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Japan beats Costa Rica 3-0 in friendly

(AFP) Japan gave Costa Rica's national team the runaround in a 3-0 home victory Tuesday. Sho Sasaki's header was turned into his own goal by Bryan Oviedo after 16 minutes before second-half goals from Takumi Minamino and substitute Junya Ito settled a one-sided friendly...

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: The Footballing Country Where 56 Other Sports Are Played

Costa Rica is full of sports. From the most traditional such as basketball and baseball, to some that went from being a simple pastime to competing in other latitudes. There are also other activities that aspire to be recognized in a short time. Not bad...

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...

Adriana Duran Leaving Teletica After 18 Years

After 18 years of an uninterrupted carrer at Teletica, the charismatic Adriana Duran is leaving the La Sabana based television station. The journalist, originally from Cartago, resigned on Monday. She will finish the week doing her sports news reports, but come next Monday, she will...

Nicaragua Unveils Central America’s Largest Baseball Stadium

Nicaragua has unveiled its long-awaited baseball stadium in Managua, replacing the former baseball field built in 1948. The new structure will hold up to 15,670 people and is the country’s first stadium constructed to Major League Baseball, MLB, standards and codes. Fans during the first...

Nicargua Loses 3-0 To USA In Gold Cup

Photo credit Richard Kruszynski/ISNSoccer.com (Dropbox) Matt Miazga scored on a closer-range header from Graham Zusi’s corner kick in the 88th minute, giving the United States first place in its CONCACAF Gold Cup group with a 3-0 victory over Nicaragua on Saturday night. Panama’s 3-0 win over...

Costa Rica Explains Anti-Doping Agreement Signed with Cuba

QCOSTARICA -  The coordinator of National Anti-doping Commission (Comisión Nacional Antidopaje - CONAD CR), Cesar Sanchez, stated today that thanks to an agreement signed by Costa Rica and Cuba, the official drug tests of Costa Rican athletes will take place in a Cuban laboratory. The...

Costa Rica Vs. USA in Women’s Soccer 2015

QCOSTARICA SPORTS - In their first match since reclaiming World Cup glory, the U.S. women’s national team begin their victory tour against Costa Rica at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on Sunday, for what will be largest-ever crowd for a US women’s standalone friendly, with...

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...

It’s Do Or Die In Canada For The Ticos

(QCOSTARICA SPORTS) Today's game in Toronto is "like a final" - life or death - for one of them, as Costa Rica and Canada, each head into their third game of Gold Cup play. The Ticos have endured a frustrating tournament, with a 2-2 draw...

Ticas Eliminated In World Cup Canada 2015 Play

(QCOSTARICA SPORTS) They gave it their best, they played well until the last 12 minutes, holding the South Americans in a 0-0 tie, then in the last minures of the game, it all fell apart for the brave women that made up Costa Rica's...

Ticas Pull Out Tie With South Korea

(QCOSTARICA) Despite facing a bigger, faster, more talented squad in South Korea, the Costa Rican Women's Soccer All-star team held on in gritty performance to pull out a last minute 2-2 tie in the FIFA World Cup being held in Canada. This puts them...

A Hero’s Welcome For Andrey!

(QCOSTARICA) Andrey Amador was given a hero's welcome on his return to Costa Rica, for his finishing in fourth place in the overall standings in the Giro d'Italia 2015. Despite the foul weather (heavy late afternoon rains), a large crowd came out to applaud him...

Goalkeepers Expected To Steal The Show Today in The Friendly Between Costa Rica and Spain

(QCOSTARICA SPORTS) Promising a team reminiscent of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Costa Rica's coach Paulo Wanchope is confident the Seleccion (national team) will beat Spain in the international friendly to be played this afternoon (Thursday). As Costa Rica and Spain are face each...

“Today I Am Living Any Soccer Player’s Dream— Being in the World Cup”, Carol Sanchez

(QCOSTARICA) By Henry Morales, Vozdeguanacaste.com - Since she was a little girl, her passion was seeing the ball rolling, carrying it, kicking it and running after it, while dolls and other games could stay in the toy box. It wasn’t in the National Stadium or...

The FIFA Scandal: A Lesson in Socialization and Culture

(QCOSTARICA BLOG) The recent “take-down” of some very high profile FIFA Directors by the U.S. Authorities in Switzerland, on bribery, corruption, and money laundering charges, is actually an interesting study in socialization and culture. The bulk of the accused are from either Latin American Countries,...

Inside Traffic Group, The Little-known Company At The Heart of the FIFA Corruption

(Via SFGate.com) FIFA has been the subject of most headlines over the past couple of days surrounding corruption in the football world going back decades, but much of the indictment brought by the US Department of Justice (which you can read in full here...

Uncertainty Reigns In The Soccer Federation

(QCOSTARICA) -- At the Costa Rica Soccer Federation (Federación Costa Rica de Fútbol - Fedefútbol) there is a lot of uncertainty, unknowns and unanswered questions, including how it will impact upcoming events. Uncertain is who will lead the Federation and the upcoming elections of the...

Amador Loving Italy

QCOSTARICA SPORTS - Costa Rican cyclist Andrey Amador continues to show well in the Giro de Italia cycling race, placing 12th in Wednesday's stage and holding onto 10th place in the general standings. The fifth stage was the third consecutive day in the mountains and...

Team Papua New Guinea Takes Lead In Offshore World Championship 2015

QCOSTARICA - The Offshore World Championship is off to an amazing start at Marina Pez Vela, with some of the highest results in tournament history. Over 800 Sailfish were caught and released today off the waters of Quepos. 67 teams, comprised of 320 anglers from...

Canada’s Dominic Oduro Accuses Costa Rica Fans of Racism

QCOSTARICA SPORTS - Montreal Impact winger Dominic Oduro claims fans of Alajuelense were racist towards him as the Canadian side reached its first CONCACAF Champions League final, last at the Morera Soto stadium in Alajuela. Oduro set up the opener, but, were beaten 4-2 in...

Costa Rica Prevents Canada From Qualifying for FIFA U-17 World Cup

QCOSTARICA SPORTS -  Canada's under-17 soccer team failed to qualify for its third-straight FIFA U-17 World Cup on Sunday after being shutout 3-0 by Costa Rica, in the game played in San Pedro Sulas, Honduras. Luis Hernandez scored in the 18th minute and Andy Reyes...

Pumped to Play With The Champions!

COSTA RICA SPORTS - Costa Rica faces an uphill battle in confronting the three former champions. But coach Jorge Luis Pinto said Friday he remains confident his team's focus, motivation and speed will help in overcoming rivals. Only eight countries have ever won the World...

Boccia, A Sport That Improves Quality of Life For Disabled Persons

Boccia is a precision ball sport, similar to bocce, and related to bowls and pétanque. The name Boccia is derived from the Latin word for boss – bottia. The sport is contested at local, national and international levels, by athletes with more severe physical disabilities....

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