This will be the first ever match between Costa Rica and Greece. Savvy fantasy football players will have loaded their teams loaded up with Costa Rican defenders – but the Greeks may spring a surprise and score their fifth ever World Cup goal.
This is the second time Costa Rica have reached the knockout stages of the World Cup (in 1990 they were knocked out at this stage by Czechoslovakia) – for Greece it is their first.Costa Rica have only let in one goal so far in this World Cup (a penalty) whilst Greece have only scored 2 (and only 4 in World Cup history).Greece have won just 2 out of their 9 World Cup games (v Nigeria and Ivory Coast).Greece are the only nation who made it through to the last 16 with a negative goal difference (-2).
The Team Base Camps for all 32 teams to have qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil were announcedhttp://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/newsid=2267880/ on Friday.
Here is the complete list:
Belgium: Mogi das Cruzes
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Guaruja
Chile: Belo Horizonte
Cote Ivoire: Aguas de Lindoia
Costa Rica: Santos
Croatia: Mata de Sao Joao
England: Rio de Janeiro
France: Ribeirao Preto
Germany: Santa Cruz Cabralia
Honduras: Porto Feliz
APOEL Nicosia have become the first Cypriot team to reach the quarter-finals of any European competition after beating Lyon 4-3 on penalties (1-1 on aggregate) to qualify for the last eight of the Champions League.
APOEL means Athletikos Podosferikos Omilos Ellinon Lefkosias or Athletic Football Club of Greeks of NicosiaThey have been the champions in Cyprus 21 timesTheir current team includes ten different nationalitiesTheir average home attendance so far this season at the 22,859-capacity GSP Stadium is 9,418Their record signing (Ailton) cost £800,000This is only the second time they’ve reached the group stages of the Champions League.They finished bottom of Group D in 2009-10 behind Chelsea, Porto and Atletico MadridThis season’s Champions
Updated 8th March 2012 at 09:44 AM by 11v11