Having missed out on Brazil 2014, this is Francisco Calvo's first FIFA World Cup™. A left-footed centre-back blessed with pace and first-rate tactical awareness, he can also play at full-back and is good going forward too, possessing a keen nose for goal. He was captain at former club Deportivo Saprissa, and carries out the same role at his current side, MLS outfit Minnesota United, where he has been for the last two years.
Calvo was a regular member of the Costa Rica squad en route to the Russia 2018 and played in six of the team's ten games in the hexagonal qualifying stage, scoring a crucial goal at home to Trinidad and Tobago. Furthermore, he was a member of the *Ticos' *ensemble that reached the Round of 16 at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Colombia 2011.