The Chile vs Costa Rica international friendly will be played this Wednesday, January 22, 2014 (4:00 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Francisco Sanchez Rumoroso. The match to be held in Coquimbo, Chile will be the first friendly by either side in their preparation for this summer’s Brazil 2014 World Cup.
The friendly between ‘La Roja’ and ‘Ticos’ is of high significance as it begins an important period of preparation for the world’s most important competition. While neither side has their best roster available, this match will allow both coaches to test those players which are fighting for a spot in the World Cup roster.
In the FIFA groups draw last December, both sides were placed in arguable 2 of the 3 most difficult groups in the World Cup. Chile was put in Group B along Spain, Netherlands, and Australia. Meanwhile, Costa Rica was drawn in Group D with Uruguay, England, and Italy. Wednesday’s match will begin an arduous process in what will ultimately be a difficult Brazil 2014 for each national team.
Chile vs Costa Rica Prediction
The Chile vs Costa Rica friendly will be a good match between two ‘B’ teams in World Cup preparation. As the home team, Chile is the favorite to win the game, but in this match the score is of little significance. Both coaches will use all the subs available to them in order to begin drawing conclusions for the players which will be in June’s roster.
The friendly in Coquimbo will be intense in the first 45 minutes, but as more subs are used, the lesser quality will be played. The Chile vs Costa Rica match will end in a 3-1 win for ‘La Roja’.
Chile vs Costa Rica TV Schedule
The Chile vs Costa Rica match will not be televised in the USA. However, the match will be shown on REPRETEL (Costa Rica) and CDF (Chile).
Chile 4-0 Costa Rica Highlights
The Chile vs Costa Rica video highlights are located below the article title.