With Costa Rica up against Uruguay, Italy and England in Group D, not many are predicting Costa Rica to even qualify out of the group in Brazil.
They seemingly face a struggle just to avoid finishing bottom of the group and may just end up with the unwanted accolade of the team to concede the most goals of the 2014 World Cup.
HOW COSTA RICA GOT TO THE 2014 WORLD CUP
After getting a bye to the CONCACAF Qualifying Third Round, Costa Rica progressed in second place of Group B behind Mexico.
However, they upped their game in the Fourth Round. A haul of 18 points saw them end up as runners-up behind the United States, to claim the second of three automatic qualification spots - seven points ahead of Third Round tormentors Mexico, whose fourth place finish saw them enter a Playoff.
COSTA RICA MANAGER AND TRACK RECORD
After failing to qualify for the 2010 World Cup with Columbia, Jorge Luis Pinto has succeeded with returning Costa Rica into the tournament - after they also sat out four years ago.
Achieving their best finish with a Second Round spot in their first World Cup in 1990, Costa Rica then participated in the Group Stage of back-to-back World Cups - in 2002 and 2006 - before missing out on a trip to South Africa.
COSTA RICA KEY PLAYER
Taking the responsibility of being their main creative output as well as the Costa Rican captain, Bryan Ruiz will need to work on his consistancy if Costa Rica are to do anything in Brazil.
Often culpable of drifting in and out of games, Ruiz - who has 12 goals in 61 International appearances - needs to find some more of the rare glimpses of real quality he has shown while at Fulham.
After being sent out on loan to PSV Eindhoven for the second of this season, Costa Rica will hope Ruiz is motivated to prove a point to his parent club on the biggest stage in football.
COSTA RICA 2014 WORLD CUP BETTING TIP
After facing an almost impossible task with three former winners to contend with, Costa Rica are sure to be the Group D whipping boys.
For that reason, Costa Rica are surely in with a good shout of being the team to concede the most goals this summer.
COSTA RICA 2014 WORLD CUP SQUAD
Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas, Patrick Pemberton, Daniel Cambronero, Esteban Alvarado.
Defenders: Johnny Acosta, Giancarlo Gonzalez, Michael Umana, Oscar Duarte, Waylon Francis, Heiner Mora, Junior Diaz, Christian Gamboa, Roy Miller, Kendall Waston.
Midfielders: Celso Borges, Christian Bolanos, Esteban Granados, Michael Barrantes, Yeltsin Tejeda, Diego Calvo, Jose Miguel Cubero, Carlos Hernandez, Ariel Rodriguez, Hansell Arauz.
Forwards: Alvaro Saborio, Bryan Ruiz, Joel Campbell, Randall Brenes, Marco Urena, Jairo Arrieta.