Sunday 19 September 2021

Nicoya Celebrates Sele’s Advance to Round of 16

Paying the bills

Latest

Athleta women’s brand opened its first store outside North America in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Gap Inc.'s Athleta brand announced the opening...

Carlos Alvarado: Vaccine retention ‘delays global solution and increases risk of new virus variables’

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado showed his...

Top 8 Ways To Make Money in 2021

There are many legal ways to make money in...

Otto Guevara compares Daniel Salas with a dictator for sanitary measures

QCOSTARICA - The vehicle restriction of odds and evens...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction September 19: “EVEN” ending plates CANNOT circulate

QCOSTARICA - For today, September 19, vehicles with EVEN...

What are we celebrating?

QCOSTARICA - From the gallows humor department is the...
Paying the bills

Share

Nicoya was paralyzed during the 90 minutes of the match, after winning the people went to the streets to celebrate. | Photo by Ariana Crespo
Nicoya was paralyzed during the 90 minutes of the match, after winning the people went to the streets to celebrate. | Photo by Ariana Crespo

COSTA RICA NEWS – By: Wilberth Villalobos Castrillo, Vozdeguanacaste – The morning of June 20 seemed to be as normal as any other day, with youths headed to school, people in the streets on the way to their jobs – simply routine. However, behind the calm veneer, excitement was beginning to grow with each passing hour.

As if time stopped at 10 a.m., the majority of the roads in Nicoya were empty, as people gathered around television screens. Even schools and offices paused their activity.

- Advertisement -

The Sele (Costa Rica’s national soccer team) was playing their second 2014 Brazil World Cup game against another former champion, the tough Italian squad. Nervousness and nail biting eventually became jubilation for those watching the game, as Bryan Ruiz scored a goal at the 44 minute mark.

During the rest of the match, some of the players on the field changed but the score did not. The final whistle from the Chilean referee Oses, who will be remembered for not having called a clear penalty kick favoring Joel Campbell, unleashed Nicoyans’ collective euphoria.

The Costa Rican colors of blue, red and white poured forth from vehicles and adorned houses, roads and people. Throughout the Colonial City the streets were full of excitement, happiness and parties.

The plaza in Recaredo Briceño park was an important meeting point for Nicoyan fans, who arrived with trumpets and whistles, leaping with arms stretched overhead in crazy celebration of the historic victory.

Eduardo Ramirez Noguera, a resident of Nicoya, said, “It was an excellent performance by the team and everyone worked as a group and the defense was very organized.”

Similarly, Alvaro Luis Piñar Jimenez, another Nicoyan fan, said that for him, “The substitutions that professor [Jorgue Luis] Pinto made were the best. We watched at Bar Eli; today it is crazy all over Nicoya.”

- Advertisement -

For his part, Julio Cesar Jimenez Ortega said that, “Today there is a ‘full party’ at my house and a parade tonight.

The festivities even included officials of the Municipality of Nicoya, who gathered in the meeting hall at the House of Culture.

“A large part of the administration was intensely watching the whole game,” recounted Mayor Marco Jimenez, who added, “These boys have given us great joy and above all, this victory means that in Costa Rica there is plenty of human ability and that things can be achieved.”

The personnel of the municipality joined in the jubilation and cancelled work for the rest of the day at 1 p.m.

- Advertisement -

The festivities in Nicoya were a copy of what was happening in the entire country. Just 24 hours ago, Costa Rica won another game in the group stage of the World Cup and secured its place in the round of 16. History continues…

Article by Voz de Guancaste, reposted with permission

- Advertisement -
Paying the bills
Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Athleta women’s brand opened its first store outside North America in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Gap Inc.'s Athleta brand announced the opening in Costa...

Carlos Alvarado: Vaccine retention ‘delays global solution and increases risk of new virus variables’

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado showed his opposition to...

Subscribe to our stories

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.