Keylor Navaswas spectacular for Costa Rica. Source: AFP
Keylor Navaswas spectacular for Costa Rica. Source: AFP

COSTA RICA NEWS – FoxSports rates Costa Rica and Germany as the two big winners of the World Cup 2014. Both teams got the highest score, A+++, of the 32 teams participating in the month long even in Brazil.

They came, they saw, they conquered, they failed, they surprised, they entertained, they sent us to sleep, they showed potential for the future, they need to go back to the drawing board,” declares FoxSports.

In their World Cup report card for all 32 teams, the Fox says “for some, the negative far outweighed any tangible gains. Others though can hold their heads high and feel comfortable in their achievements or style of play.”

This is what Fox had to say about Costa Rica:

Grading:  A+++

Results: beat Uruguay 3-1, beat Italy 1-0, drew 0-0 with England, beat Greece 1-1 (5-3 on penalties), lost to the Netherlands 0-0 (4-3 on penalties) in quarter-final

Goals scored: 5

Goals conceded: 2

Stars performers: Keylor Navas, Bryan Ruiz, Joel Campbell

In a nutshell: they showed that team passion and commitment to the cause can outweigh any superstar individual input. Considered unlikely to even pick up a point from their group, they defied the naysayers to finish top and then held their nerve to beat Greece in a tense round of 16 clash. They then held their own against mighty Dutch in the quarter-finals. Fantastic effort that has made the world stand up and take notice od central American football.

 

The complete scored card

  • Germany    A+++
  • Costa Rica    A+++
  • Colombia    A+
  • The Netherlands    A+
  • Argentina    A
  • Alegeria    A
  • Chile    A-
  • Mexico    A-
  • France   B+
  • Greece    B
  • Iran    B
  • Belgium    B-
  • Bosnia    B-
  • Ecuador    B-
  • Switzerland    B-
  • United States    B-
  • Brazil    C
  • Ghana    C
  • Nigeria    C
  • Uruguay    C
  • Australia    C-
  • Croatia    D
  • Ivory Coast    D
  • Italy    D
  • Japan    D-
  • Portugal     E
  • Honduras    E
  • England    F
  • Spain    F
  • Russia    F
  • South Korea    F
  • Cameroon    G