Santos (Brazil), June 23 (IANS/EFE) Costa Rica coach Jorge Luis Pinto said all his players and himself can undergo drug tests referring to the seven who were ordered by FIFA to take tests following their 1-0 win over Italy in the World Cup.
FIFA tweeted that the tests were just a routine procedure, reports EFE.
Clarification on drug test to Costa Rica: Two players tested as part of the normal procedure after game. Five other players from Costa Rica conducted routine monitoring of pre-competition doping, FIFA said.
Bryan Ruiz, who scored the winner against Italy, underwent the test along with goalkeeper Keylor Navas, midfielders Michael Barrantes, Celso Borges, Christian Bolaños, Marco Urena and Diego Calvo. Only two Italian players underwent the test.
Costa Rica have already qualified for the Round of 16 from Group D after beating former winners Uruguay 3-1 and Italy 1-0. They will take on England in their final and inconsequential tie at the Estádio Mineirão in Belo Horizonte Tuesday.