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Joel Campbell | Forward

Team: Arsenal
Age / DOB:  (22) / 6/26/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 154

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Costa Rica were eliminated in the quarter-finals of the World Cup after losing 4-3 to the Netherlands in a penalty shootout.
Costa Rica played well in this World Cup but were simply outmatched by the European side. The Netherlands dominated possession and created danger but were rejected by Keylor Navas over and over again. At the end, the Dutch penalty takers were pure class and didn't miss a single penalty. Costa Rica go home proud after having exceeded all expectations in coming out of group D that features heavyweights Italy, Uruguay, and England. Jul 5 - 7:10 PM
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Costa Rica Starting XI vs Netherlands: Navas, Acosta, Gonzalez, Umana, Borges, Bolanos, Campbell, Ruiz (c), Diaz, Gamboa, Tejeda.

Arsenal's Joel Campbell leads Costa Rica in a World Cup Quarter-Finals match against the Netherlands. Costa Rica go in as the underdogs here and are facing unlikely odds in defeating the Netherlands. They will need a big game from Bryan Ruiz and Campbell if they are to advance.
Source: FIFA
Jul 5 - 2:54 PM

Costa Rica defeated Greece 5-3 on penalties in the World Cup round of 16.

Costa Rica went up 1-0 in the second half on a nice Bryan Ruiz goal but were shortly after reduced to 10 men after Oscar Duarte was sent off. They defended for their lives but Socratis Papastathopoulos equalized in the 90th minute to send the game into extra time. Costa Rica defended successfully for 30 minutes to push the match to penalties. In penalties, every kick was successful until Gekas missed Greece's fourth penalty. Michael Umana then slotted home to win it for Costa Rica. They go on to face the Netherlands in the quarter-finals; Greece are eliminated.
Source: FIFA
Jun 29 - 7:06 PM

Costa Rica Starting XI: Navas, Gonzalez, Umana, Borges, Duarte, Bolanos, Campbell, Ruiz (c), Diaz, Gamboa, Tejeda.

Arsenal player Joel Campbell leads Costa Rica against Greece tonight. The 24 year old was subbed out early in Costa Rica's last match in order to be rested for this game so expect him to be active early and often. He will look to celebrate his birthday three days late with a win and a place in the quarter finals.
Source: FIFA
Jun 29 - 2:56 PM

Arsenal player Joel Campbell was quiet in Costa Rica's 0-0 draw against England.

Costa Rica just needed a draw to ensure they won their group and they got it without much sweat. Campbell played 65 minutes, getting subbed out early to ensure he is healthy and rested ahead of Costa Rica's match in the next round. By winning group D, Costa Rica will be facing the runner-up of group C, which will be decided in today's later matches. Campbell has been a bright spot for Costa Rica this World Cup and it will be interesting to see if Arsenal keep him or loan him out once again.
Source: FIFA
Jun 24 - 3:01 PM

Costa Rica Starting XI vs England: Navas, Gonzalez, Borges, Duarte, Campbell, Ruiz (c), Brenes, Diaz, Gamboa, Tejeda, Miller.

Costa Rica has chosen to start their best players despite already qualifying for the next round in an attempt to guarantee themselves the top spot. They face a mediocre England squad that is starting 11 players that haven't played with each other often.
Source: FIFA
Jun 24 - 10:49 AM

Joel Campbell and his Costa Rica side upset Italy 1-0 in their second group match of the World Cup.

Italy came in as the favorites to win this one but Costa Rica played a very balanced match to pull off a 1-0 win. They pressured Italy on the ball and were well organized defensively, successfully containing Mario Balotelli and Andrea Pirlo. Joel Campbell was robbed of a penalty in the first half but a minute later Bryan Ruiz scored on a great header to give Costa Rica the deserved lead. The CONCACAF team pulled back in the second half, defending and not allowing Italy to create any danger. An overall deserved victory for a good team that is now guaranteed a spot in the next round.
Source: FIFA
Jun 20 - 2:00 PM

italy Starting XI: Buffon, Chiellini, Darmian, Motta, Candreva, Abate, Marchisio, Balotelli, Barzagli, De Rossi, Pirlo.

Goalkeeper Buffon returns to action after missing Italy's first match. The Italians were able to win without him so they are in a prime position to make it to the next round with a win here or in their final game.
Source: ESPN
Jun 20 - 11:03 AM

Costa Rica Starting XI: Navas; Umana, Duarte, Gonzalez, Gamboa, Diaz; Borges, Bolanos, Tejeda; Ruiz; Campbell.

Joel Campbell leads Costa Rica against Italy in an attempt to guarantee themselves a spot in the round of 16.
Source: Squawka
Jun 20 - 11:00 AM

Joel Campbell scored a goal and assisted to lead Costa Rica on the way to a 3-1 win over Uruguay.

Campbell played an amazing match, scoring a powerful shot to tie the game and turn it on its back. He later played a brilliant ball to assist Costa Rica's third and final goal. Campbell was amazing from start to finish and was Costa Rica's leader the entire way. The other goals for the underdogs came from O. Duarte and M. Urena. Edinson Cavani scored for Uruguay. Costa Rica earned a valuable three points and they will try to cause more upsets when they see England and Italy later in the tournament. Italy meet England later today in the second match of this group.
Source: FIFA
Jun 14 - 5:03 PM

Arsenal forward Joel Campbell, on loan at Olympiakos, scored a demoralizing second goal against Manchester United in today's Champions League match.

Arsenal supporters will take some joy from the fact that one of their players finally scored against Manchester United this season. That's the upside. The downside is that the player in question was on loan to another club and couldn't contribute to an Arsenal win against the Red Devils. Still, with Arsenal looking for attacking options over the summer, Campbell reminded the team that he is worth considering even if he isn't the big name that supporters are hoping for.
Feb 25 - 4:50 PM