Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Costa Rica

Today we want to approach our readers like football in a country which is 8,500 km of Spain as Costa Rica, and perhaps it may surprise. "Ticos" as it is colloquially called the team, played last June the fourth World history in Brazil, where he earned his best finish so far after finishing first in the so-called "group of death" Three former world champions (Uruguay, Italy and England). Because of its good performance, Costa Rica was ranked as the surprise of the competition, which reached the quarterfinals, adding the fact that did not lose any game in the game, and that was eliminated by penalties against the Netherlands. We recall that Spain was eliminated in first round

Picture taking before starting one of the match of the Costa Rican National team against Germany

A detailed good job done by the Central Americans was that received the distinction of FIFA's top player in each of the five games they played. The goalkeeper Keylor Navas (signed after the World Cup by Real Madrid CF) scored three, while the front Joel Campbell (currently on loan from Arsenal FC to Villarreal CF) and Bryan Ruiz won one. Furthermore, by the major parties that realized, Navas was one of three who chose to award best goalkeeper in the World Cup, Gold Glove, which eventually won Manuel Neuer.

Then we will give some information about soccer in this country :

  1. They has participated in four World Cups, 1990, 2002, 2006 and 2014. In Italy 90, the selection came round. In 2002 and 2006 did not pass the first stage, and in 2014 earned his best finish being eliminated in the quarterfinals.
  2. He has won 3 cups of the CONCACAF (1963, 1969 and 1989). It is the third power of the confederation after Mexico and the United States.
  3. Costa Rica is no small selection. He has won a combined as Brazil, Sweden, Scotland, Mexico, United States and even tied at 2 with our Spanish selection (2011), but above all, it is evident with the position obtained in the last World Cup.
  4. The League of Costa Rica is the second largest in Central and North America after Mexico's. It consists of 12 teams and is played by two events: the summer (January to May) and winter (June to December). They face all against all and the first four play a semifinal. The final was played by two winners.
  5. Saprissa is the most famous and the most successful team with 29 titles, followed by Deportiva Alajuelense having 28 and Herediano. No stadium over 20,000 locations saved the Saprissa in the San José (the capital of Costa Rica.)
  6. No Spanish players in the league

To finish this article, we share with you this spectacular video which summarizes the role played in the world cup of FIFA held in Brazil.

Information taken of: colgadosporelfutbol.com
Picture with license Creative Commons


  1. Buenas noches, es increíble el salto de calidad que dio esta selección en el Mundial de Brasil, fascinante. Excelente entrada Rubén Darío.
    Un saludo.

  2. It was one of the surprises in th last World Cup! Good games and well done for this selection