Keylor Navas will play his third World Cup with the Costa Rican team, with the aim of achieving a great performance in Qatar 2022 and trying to overcome the role they had in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Keylor Navas will turn 36 on December 15 and may Qatar be their last World Cup. The Brazil World Cup 2014 validated him as one of the best goalkeepers in the tournament, with 91.3% saves, according to FIFA statistics. There Navas played in five games against Uruguay, Italy, England, Greece and the Netherlands, where he only conceded two goals. In that version, Costa Rica it reached the quarterfinals and they left undefeated.
Keylor Navas’ performance in Brazil led him to sign for the real Madridwhere he won three consecutive times the Champions League. During the five years that he defended the goal of the meringues, he became one of the protagonists of Zinedine Zidane’s successful first cycle as Madrid coach.
He is currently a player of Paris Saint-Germain, where he has a contract until June 30, 2024, which could mean that at 37 he retires from football, or at least leaves Europe. Of course, during this last campaign in the French team, the goalkeeper has not been regular and has been a substitute for Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Navas’ last chance
On the other hand, the Qatar World Cup 2022 It is probably the last of the Costa Rican. It is the third World Cup for Navas and the sixth for the selection of Costa Rica. Despite the fact that they were left in a group with top rivals, Navas will seek to say goodbye to his team in the best possible way and he is, without a doubt, one of the pillars of the Ticos.
“We are calm. It is normal for people to say that Germany and Spain will go through history, that they are stronger teams. But all the games have to be played and we have a very nice group, with enthusiasm and we are going to try with clear objectives. Our goal is to go through the round and keep going. We want to make a great story for Costa Rica”, expressed the goalkeeper for Radio Marca.
Costa Rica composes the Group E and will debut in the World Cup in Qatar this Wednesday against Spain, at the Al Thumama stadium at 1:00 p.m. in Chile. Later, on November 27, he will face Japan and on December 1 they will close the group stage against Germany.