10 interesting stats ahead of Uruguay vs Costa Rica

0 – Uruguay reserve goalkeeper Rodrigo Muñoz is one of 10 players at the World Cup not to have a made a single senior international appearance. Only Australia’s Bailey Wright is an outfield player amongst these uncapped players.

1 – Sebastián Coates is the only player in the Uruguay squad to have played in the country’s national league last season. He was on loan at Nacional for a couple of months from English Premier League side Liverpool.

3 – Costa Rica have lost all three of their previous World Cup meetings with South American nations. They were beaten 3-0 by Ecuador in 2006, 5-2 to Brazil in 2002 and 1-0 to Brazil in 1990.

3 – Costa Rica head coach Jorge Luis Pinto is one of three Colombians in charge of a nation at the 2014 World Cup. Only Germans (4) are more represented.

4 – Costa Rica have lost their last four matches at World Cups, conceding 14 goals in the process.

11 – Luis Suárez was the top scorer in South American qualifying with 11 goals.

28 – With an average age of 28 years 200 days, only Argentina (28 years 336 days) have an older squad than Uruguay.

1149 – Only Spain (1,391) enter the 2014 World Cup with more international caps than the 23-man Uruguay squad (1,149).

1950 – Uruguay won the only previous World Cup held in Brazil, beating the hosts 2-1 in the 1950 final.

2006 – Uruguay head coach Óscar Tabárez is the longest-serving coach at the 2014 World Cup, taking charge of his nation back in 2006. He guided Uruguay to a fourth-place finish four years ago in South Africa and won the Copa América the following summer.