Costa Rica will play Chile and South Korea in World Cup warm-ups this month
The Chilean national team announced a friendly match against Costa Rica on Jan. 22. The two teams will face off at 6 p.m. Costa Rica time (9 p.m. in Chile) in the Chilean port city of Coquimbo.
Three days later, on Jan. 25, the Costa Rican national team, known as “La Sele,” will be in the United States to take on South Korea in another World Cup prep match for both squads.
Costa Rica lost 1-0 to Australia in its first World Cup warm-up this past November. The Costa Rican Football Federation is in talks with Paraguay about playing a home game at the National Stadium in western San José on March 5, according to the daily La Nación. La Sele also is considering another friendly in the United States in the late spring.
Costa Rica holds a winning record against Chile with five wins, two losses and two draws. But the Latin America rivals haven’t played each other since 2007 (a 2-0 Tico win). Costa Rica has a 3-2-2 record versus South Korea. La Sele won the previous match, 1-0, in 2006.
The World Cup begins June 12, and Costa Rica will battle in a doozer of a group composed of England, Uruguay, Italy and the Ticos.
You may be interested
Costa Rican entrepreneur launches swimwear line to empower womenElizabeth Lang - May 24, 2018
María Luisa Mendiola is a young Costa Rican woman living in New York who’s all about creating change in everything…
Costa Rica dismantles international drug trafficking ringAFP - May 24, 2018
Costa Rican authorities dismantled an international cocaine trafficking ring that used fishing boats on the country's southern Pacific coast. The…
Costa Rica’s snakebite research pioneers save lives worldwideMitzi Stark - May 23, 2018
The Clodomiro Picado Institute is spread along the main road of Dulce Nombre de Coronado, northeast of San José. Its…