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Father: Joel Campbell will "damage" England

Joel Campbell of Costa Rica celebrates scoring his team's first goal with the ball under his jersey as teammates Oscar Duarte and Michael Umana run on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and Costa Rica at Castelao on June 1
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Joel Campbell's father says that his son is capable of causing "damage" to England ahead of their clash with Costa Rica on Monday.

The father of Costa Rica striker Joel Campbell has warned England that his son will "damage" them when the sides meet in the World Cup on Tuesday.

The young Arsenal forward played a starring role in helping his nation defy the odds to beat Uruguay in their opening Group D encounter on Saturday evening, scoring once and bagging an assist.

Now, Humberto Campbell is convinced that his son will enhance his burgeoning reputation against the Three Lions and wreak similar havoc against Roy Hodgson's side next week.

"If Costa Rica come out with the personality I know the team has, then I know they – and Joel – can damage England," he is quoted as saying by The Mirror.

"I know England are not better. If they are ­confident to just go and show what they can do, they will beat England.

"My country is small – just a few million people – and people pretty much ignore us. But if my son was Brazilian, for example, he would be famous around the world."

Campbell is poised to face Italy tomorrow.

Next week's encounter kicks off at 5pm.

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