Costa Rica makes 2 changes for Greece in World Cup
RECIFE, Brazil (AP) Costa Rica made two changes for the World Cup second-round game against Greece on Sunday, bringing defender Michael Umana and winger Christian Bolanos back into the starting lineup after they were rested for the final group match against England.
Costa Rica will again be led up front by Joel Campbell and captain Bryan Ruiz as the Central Americans seek a place in the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time.
Greece goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis was fit to start after he struggled with a back problem in the buildup to the game at Arena Pernambuco in Recife. Midfielder Andreas Samaris is promoted to the Greece starting 11 after scoring against Ivory Coast in their group decider, when the Greeks scraped through to the second round with an injury-time penalty.
One of the two countries will make the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time.
Costa Rica: Keylor Navas; Giancarlo Gonzalez, Michael Umana, Oscar Duarte, Junior Diaz, Cristian Gamboa; Celso Borges, Christian Bolanos, Yeltsin Tejeda; Joel Campbell, Bryan Ruiz.
Greece: Orestis Karnezis; Kostas Manolas, Vasileios Torosidis, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Jose Holebas; Andreas Samaris, Lazaros Christodoulopoulos, Giorgos Karagounis, Giannis Maniatis; Georgios Samaras, Dimitris Salpingidis.