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Gustavo Matosas New Coach Of Costa Rica’s National Team

The Uruguayan, Gustavo Matosas is the new coach of Costa Rica's national team, FEDEFUTBOL announced. The move doesn't come as a shock. The former Club America and Leon coach takes over for Oscar Ramirez, whose contract was not renewed following Costa Rica's less than expected...

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...

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...

Neymar scores! And sister dislocates shoulder

(AFP) When Neymar finally scored against Costa Rica, Brazil cheered, the superstar striker cried, and his sister... dislocated her shoulder. Brazil's SporTV reported Wednesday that Rafaella Santos was so excited at her brother's last-gasp goal in the tricky win against Costa Rica on Friday that...

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...

It’s Official, Costa Rica The Only Team In World Cup 2018 Without A Goal!

It's official, Costa Rica's national team is the only in the World Cup 2018 in Russia not to score a goal. Of the 32 teams participating in the world event, the Ticos, after two games, have yet to put one past a goalie. Costa Rica...

World Cup Expectations Raised for Costa Rica

(AP) Francisco Calvo has every right to brag. As a professional, Calvo makes his living playing in the United States for Minnesota United in Major League Soccer. He’s one of the bright young stars that migrated from Central America to join the ranks of...

La Sele Unveils Alternate Uniform

Costa Rica's national team - "La Sele" or "La Tricolor" - lived its sweetest moments in World Cups by using the alternate uniform. In 2014, La Sele won three games, tied wo and only fell in one when using the alternate. The performance of the...

Semana Santa In Costa Rica: Politics, Religion and Futbol

Semana Santa (Easter Week) this year brings together the three passions of most Costa Ricans: Politics, Religion and Fútbol. From Sunday (yesterday) to Sunday next, as the saying goes (in Spanish), "se le juntará el ganado" (all the cows come home). Politics This year the presidential...

New Sele Shirts On Sale At Monge: Cash or Wear Today And Pay By The Month

The new Selección Nacional (National Team) jersey went on sale on Thursday. The originals are available at the 126 Monge stores across the country or at tiendamonge.com. The cost? ¢55,900 colones (49,469 + 6.431 tax). Or a cool US$100 dollars. Don't have the cash? Not to...

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...

Almost…One More Point!

Though the Ticos, Costa Rica's national team or 'La Sele', did not get the points necessary last night to qualify for their participation in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, they are close. This close. The game ended in a 1-1 tie. The tie means...

Ticos Face Pinto And His Team Today At 3:00pm

Q SPORTS - Get ready for another say of soccer (futbol in Spanish) in paradise, as the national team, La Seleccion or Sele, take on Honduras in CONCACAF world cup qualifying. Game time is at 3:00pm local time. After a 2-0 loss to Mexico on Friday,...

Costa Rica Soccer Fans Stranded At San Jose Airport When Travel Agent “Deal” Fell Apart

Q COSTA RICA - We've all fallen into a 'deal to real to believe'. That was the case of a group of Costa Rican soccer fans who at the gates of the Juan Santamaria (San Jose) airport, ready to board, were told, the deal...

Mexico Faces A Great Opponent In Costa Rica’s Sele

Q SPORTS, CUERNAVACA, Mexico - Costa Ricans are euphoric as the national team, the Seleccion Nacional or "Sele" readies to face Mexico, in a World Cup qualifying match today in Mexico City. As these top two teams in the CONCACAF's Hexagonal table square off, the...

Mexico Favourite Against Costa Rica Today

  (QCOSTARICA SPORTS) CONCACAF heavyweights Mexico and Costa Rica will go head-to-head for a place in the Gold Cup (Copa de Oro) semi-finals when they meet at the MetLife Stadium today, Sunday. La Seleccion (La Sele), Costa Rica's national team, has yet to win one single...

FIFA Ranks Costa Rica 13th In The World

COSTA RICA SPORTS - It's official, Costa Rica's national team (La Selección or La Sele in familiar Tico terms) ranked number 13 in the world, ahead of such usual powerhouses as Chile and Britain, and right behind Italy. Within the CONCACAF group of teams, La...

Win Puts Costa Rica Back The Mix

One point? No problem. Coach Pinto says the Ticos will somehow get the 3 points as Costa Rica gets first hex win, 2-0 over Jamaica Following last Friday's loss to the US, Costa Rica's national soccer team, La Sele, recovered from their wintry ordeal with...

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