One of the most underrated teams Costa Rica and Greece will play round of 16 match against each other on 30th June. Arena Pernambuco will organize this upcoming game. Piratiko qualified for this round in a spectacular way for second time in history of FIFA World Cup. This pre quarter final match will begin at 8:00 pm [GMT]. Ticos’s round of 32 performance will be remembered for long as the team qualified from one of the toughest group defeating teams like Uruguay, Italy & played a draw with England. Have a look on match preview, time schedule, telecast channels of Costa Rica vs Greece.
Costa Rica vs Greece 2014 Schedule
|Competition||2014 FIFA World Cup|
|Date||29 June [GMT] & 30 June [IST]|
|Time||8:00 pm [GMT] & 1:30 am [IST]|
|Stadium||Arena Pernambuco, Recife|
|Audience capacity||46,154 spectators|
|Round||Round of 16 [Pre-quarter final]|
|Referee||Benjamin Williams [Australia]|
|Sony SIX, Repretel|
NERIT, Nova Sports
List of telecast channels of this match in other nation is given below.
Costa Rica: Repretel, Teletica, Millicom
Greece: NERIT, Nova Sports
Spain: Mediaset Espana, Gol Television
Canada: CBC, Sportsnet, TVA, Eastlink TV
Mexico: Televisa, TV Azteca, Cinepolis
USA: ESPN, ABC, Univision
UK: ITV 1, ITV Player
Sweden: SVT, TV4
France: TF1, beIN Sports,
Singapore: Mediacorp, Singtel
Norway: NRK, TV2
New Zealand: TVNZ, Sky Sport
Ukraine: NTHU, Ukrayina
Switzerland: SRG, SSR
Costa Rica vs Greece 2014 Round of 16 Preview
These 2 are those teams which were not expected to qualify for round of 16. Tejeda said “We are thinking more about Columbia and the Ivory Coast and in the end came the least expected them. Now we have to change the video cassette.”
La sele qualified as a winner in group of death. They scored 4 goals in first 3 games of this World Cup and have conceded just one goal so far in this competition. With 7, they finished group stage round at the top of group D.
This is the first head to head clash of these 2 international teams as no previous meeting is recorded so far. Looking at past performances of both teams, Costa Rica have more probability to qualify for quarter finals. Ticos are playing their 4th FIFA World Cup tournament, while Piratiko are playing 3rd World Cup campaign.
With 1 win, 1 draw & 1 loss, Pirate ship qualified as runners-up of group stage. Although they conceded more goals than they scored, but qualification for next round is much better than scoring too many goals.
Costa Rica registered their first victory against Uruguay in very first game of group stage. The team won against Uruguay by 3–1 in absence of Luis Suarez. They tasted second victory against Italy & thanks to Bryan Ruiz who scored the winning goal just before 1 minute of first half extra time.
Highlights & Statistics
|1 [Bryan Ruiz 52′]||Goals||1 [Socratis Papastathpopoulos 90+1′]|
|2||Shots on target||13|