29 June, 2014 – Sunday – Birthday of Pussy Cat Dolls lead singer Nicole Scherzinger
4:00 PM EST
At the Nicole Arena Pernambuco
Seating Capacity: Over 46,000
This is the first time in history that Greece will go up against Costa Rica on the football ground. This is going to be one interesting match!
FIFA ranks Costa Rica at position number 28 and Greece at position number 12.
Greece has barely made it through the Group C matches with only 4 points while Costa Rica is leading Group D with 7 points. This is going to be interesting!
Greece lost against Colombia by 3 goals, tied with Japan, and won against Cote D’Ivoire by 1 goal.
Vine: Colombian players celebrating after scoring a goal against Greece
They say that a team is only as good as its coach. So lets take a look at the helmsmen leading the two teams.
Jorge Luis Pinto (61 years)
- Coaching since 1984
- Coached Costa Rica from 2004 to 2005 in the past. Coaching Costa Rica since 2011 to date.
Fernando Santos (59 year old)
- Played as Right-Back from 1966 to 1975
- Coaching since 1987
- Coaching Greece since 2010
Costa Rica will be giving it all it’s got! The last time the Costa Rica team managed to qualify for the FIFA World Cup and make it past the Group matches stage was back in 1990.
Possible Goal Scorers to look for in Costa Rica vs. Greece
Joel Campbell, Óscar Duarte and Marco Ureña of Costa Rica scored the three goals for their team in the match against Uruguay.
Bryan Ruiz scored the single goal that led Costa Rica to win against Italy.
Andreas Samaris and Georgios Samaras of Greece scored the two goals for their team in the match against Cote d’Ivoire