The Ticos, Costa Rica’s national football team, have unquestionably been one of the World Cup’s most pleasant surprises so far.
Few thought they would get so far, especially against World Cup champions like England, Italy and Uruguay. Then they beat Greece to advance to the quarter-finals.
Without question, the star has been their goalkeeper, Keylor Navas. What’s his secret? Saving hard-hit tennis balls hit by World No. 33 ranked tennis player, Spain’s Pablo Andújar Alba.