Costa Rica

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World Cup 2014 Costa Rica National Team

  • FIFA country code: CRC
  • FIFA member since: 1927
  • Confederation: CONCACAF
  • Confederation member since: 1962
  • Sub confederation: UNCAF
  • Association: Federación Costarricense de Fútbol
  • In English: Costa Rican Football Federation
  • Association founded: 1921
  • Most caps: Walter Centeno (137)
  • Top scorer: Rolando Fonseca (47)
  • 1st World Cup win: 1-0 Scotland in Italia ’90

  • 1st World Cup goal scorer: Juan Cayasso (1990)
  • World Cup top scorer: Paulo Wanchope, Rónald Gómez (3)
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World Cup 2014 Costa Rica National Team

World Cup 2014 Costa Rica Schedule Group D

MatchDateTimeCityCountryResultsCountry
7
14/06
16:00
Fortaleza
World Cup Brazil 2014 Uruguay teamUruguay
1-3Costa Rica
World Cup Brazil 2014 Costa Rica team
8
14/06
18:00
Manaus
World Cup Brazil 2014 England teamEngland
1-2Italy
World Cup Brazil 2014 Italy team
23
19/06
16:00
São Paulo
World Cup Brazil 2014 Uruguay teamUruguay
2-1England
World Cup Brazil 2014 England team
24
20/06
13:00
Recife
World Cup Brazil 2014 Italy teamItaly
0-1Costa Rica
World Cup Brazil 2014 Costa Rica team
39
24/06
13:00
Natal
World Cup Brazil 2014 Italy teamItaly
0-1Uruguay
World Cup Brazil 2014 Uruguay team
40
24/06
13:00
Belo Horizonte
World Cup Brazil 2014 Costa Rica teamCosta Rica
0-0England
World Cup Brazil 2014 England team

Costa Rica is the 8th country to have qualified for the World Cup Brazil on the 10th of September 2013. The decisive match was against Jamaica in the 4th round. The final score was 1-1, with Randall Brenes being the goal scorer for Costa Rica. But the real contributing factor to the World Cup 2014 Costa Rica national team qualifying on September 10, was the match Honduras against Panama. Honduras had to win at least 1 point in order to ensure Costa Rica’s World Cup Brazil ticket. The match ended in a draw, resulting in 1 point gained by Honduras. This point resulted in Costa Rica to qualify for the 2014 World Cup, finishing on the 2nd place under the United States.

 TeamMPWDLGFGAPts
World Cup Brazil 2014 Costa Rica teamCosta Rica3210417
World Cup Brazil 2014 Uruguay teamUruguay3201446
World Cup Brazil 2014 Italy teamItaly3102233
World Cup Brazil 2014 England teamEngland3012241

World Cup 2014 Costa Rica Players

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The 23 players who have been selected for the World Cup 2014 Costa Rica national team are:

GoalkeepersDefendersMidfieldersForwards
Keylor Navas
Patrick Pemberton
Daniel Cambronero
Johnny Acosta
Giancarlo González
Michael Umaña
Óscar Duarte
Waylon Francis
Heiner Mora
Júnior Díaz
Christian Gamboa
Roy Miller
Celso Borges
Christian Bolaños
Óscar Esteban Granados
Michael Barrantes
Yeltsin Tejeda
Diego Calvo
José Miguel Cubero
Bryan Ruiz
Joel Campbell
Randall Brenes
Marco Ureña
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Head Coach: Jorge Luis Pinto (Colombian)
Captain: Bryan Ruiz

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Costa Rica World Cup History

How Many World Cups Played: 3

YearRoundPositionGPWDLGSGA
1990Round of 1616420246
2002Group Stage19311156
2006Group Stage31300339
Best/TotalRound of 1616103161221

GP=Games played, W=Wins, D=Draws, L=Losses, GS=Goals scored, GA=Goals against

Best Performance

1990 – Round of 16: With occupying the 2nd position in Group C, Costa Rica reached the Round of 16 but lost with 4-1 to Czechoslovakia.

Worst Performance

2006 – Group stage: Costa Rica lost all matches in group A and became almost last of the World Cup by occupying the 31st spot, with only Serbia and Montenegro behind them.

Did You Know Costa Rica:

  • Has the following nicknames: Los Ticos and La Sele
  • Is rivals with Guatemala, Honduras and USA
  • Is the 3rd most successful CONCACAF team after USA and Mexico
  • Is the most successful Central American team by having qualified for 4 World Cups including the 2014 World Cup
  • Is the only Central American country to have reached the Round of 16
  • Is the first Central American country to have won a World Cup match
  • Had a powerful team in the 50s and 60s named ‘The Gold Shorties‘, which was close to qualify for the 1958, 1962 and 1966 World Cup
  • Is known for its focus on pushing forward and attack during a match
  • Will be based in Santos, São Paulo during the 2014 World Cup

World Cup Awards

WhenWhatWho
1990All-Star TeamLuis Gabelo Conejo

Curious which place FIFA gave Costa Rica in their official ranking? Find out now! Or do you want to know more about the World Cups Costa Rica has played? Increase your World Cup history knowledge now!

Costa Rica in Action

Costa Rica Defeats Scotland With 1-0 – 1990 World Cup

Costa Rica Defeats Sweden With 1-2 – 1990 World Cup

Costa Rica Defeats China PR With 0-2 – 2002 World Cup

Costa Rica: 2014 World Cup Profile

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