Sports News Roundup: Soccer-Costa Rica counting on veterans and World Cup experience in Qatar; Cricket-Pakistan focusing on controllable in bid to reach T20 World Cup semis – Shadab and more
Staff, 2022-11-03 23:57:45,
Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Soccer-Costa Rica counting on veterans and World Cup experience in Qatar
Costa Rica were the last team to qualify for the World Cup but the Central American side will travel to Qatar hoping to avoid making a swift exit like they did in Russia four years ago. Playing in their sixth World Cup, Costa Rica are no longer minnows and Luis Fernando Suarez’s squad will be expected to do more than just make up the numbers in the 32-team tournament.
Cricket-Pakistan focusing on controllable in bid to reach T20 World Cup semis – Shadab
Pakistan’s focus on controlling “the controllable things” helped them keep their faint hopes of reaching the Twenty20 World Cup semi-finals alive with a 33-run victory over South Africa on Thursday, all-rounder Shadab Khan said. Pakistan posted 185 for nine against South Africa following spectacular half-centuries from Iftikhar Ahmed and Shadab.
Soccer Veteran Navas still Costa Rica’s number one despite the limited game time
Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas’s preparations for the World Cup have been far from ideal without any appearances so far for Paris St Germain this season but the national side’s captain is the first name on coach Luis Fernando Suarez’s teamsheet. Navas has fallen down the pecking order at PSG after the arrival of Gianluigi Donnarumma while injury kept him out of the team when he was expected to take over from the Italy number one in the Champions League.
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