elimination, the players were in a good mood during the session, which included tactical work, while the squad will likely hold a closed-door session on Monday to prepare for Wednesday’s game.

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Switzerland tied 1-1 with Brazil in their opening match of the tournament and beat Serbia 2-1 on Friday.

Brazil and Switzerland are tied for the first position in Group E with four points each, one point ahead of third-placed Serbia, while Costa Rica is at the bottom with zero points.

–IANS

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