Keylor Navas will play for Costa Rica against Spain at the World Cup, 162 days after his last match

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Keylor Navas will play for Costa Rica against Spain at the World Cup, 162 days after his last match

Now barred in club by the Italian Gianluigi Donnarumma, his twelve-year-old junior, Navas (36 years old on December 15) has not taken part in any of the twenty-two matches already played by Paris-SG this season. His last competitive outing dates back to June 14, during the last intercontinental play-off at this World Cup (North America-Oceania) between Costa Rica and New Zealand (1-0). The Parisian then did not participate in any of the Ticos’ three preparation matches (two in September, the third on November 10 against Nigeria, 2-0). So that he will have remained 162 days without playing.

That doesn’t worry Ronald Gomez, assistant to Colombia coach Luis Suarez: “Keylor trained every day at his club at a very good level. He is very good and he remains one of the best goalkeepers in the world. » His forced unemployment also does not worry his teammate Bryan Oviedo, left side of Salt Lake (United States). “It is not the first time that Keylor has had to face a situation like this. We see that he trains at 100% and if he does not play, it is not because of his performance. It’s because of something else. I trust. As the opportunity to play again presents itself, he will be at his best”.

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