On the 26th, the day before the match, the Costa Rica national team, who will face the Japanese national team in the second match of the first round at the World Cup Qatar Football Tournament, held an official training session in Doha.
Costa Rica, who are known for their solid defense and fast attacks, were unable to display their strengths in their first match against Spain in the first round, losing by a wide margin of 0-7.
On the 26th, ahead of their second match against Japan the next day, they held an official practice in Doha, and the first 15 minutes of the training session was shown to the press.
Under Coach Luis Fernando Suárez, the players and coaches gathered in a circle and practiced passing, and the coach gave instructions such as ``more powerful'' and ``faster''.
On the other hand, the goalkeepers didn't practice stopping shots, and Keylor Navas, who plays a key role in defense, made adjustments by playing mini-games using small goals.
Compared to the day after the team lost to Spain by a large margin, the team had regained a cheerful atmosphere, and the players were earnest and yelling as they practiced.
Japan vs. Costa Rica, the second match of the first league, will be played on the 27th at 1:00 pm local time and 7:00 pm Japan time at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium near Doha.