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Costa Rica Looks to Exit World Cup With Win Against Switzerland

Though they failed to qualify for the 16 round, Costa Rica's national team is looking to leave the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia with a victory. Losing 1-0 to Serbia and 2-0 to Brazil in the first two games, Costa Rica, eliminated from...

La Sele ‘Full Strength’ In Wednesday’s Practive

Keylor Navas was part of the Costa Rican national team's practice on Wednesday, their first 'full strength' practice before the 2018 World Cup in Russia that starts on June 14. But before taking the field in Russia, La Sele will be playing friendlies with Northern...

Familiar Faces Look For Repeat of Brazil

Costa Rica's national team, "La Selección or Sele", were one of the major surprises of the 2014 World Cup and will head to Russia in 2018 with largely the same team of players after qualifying from the CONCACAF region. Little was expected of La Sele,...

Spain Brings Costa Rica Back To Reality

It was impossible not to spot a "Sele" jersey yesterday. Either red or blue, they were everywhere, at the supermarket, the mall, the airport as Ticos of all sizes and shapes were out to support their national team. But Spain brought Costa Rica back to...

Op-Ed: “Pura Vida” as a means to development, Costa Rican style

By Lyal White, dailymaverick.co.za - October was a big month in Costa Rica. The country qualified for the 2018 Fifa World Cup finals in Russia for a fourth time in the last five Fifa World Cups. No mean feat for a country with less...

Iran defeats Costa Rica in FIFA U-20 World Cup

(Q24N) – Iran edged past Costa Rica in FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 Group C on Sunday. Despite Iran’s well-established FIFA World Cup pedigree, having appeared at three in the last 20 years, this was only their third ever outing at U-20 level –...

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