The Central Americans were the surprise package of the 2014 World Cup, beating Italy and Uruguay to progress to the quarter finals. Their run was finally halted by 2010 finalists Holland and they will hope for a repeat in Russia.
Our unique algorithm has predicted the Costa Rica side it believes will start the game.
Football Whispers uses data to predict teams’ starting XIs, taking into account injuries, suspensions, the statistical likelihood of a player being selected, the competition the match is in, players’ previous performances and the opponent’s style.
And you can also give it a go yourself. Just click ‘create your own’ on the line-up at the top of the page and pick your ideal XI for the game. You can also see each player’s stats once you’ve selected them.
When you’re happy with your team, press confirm and you’ll be able to share it with your friends via social media.