Team Costa Rica
At the last world Cup in Brazil, this team managed to surprise even seasoned fans and respected bookmakers. Team Costa Rica unexpectedly reached the quarter-finals, taking first place in the group with Uruguay, England and Italy. In the eighth team from South America defeated the Greeks. But the next stage it still lost to the Netherlands, which eventually took third place.
Of course, the national team of Costa Rica wants to at least repeat the success of four years ago. But for this she will have to fight with such opponents as the Swiss, Serbians and Brazilians. So the South Americans just need to win the balkanites in order to approach the matches with the favorites of the group in a good mood.
"White eagles" are not frequent participants in major European and world tournaments. But at the 2018 world Cup they made it pretty confidently, leaving behind teams from Wales, Ireland, Austria, Georgia and Moldova. So unyielding Serbs will be able to deliver troubles to the more experienced competitors for an exit from group E.
Both teams are widely regarded as outsiders in the fight for the release of the Quartet with the Swiss and Brazilians. However this is still too early to write off. And in the first match of group E will be decided a lot. At least one of the two not strong teams will leave themselves more chances to qualify for the playoffs. And our forecast – P1. After all, the team from Costa Rica current generation knows how to deal with the strongest teams.