Fiji Time: 5:49 AM on Sunday 23 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

The biggest surprise

Thursday, July 03, 2014

SANTOS, Brazil - Costa Rica are the biggest surprise in the 2014 World Cup, and they want to extend their dream by sticking to what has taken them to the quarter-finals.

"We don't have to change anything," keeper Keylor Navas said in Santos.

"We will give our lives in one of the most beautiful games of our lives. We want to win it, and we have shown we have what it takes."

Costa Rica will on Sunday play their first ever World Cup quarter-final against the Netherlands in Salvador.

"The most important match now is the one against the Netherlands. We have made history. Football is about moments, and we don't know if we will ever again have a chance like this one," said defender Giancarlo Gonzalez.

Gonzalez noted the "Ticos" have already got through a group with Italy, England and Uruguay with two wins and one draw, before beating Greece in a penalty shootout in the last 16 stage.

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65020.6312
JPY 51.786748.7867
GBP 0.39950.3915
EUR 0.44950.4375
NZD 0.68980.6568
AUD 0.64760.6226
USD 0.49350.4765



Exchange Rate updated on 21st October, 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Under attack
  2. Rain floods tents
  3. Airline reforms
  4. Family loses battle to keep home
  5. Navua to be declared town by December
  6. 'Excellent' response
  7. Kava trade and retail
  8. FEA to pay out $1.325m bonus for 747 staff
  9. Wallabies bench Cooper, Naivalu named as Kerevi retains position
  10. PM looks ahead to Key meeting

Top Stories this Week

  1. Former flight attendant invests in farming business Wednesday (19 Oct)
  2. Calls for USP vice chancellor to step down Tuesday (18 Oct)
  3. A daughter's sacrifice Thursday (20 Oct)
  4. 'I heard Soko screaming in pain' Friday (21 Oct)
  5. Dad's cry for justice Tuesday (18 Oct)
  6. Rugby offer Monday (17 Oct)
  7. 'I never knew Soko' Thursday (20 Oct)
  8. Hero's welcome Wednesday (19 Oct)
  9. 18 workers on the run Tuesday (18 Oct)
  10. My heart cries out Monday (17 Oct)