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From Costa Rica with love: Johnny Acosta's journey from the World Cup to East Bengal

Johnny Acosta starred for Costa Rica in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, he will now look to take East Bengal to glory in the I-league.
Johnny Acosta represented Costa Rica at both the 2014 and 2018 World Cups.

As first impressions go, Johnny Acosta says he was more amused than annoyed at his initial glimpse of the chaos of Indian football.

As I-League giants East Bengal's premier signing of the season, Acosta, who had played as a defender for Costa Rica at the 2018 World Cup, was being paraded at a press conference in Kolkata in August but the ceremony hit a hitch. One that they might have been expected to plan for. Acosta is a Spanish speaker but with no translator arranged, the event quickly descended...