Date: July 17, 2021
Time: 6:00 AM (IST)
Venue: Exploria Stadium, Florida
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The stage is set for another exciting encounter in Gold Cup as Costa Rica lock horns with Suriname in Group C. Costa Rica will start as heavy favourites as they come into this contest on the back of an impressive 3-1 win over Guadeloupe. On the other hand, Suriname succumbed to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Jamaica and will have to pull a rabbit out of the hat to come away with any points against Costa Rica in this match.
There are no injury concerns for Suriname as they have a fully-fit roster for the game against Costa Rica. Manager Dean Gorre can produce one change in the playing XI that started against Jamaica with midfielder Ivenzo Comvalius expected to get the nod ahead of Diego Biseswar.
Costa Rica put on a spectacular show in the previous match and manager Luis Fernando Suarez would not want to tinker with the starting XI. Jose Guillermo Ortiz is slated to keep his place in the side as the striker with Alonso Martinez expected to start from bench.
Talking about goalkeepers, Leonel Moreira should be the ideal choice as Costa Rica are expected to keep a clean sheet against Suriname. While Ryan Donk and Kelvin Leerdam could be good choices in the defensive department, Keysher Fuller could prove to be the X-Factor with his runs down the right flank. All eyes will be on veteran Bryan Ruiz who will look to make some impact in the centre of the field in this contest. Ariel Lassiter will also be high on confidence after scoring a goal in the last match.
Among the forwards, Joel Campbell is an ideal choice for captain/vice-captain considering he registered a goal and an assist against Guadeloupe and looked in good touch. Gleofilo Vlijter and Jose Guillermo Ortiz could also come up with some vital contributions in this match.
People's pick for Fantasy:
Probable Starting XI:
Warner Hahn; Ridgeciano Haps, Ryan Donk, Dion Malone, Sean Klaiber; Kelvin Leerdam, Sheraldo Becker, Sersinho Eduard; Florian Jozefzoon, Gleofilo Vlijter, Ivenzo Comvalius
Leonel Moreira; Keysher Fuller, Giancarlo Gonzalez, Francisco Calvo, Ronald Matarrita; Celso Borges, David Guzman; Bryan Ruiz, Joel Campbell, Ariel Lassiter; Jose Guillermo Ortiz
Goalkeepers: Leonel Moreira, Warner Hahn
Defenders: Ryan Donk, Kelvin Leerdam, Keysher Fuller, Francisco Calvo, Sean Klaiber
Midfielders: Bryan Ruiz, Ariel Lassiter, Ivenzo Comvalius, Sheraldo Becker
Forwards: Joel Campbell, Jose Guillermo Ortiz, Gleofilo Vlijter
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