Alex McLeish began his second tenure as Scotland boss with an uninspiring 1-0 defeat by Costa Rica at Hampden Park.
An experimental home side who started with four debutants fell behind in the 14th minute when Marco Urena scored what proved to be the winner with a well-taken finish.
The expected raft of substitutions after the break led to a more disjointed game with Scotland huffing and puffing until the end.
The only previous meeting between the two countries was at the Italia 90 World Cup when...
England will face Costa Rica in their final World Cup warm-up game in June after Gareth Southgate handpicked the Central American nation as perfect preparation for the Russia 2018 clash against Panama in Nizhny Novgorod.
Costa Rica topped England's group at Brazil 2014, being held to a 0-0 draw by Roy Hodgson's team in Belo Horizonte, before suffering a penalty shootout elimination against the Netherlands in the quarterfinals.
And with England due to face World Cup debutants Panama in their second...