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Pinto “Out” To Coach Costa Rica’s National Team, La Sele

Jorge Luis Pinto will not get another shot at heading Costa Rica's national soccer team, "La Sele". The Fedefútbol announced this Tuesday morning the Colombian coach is out of the final list of four. The Technical Commission of the Fedefútbol announced the 18 parameters that...

Keylor Navas left out of Costa Rica squad as he focuses on Thibaut Courtois battle

Keylor Navas, when not in front of the net during La Sele, Costa Rica's national team play,  has been left out of the team for the friendlies against South Korea and Japan as he focuses on his battle to be No. 1 goalkeeper at...

Jorge Luis Pinto Seems Willing To Resume The ‘Sele’

Following their poor 2018 performance at the World Cup in Russia, Costa Rica's national team was left without a coach, the Fedefutol promptly parting company with Oscar. The same after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, despite that four years ago the Ticos managed...

Oscar Ramirez Arrived in Costa Rica Amid Heavy Security

Costa Rica's national team landed at the San Jose airport on Friday, returning from Russia, at 4 in the afternoon. What drew the attention of many was that Oscar Ramirez, the team's coach, was nowhere to be seen. Given the threats against him and his...

Waston Dedicates A “Thank You” Full of Love To His Wife After the World Cup

Kendall Waston cried when he saw the ball enter and gave Costa Rica its first goal in the World Cup 2018. But he was not the only one crying in joy at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium. His wife Priscilla Robles was also on there. The FIFA...

Costa Rica coach unsure about his future

(Nizhny Novgorod, Russia) Costa Rica's national team coach Oscar Ramirez admitted he was unsure about his future after the team played its third and final World Cup game on Wednesday. The Ticos lost the first two and tied the third, landing in last place in...

Nizhny Showdown: Confident Swiss Face Already Eliminated Ticos Today

Switzerland will face the already eliminated Costa Rica today, Wednesday. A win or even a draw will be enough for Switzerland to advance in World Cup 2018 play. For Costa Rica, also known as the "Switzerland of Central America", on the other hand, it's not...

Costa Rica Expected With Run To Last 8

Despite losing their last two consecutive friendlies, 4-1 against Belgium on Monday and last Thursaday, 2-0 to England (winning against Northern Ireland 3-0 on June3) , Costa Rica's national team are expected to run to the last 8 in real World Cup 2018 play...

Toyota Costa Rica Challenges 2018 World Cup Players Reminiscent Of Italy 1990

Like they did in 1990, Purdy Motors, the exclusive dealer for Toyota in Costa Rica, will give each player of the Seleccion (national team) a brand new Toyota Corolla if they manage to reach the quarterfinals in the World Cup in Russia, just as...

“Si Se Puede” President Alvarado Tells The National Team Ahead of The World Cup

Futbol or soccer fever is heating up in Costa Rica as La Seleccion, the national team, heads into Russia for their first World Cup 2018 game in two weeks, on June 17 against Serbia.   That fever will be on display today, in La Sabana, when...

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...

History Repeats: “Poor Costa Rica” The English Media Say Of La Sele, Same As In 2014

  As if history was being repeated, but in this case in Englan, the Costa Rican national team again called "poor Costa Rica" in the group in which they will play in the World Cup 2018. Four years ago the Uruguayan media said of the Ticos...

President Alvardo Supports La Sele In Motivational Video

President Carlos Alvarado sends a motivational message to the players of the Selección Nacional (National Team) or La Sele prior to their visiting the Presidential House.  In the short video, under two minutes, the President recalled the success in Brazil and how a whole country...

Costa Rica Need To Rediscover Spirit of 2014 To Thrive In Russia

(Reuters) - Costa Rica were one of the surprise packages of the 2014 World Cup but, having failed to build upon that success, it is hard to see Oscar Ramirez's side performing similar heroics in Russia. Four years ago, 'Los Ticos' defied all predictions by...

Costa Rica, led by Keylor Navas, hoping to repeat run to quarterfinals

The 2018 World Cup is just over a month away, and all 32 teams are preparing in earnest for their shot at the trophy in Russia. ESPN FC is previewing every team ahead of the opening game on June 14. All 32 teams here. To...

Arrival Of World Cup Tropy Awakens Emotion and Passion In Costa Ricans

The World Cup trophy that will be presented to the winner of the World Cup 2018 in Russia later this year landed in Costa Rica at 11 a.m. Saturday and after the ceremonial acts it was taken to the Estadio Nacional (National Stadium) where...

Tunisia 1-0 Costa Rica

Tunisia's captain Wahbi Khazri scored the only goal in the game, giving the north Africans the win over Costa Rica's La Sele in the friendly played on the French Riviera on Tuesday evening. The win was Tunisia's second after beating Iran, Costa Rica's loss was...

Costa Rica Beats Scotland. Navas Proves Near-Unbeatable!

Marco Urena's goal, the only goal scored in the game, gave Costa Rica the win against Scotland in this first friendly as La Sele continue their preparations for the World Cup in Russia. Final score: Scotland 0 -1 Costa Rica.   An attempt for a second goal...

La Sele Has A New Uniform (Photos)

Passers-by through the Parque Central in San José were surprised by a new attraction in the park: a glass box with a mannequin and the new uniform of the Selección Nacional de Fútbol - national soccer team - that will be worn in the...

Ticos To Prepare for World Cup With Friendlies Against Scotland andTunisia

In preparation for their trip to Russia in June, Costa Rica's national soccer team, La Selección or Sele, will test its readiness with friendlies in March against Scotland and Tunisia. The Ticos will visit Scotland on March 23 before taking on Tunisia on March 27...

Mafias Control Import and Counterfeiting Of ‘La Sele’ T-shirts

When a world-class team like Spain's Real Madrid or Costa Rica's national team, La Sele and many others present a new line of clothing for their teams, few imagine that in a matter of days an almost exact replica, down to every detail, even...

Costa Rica Placed Against Brazil, Switzerland and Serbia In 2018 World Cup

The Final Draw ceremony for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia took place on Friday, December 1, in Moscow’s Kremlin State Palace with Costa Rica drawn into Group E with Brazil, Switzerland and Serbia (competing as the former Yugoslavia). Claiming one of the automatic qualifying...

Costa Rica Will Not Face In Russia A Group As Terrifying As In Brazil

Costa Rica has a good chance of coming out triumphant in the 2018 World Cup next year, from June 14 to July 15. At least not face in Russia a group as terrifying as in Brazil in 2014. The Costa Rican national team, "La Sele", will...

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...

USA Gives Costa Rica First Warning After 2-0 Win In Gold Cup 2017 Semi-Final

Q SPORTS - After reading the two main articles in La Nacion on last night's semi-finals game between Costa Rica and the United States, it took a visit to the GoldCup website to learn the score, the Americans had downed the Ticos 2-0. And the...

Warriors Touch Down in Costa Rica

Trinidad&Tobago’s senior men’s soccer team arrived in San Jose Sunday evening ahead of Tuesday’s 2018 World Cup qualifying encounter against La Sele (Seleccion Nacional), Costa Rica's national team at the Estadio Nacional in La Sabana. The T&T team remained in Denver, Colorado following Thursday’s 2-0...

Gooooollllll: Costa Rica Takes Down USA 4-0

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - "How nice to be TICO  and see a country like this united regardless of race, colour political creed or favourite team, just to see the Sele (Costa Rican national team) and that clamor to tell the world we are...

Goleada! Costa Rica Loses 4-0 To U.S.

QCOSTARICA SPORTS - "Goleada" (trashing) is what happened last night as Costa Rica's national soccer team lost 4-0 to the U.S. in Copa America play. In soccer and other sports, goleada refers to a large number of goals a teams gets to another,  especially if...

Costa Rica Takes Down Panama

QCOSTARICA SPORTS - Costa Rica's national soccer team, La Sele,  continued their start in World Cup 2018 qualifying, beating Panama 2-1 on Tuesday. Goals by Bryan Ruiz and Marco Ureña half-way through the second half led the Ticos of the second win from their two...

Gold Cup Quarter Finals: “Concacaf 1- 0 Costa Rica”

(QCOSTARICA SPORTS) After the Mexico - Costa Rica quarter finals Gold Cup game last night, Mexican journalist David Faitelson for ESPN Deportes tweeted about the serious referee error that Costa Rica the game and out of the Gold Cup, advancing Mexico to the semi-finals. The...

Scraping By!

(QCOSTARICA SPORTS) With three ties and no wins Costa Rica's national soccer team, La Selección (Sele), moves ahead into the quarter finals of the Gold Cup (Copa de Oro in Spanish). The tie also sends the Canadians packing after losing their third consecutive game.  Against...

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