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Costa Rica's Simoes lays down the law
by Paul Kennedy, October 8th, 2009 6:45AM

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[WORLD CUP 2010 QUALIFYING] New Costa Rica coach Rene Simoes is relying on experience for the Ticos' must-win World Cup qualifier against Trinidad & Tobago on Saturday at Saprissa Stadium (TV: Gol TV, live, 10 pm ET).

He brought defender Luis Marin, captain of Costa Rica's last two World Cup teams, out of international retirement and called up 35-year-old Rolando Fonseca, the Ticos' all-time leading scorer.

No longer with the team is 30-year-old defender Gilberto Martinez, whom Simoes kicked out of training camp.

Simoes dropped the Italian-based Gilberto Martinez, reportedly for spending Sunday night at a beach hotel without Simoes' permission.

Simoes was brought in to coach the Ticos after they lost their last three Hexagonal qualifiers and dropped from first place to fourth with two games to play.

On the other hand, T&T coach Russell Latapy put an accent on youth, calling in four players from the T&T team that competed at the Under-20 World Cup in Egypt.

Costa Rica Roster:
Goalkeepers:  Keylor Navas (Saprissa), Adrian de Lemus (Herediano), Ricardo Gonzalez (Herediano)
Defenders: Michael Umana (Liberia), Dennis Marshall (Aalborg BK, DEN), Cristian Montero (Herediano), Junior Diaz (Wisla Krakow, POL), Pablo Herrera (Aalesunds, NOR), Roy Myrie (Gent, BEL),  Leonardo Gonzalez (Seattle Sounders), Oscar Seravalli (Cartagines), Luis Marin (Alajuelense)
Midfielders: Christian Oviedo (Alajuelense), Walter Centeno (Saprissa), Armando Alonso (Saprissa), Esteban Sirias (Liberia), Celso Borges (Fredrikstad, NOR), Douglas Sequeira (Saprissa), Michael Barrantes (Saprissa).
Forwards:  Randall Azofeifa (Gent, BEL), Rolando Fonseca (Comunicaciones, GUA), Froylan Ledezma (Admira, AUT), Alvaro Saborio (Bristol City, ENG), Cristian Bolanos (IK Start, NOR), Bryan Ruiz (Twente, NED), Victor Nunez (Liberia).

Costa Rica Roster:
Goalkeepers:  Marvin Phillip (W. Connection), Jan Michael Williams (W. Connection), Glenroy Samuel (United Petrotrin).
Defenders: Robert Primus (San Juan Jabloteh), Kern Cupid (W. Connection), Radanfah Abu Bakr (Swansea, WAL), Jlloyd Samuel (Bolton Wanderers, ENG), Dennis Lawrence (San Juan Jabloteh), Julius James (D.C. United).
Midfielders: Jake Thomson (Southampton, ENG), Trent Noel (Joe Public FC), Densill Theobald (Caledonia AIA), Leston Paul (Joe Public), Keon Daniel (Caledonia AIA), Hughton Hector (W. Connection), 1Carlos Edwards (Ipswich Town, ENG), Hayden Tinto (Joe Public FC).
Forwards: Kerry Baptiste (Joe Public FC), Devon Jorsling (Defence Force), Bobby Zamora (Fulham, ENG), Jason Scotland (Wigan, ENG), Kenwyne Jones (Sunderland, ENG).

 

 



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