Keylor Navas has been left out of the Costa Rica squad for the friendlies against South Korea and Japan as he focuses on his battle to be No. 1 goalkeeper at Real Madrid.
Navas, 31, faces competition from summer signing Thibaut Courtois at the Bernabeu but coach Julen Lopetegui picked him for both Madrid's wins in La Liga this season and saw him keep two clean sheets.
Lopetegui indicated recently that he could opt to rotate his two keepers for Champions League and domestic matches.
"We have spoken...