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Carlos Hernandez one of 7 FIA players named in Costa Rica WC squad

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Costa Rica coach Jorge Luis Pinto has named a 26-man squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil, with three names to be cut before the competition.

The Colombian has chosen Wellington Phoenix star Carlos Hernandez and six other FIA players in the squad including Captain Michael Umana (Saprissa), Goalkeeper Patrick Pemberton (Alajuelense), Michael Barrantes (Aalesund) and MLS stars Waylon Francis, Jairo Arieta (Columbus Crew) and Roy Miller (Red Bull New York).

Costa Rica will face England, Italy and Uruguay in Group D, with its first match against Uruguay in Fortaleza on 14 June.

The Ticos will also play pre-tournament friendlies against Japan on 2 June and Republic of Ireland four days later, both games in the United States.

Costa Rica squad:

Goalkeepers: Keilor Navas (Levante), Patrick Pemberton (Alajuelense), Daniel Cambronero (Herediano)

Defenders: Johnny Acosta (Alajuelense), Giancarlo Gonzalez (Columbus Crew), Michael Umana (Saprissa), Oscar Duarte (Brugge), Waylon Francis (Columbus Crew), Heiner Mora (Saprissa), Junior Diaz (Mainz), Christian Gamboa(Rosenborg), Roy Miller (Red Bull New York), Kendall Waston (Saprissa)

Midfielders: Celso Borges (AIK), Christian Bolanos (Copenhaguen), Oscar Esteban Granados (Herediano), Michael Barrantes (Aalesund), Yeltsin Tejeda (Saprissa), Diego Calvo (Valerenga), Jose Miguel Cubero (Herediano), Carlos Hernandez (Wellington Phoenix)

Forwards: Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake), Bryan Ruiz (PSV Eindhoven), Joel Campbell (Olympiacos), Randall Brenes (Cartagines), Marco Urena (Kuban Krasnodar)

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