Costa Rica coach Suarez hopes to be in the round of 16 before the clash with Germany. He explains why his goalkeeper Navas plays the leading role, why he believes in the power of listening – and in giving players more freedom of choice.
On Wednesday, promises Luis Fernando Suárez, national coach of since June 2021 Costa Rica, he will wear his red high-top sneakers again. This is neither a question of personal superstition, nor does it have an advertising background: “My players want it that way. I could stand naked on the sidelines, it doesn’t matter – but not without my red sneakers!”