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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...

Canada target Costa Rica in CONCACAF

(Reuters) Canada have Costa Rica in their cross hairs as they begin their drive towards the 2022 World Cup but coach John Herdman says that with the right preparation they should eventually target regional heavy weights Mexico and the United States. With the buzz from...

Ticos Returned From Russia Infected With Sexually Transmitted Diseases

The World Cup in Russia left some Ticos (Costa Ricans) who traveled there for the many joys and festivities, but others came in contact with four "friends" who are not welcome anywhere: chlamydia, herpes, papilloma and gonorrhea. The cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) may...

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...

Ticos in Moscow Seen on Russia Today World News, Russia World Cup 2018 (Video)

This video sent to us by a reader fo the Q, Dr. Meno, of an RT.com on Ticos spreading "pura vida" in Russia during the World Cup. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBZRp-54lO8] RT.Com https://www.rt.com/on-air/rt-america-... https://actualidad.rt.com/ en español

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...

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...

Keyla Sanchez

Keyla Sanchez, is a television sports presenter on Costa Rica's local channel 7.  Born in San Ramón she is an only child and did not have cousins of the same age to play with. Paradoxically, she has always been extroverted. See more of Keyla at...

Keyla Sánchez Needs To Brush Up On Her Fútbol (Soccer)

Such is life. Su much that Keyla Sanchez has been in to the world of fútbol (soccer) and many have noticed that in the end it shows that she does not know much about the subject. In Teletica's 'Revista Mundialista' it is clear that she...

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...

WORLD CUP: Sun never sets in a St. Petersburg summer

MOSCOW - Known as Russia's "Window on Europe," St. Petersburg is a city like no other. Imperial palaces line its network of canals, its stadium looks like a spaceship and some days the sun never sets. St. Petersburg is so far north that the last...

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...

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...

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...

Costa Rica’s Bolaños Suffers Lower-Leg Fracture 3 Months before World Cup

A key midfielder for Costa Rica’s national team, Christian Bolaños, suffered a lower-leg fracture over the weekend that has cast doubt on his availability for this summer’s World Cup in Russia. San Jose-based club Deportivo Saprissa said on its Web site that medical tests showed...

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...

Panama In Its First World Cup; USA Eliminated

  Despite the controversial refereeing, Panama came up with the needed win against Costa Rica to qualify for their first ever World Cup, and knocking out the USA. The USA - and Costa Rica - are not happy with Panama's opening goal. Replays clearly show that...

PURA VIDA IN RUSSIA!

At minute 90+4, a headbutt by Kendall Waston from a center shot by Bryan Ruiz tied the game and earned the Costa Rica national team the needed point for a trip to Russia in 2018. Waston, who appeared like a giant, a head taller than...

Storm Doesn’t Detain World Cup Qualifier. Game On Saturday!

  Good news for futbol (soccer) fans, storm or no storm, nothing will detain Costa Rica's national team from taking the field to make the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying official. The game that was supposed to be played tonight, Friday, in Costa Rica at...

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...

Costa Rica Outplayed U.S. In Historic Defeat

Costa Rica is one step closer to Russia next year, defeating the United States in their home Friday night. The final score was 2-0. Costa Rica's win last night means the national soccer (futbol in Spanish) team maintains its second place, behind Mexico, who has...

Costa Rica Vs. USA Today. Big Game!

The Costa Rican national team take on the United States men's national team this afternoon. And judging by the air time on this morning's television news, it's a pretty big deal in the country, sports newscasters reminding viewers to about the early start time...

Costa Rica-US World Cup Qualifier To Be in New Jersey

(AP) — Plans have been finalized for Costa Rica to play the United States on September 1 in the 2018 World Cup qualifier at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. The site was announced Thursday. Recovering from an 0-2 start in the hexagonal, the U.S....

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...

FIFA Suspends For Life Costa Rica’s Eduardo Li

Eduardo Li, once the darling of Costa Rica soccer, has earned himself a lifetime ban from the FIFA's ethics committee for taking bribes, The FIFA decision was announced Friday. "As a consequence the official is banned for life from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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