26/08/2011
Costa Rican National team: three friendlies in Cuba

Paco Araujo (Photo courtesy: Costa Rican FA)
by Luca Ranocchiari - Futsalplanet.com editor

Once upon a time he was a Division De Honor player, wearing the prestigious shirt of Barcelona, El Pozo, Martorell, Alcantarilla, Cartagena, Astorga, Burela, Andorra. Then, some more season in Division de Plata and finally that impressive trayectoria deportiva came to an end but, you know, there are always new challenges for sport men. And Paco Araujo sat on the bench of the primera nacional A club Can Tito Vilanova del Cami, beginning his life as a futsal coach. Japan (Sharks in the Kanto competition and Stellamigo in F League), Costa Rica (Paraiso Futsal), Hungary (Raba Eto) and Costa Rica again, turning into the new national team coach of the CONCACAF nation. "Paquito" and his players are now working hard in the hope to take Costa Rica again in a World Cup final stage, with this purpose three friendlies in Havana, Cuba, have been scheduled in September. The Kid Chocolate hall will host all games (Sept. 14, 15 and 16 at 17 local time) against the Cuban opponent. Below have a look at the 19 players selected by the Costa Rican head coach Paco Araujo


Costa Rican National Team - Players List


Goalkeepers


Daniel Quiros Solano (20 yrs - Paraiso Futsal)

(Photo courtesy: Costa Rican FA)


Bryant Delgado Cairol (25 yrs - Fortuna Desamparados)

(Photo courtesy: Costa Rican FA)


Alvaro Santamaria Gonzalez (23 yrs - Barrio Peralta)

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Justin Wallace Ballesteros (26 yrs - Barrio Peralta)

(Photo courtesy: Costa Rican FA)


Alfred Lowe Hidalgo (22 yrs - Borussia)

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Defenders/Cierres


Victor Fonseca Fonseca (18 yrs - Botica Internacional)

(Photo courtesy: Costa Rican FA)


Saulo Cervantes Solano (24 yrs - Paraiso Futsal)

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Michael Marin Picado (28 yrs - Botica Internacional)

(Photo courtesy: Costa Rican FA)



Flank-Defender/Ala-Cierre


Alejandro Paniagua Salazar (25 yrs - Barrio Peralta)

(Photo courtesy: Costa Rican FA)



Flanks/Alas


Jose Antonio Guevara Estrada (20 yrs - Barrio Peralta)

(Photo courtesy: Costa Rican FA)


Jorge Villalobos Rosales (19 yrs - UCR)

(Photo courtesy: Costa Rican FA)


Gilberth Garro Gonzalez (21 yrs - Barrio Peralta)

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Marco Lopez Bogantes (22 yrs - Borussia)

(Photo courtesy: Costa Rican FA)


Henry Arias Chavez (26 yrs - Trinidad de Moravia)

(Photo courtesy: Costa Rican FA)


Daniel Carrera Garcia (22 yrs - Fortuna Desamparados)

(Photo courtesy: Costa Rican FA)



Pivots


Victor Valerin Sanchez (21 yrs - Paraiso Futsal)

(Photo courtesy: Costa Rican FA)


Erick Brenes Gomez (21 yrs - Paraiso)

(Photo courtesy: Costa Rican FA)


Johan Miranda Lara (19 yrs - Coronado)

(Photo courtesy: Costa Rican FA)


Diego Vargaz Gonzalez (19 yrs - Orotina)

(Photo courtesy: Costa Rican FA)



Head Coach: Francisco Javier Araujo Fernandez "Paco Araujo


(Photo courtesy: Costa Rican FA)



Costa Rican National team (Photo courtesy: Costa Rican FA)

(Photo courtesy: Costa Rican FA)


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