COSTA RICA – They went farther than any other national team, reaching the quarter-final, faced three World Cup champions, went five games unbeaten. But in the end, the penalty shoot-out lottery did them in.

Costa Rica very nearly proved everyone wrong once again, playing our 120 minutes of solid football, holding the Netherlands scoreless.


In the end we can only say, congratulations to the La Sele.

They gave us a great ride these last three weeks and went out as one of the greats of the game!

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