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East Bengal Had The Resources To Buy Johnny Acosta, But Couldn’t Arrange For An Interpreter

The East Bengal FC were left embarrassed when they had to cancel the presentation of the Costa Rican 2018 World Cup player Johnny Acosta as the Kolkata, West Bengal, India club failed to arrange an interpreter for the player. According to India Today, Acosta, who...

Costa Rica vs. Brazil most tweeted game of World Cup 2018 so far

The group stage of the World Cup came to an end on Thursday. 122 goals were scored in the 48 games, and 24 penalties were awarded so far in the 2018 edition, the highest ever in a World Cup. The group stage also witnessed...

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...

Women Celebrate: “Thanks Costa Rica For Not Going To Second Round!”

A group of women is celebrating the national team's early departure from the World Cup 2018 in Russia this Saturday, in the hope that it could reduce the violence against women. With the slogan ¡Gracias Costa Rica por no pasar a octavos! (Thanks Costa Rica...

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...

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...

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...

Costa Rica Says Goodbye to the 2018 World Cup!

The game went well for Costa Rica, playing strong, good defense and several good scoring opportunities. But in the end, when the clock had ticked 90 minutes, Philippe Coutinho was able to cross the Tico defense and from 6 meters out, put one past...

Bryan Ruiz: ‘The third one is the winner, we hope this time to win against Brazil’

Brazil will need to step up their game when they mee Costa Rica on Friday (June 22) in a must win for the Ticos to at least have a chance at advancing in the World Cup 2018. Sitting at the bottom of the heap of...

Destinso TV Will Spend An Additional US$500K To Get Its Customers To Russia

The travel agency Destinos TV has so far spent more than US$500,000 to enable to get 270 people to Russia through regular flights. The agency had sold some 300 all-inclusive travel packages that included a direct (charter) flight from Costa Rica to Russia and...

Costa Rica Loses 1-0 Against Serbia, The Illusion of Advance To The Second Round Gone

This morning Costa Rica is sad. The debut game of the World Cup was a bust, La Sele losing to Serbia 0-1. With the loss, the illusion of advancing to the second round dissipates, because the national team now faces Brazil and Switzerland, two teams...

“Naty”

Natalia Rodríguez, is host of Sábado Feliz (on Teletica) in Costa Rica. Nada más rico que reír con el alma 😉🤣😂😁 A post shared by Natalia Rodriguez Quesada (@natyrodriguezcr) on May 17, 2018 at 9:25am PDT //www.instagram.com/embed.js See more of Naty at...

Costa Rica’s Natalia Rodriguez Is The Darling of World Cup Russia

Natalia Rodríguez, host of Sábado Feliz (on Teletica) finally arrived in Russia on Wednesday and instantly became a sensation, wreaking havoc with her beauty. On Thursday, before the opening of the World Cup, "Naty" met with a group of Peruvian reporters from the newspaper Trome,...

300 Ticos Left Without A Direct Flight To The World Cup in Russia

The dream of 300 Ticos (Costa Ricans) to travel to the World Cup in Russia is uncertain this morning when yesterday, the Destinos TV travel agency cancelled their all-inclusive trip at the last minute. The agency alleges a "deception" by the company they contracted the...

Russian Kids Go Crazy over Superstar Costa Rican Goalkeeper Keylor Navas

(EFE) ST. PETERSBURG, Russia – Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas, who plays for Real Madrid, is a fan favorite at the World Cup, drawing hundreds of people to his team's first practice on Wednesday at the Olimpiyets, a small soccer complex in the town...

Models With Their Bodies Painted In The Colors World Cup 2018 Teams

Colombian artist Giovanni Zitro published photos of models, with their bodies painted in the colors of all the 32 national teams playing in World Cup 2018. From Bogota, Zitro, who calls himself a photographer, body artist and teacher, has come up with the cheeky...

“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...

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, 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...

Costa Rica to Offset National Team’s World Cup Carbon Footprint

Costa Rica will offset its national soccer team’s carbon footprint during the 2018 World Cup in Russia by purchasing bonds that help fund an environmental project, officials said Wednesday. The initiative is the fruit of an alliance between Costa Rica’s soccer federation and the...

(Video) Italian Gives The World Cup Anthem Competition

Italian multimillionaire entrepreneur Gianluca Vacchi and singer Sebastian Yatra have created a video to become the potential for the official theme, as excitement is building as the World Cup 2018 tournament gets ready for the big kick-off in Russia this June. "LOVE" was released this...

First Tico To Score World Cup Goal Has High Hopes for 2018

Costa Rica’s World Cup history will always be marked by Juan Cayasso’s goal in Italy 1990. At 56 the former Costa Rican soccer (futbol in Spanish) player now dreams of seeing his country’s Selección (national team) accomplish a similar feat in Russia. On June 11,...

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...

Scotland Still Feel Scars of Underestimating Costa Rica at Italia 90

Scotland’s single encounter with Costa Rica – who visit Hampden Park tonight (1:45 pm Costa Rica time) as part of their World Cup warm-up schedule – left scar tissue on those Scots who were part of the occasion, as players, fans or media observers. When...

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...

World Cup 2018: Could Costa Rica Win It?

World Cup qualifying has ended and we now know all 32 teams who will compete at next June's finals in Russia. Costa Rica and Panama are the only two Central American teams to have qualified, the third for Costa Rica and the first for...

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...

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