The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Iain Macintosh, a reporter for ESPN, analyzed Costa Rica’s victories in Brazil.  Macintosh is straightforward to recognize the talent of the National Team and coach Jorge Luis Pinto, as well as assess the hard work leading them to the second round.

“Costa Rica deserves praise,” Macintosh says, ensuring that their wins were obtained only the fruit of their own labor, not by chance, luck or through the misfortune of others.

“The win of Costa Rica (against Italy) made major championship history. The collapse of Spain was an epic tale of a tragic decline; this is the material that inspiring legends are built. The selection of Costa Rica 1990 reached the second round of the World Cup, defeating Scotland and Sweden. The 2014 squad that defeated both Italy and Uruguay and to be honest, their likely to do the same with England,” says the author.

Macintosh said that neither Oscar Washington Tabarez or Cesare Prandelli can claim they were victims of “bad timing” but must acknowledge that the result of both parties is what happens when a team faces a better one. 

“They (Costa Rica) are bold in the counterattack, and they know when the time is right to strike. They are in the second round on merit and watching their virtual opponents, only Colombia represents a problem for them,” he predicted.

He pointed out that Pinto is an example of what can be achieved when you don’t listen to the opinions of others, concluding, “And I suspect they have not finished yet.”

Yes, no doubt, this suspicion of ESPN commentator is well-put: Sele is not over yet.

The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

San Jose, Costa Rica