In shadow of Brazil World Cup, a nonprofit builds fields of hope
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Brazil 2014
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In shadow of Brazil World Cup, a nonprofit builds fields of hope

Rick Maese | The Washington Post - July 13, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – From afar, the Complexo do Alemão favela looks like Legos dropped from the sky, a mountain of small building blocks stacked one…

Stats Roundup: Costa Rica had the best defense at the World Cup and one of the worst attacks
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Brazil 2014
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Stats Roundup: Costa Rica had the best defense at the World Cup and one of the worst attacks

Corey Kane - July 12, 2014

A stingy defense helped carry La Sele to the quarterfinals, conceding less than half a goal per game during the 2014 World Cup. The Ticos gave up 0.4…

An A-Z guide to Costa Rican football slang: Watch the World Cup final like a Tico
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Brazil 2014
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An A-Z guide to Costa Rican football slang: Watch the World Cup final like a Tico

L. Arias - July 11, 2014

The final mejenga ("match") of the World Cup is set for Sunday afternoon. While La Sele ("Costa Rica's national team") won't be playing, you can still watch…

FIFA partner executive flees ticket sales arrest in Brazil
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Brazil 2014
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FIFA partner executive flees ticket sales arrest in Brazil

AFP - July 10, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – An executive from the World Cup's hospitality services firm escaped out the back door of his plush Rio de Janeiro hotel Thursday to…

Argentina defeats the Netherlands in penalty shootout, faces Germany in World Cup final
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Brazil 2014
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Argentina defeats the Netherlands in penalty shootout, faces Germany in World Cup final

AFP - July 9, 2014

SAO PAULO -- Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved two penalties in a shootout with the Netherlands on Wednesday to take his country through to the World Cup…

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17 arrested during La Sele’s giant homecoming celebration

Zach Dyer - July 9, 2014

[caption id="attachment_42248" align="alignright" width="300"] Courtesy National Police[/caption] Police arrested 17 Tuesday during the widespread celebrations in Paseo Colón for the Costa Rica national team's homecoming. Some 200,000 fans…

Germany overwhelms shorthanded Brazil in semifinal, 7-1
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Brazil 2014
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Germany overwhelms shorthanded Brazil in semifinal, 7-1

Steven Goff | The Washington Post - July 8, 2014

BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL – It's been said Brazil has never fully recovered from its greatest sporting tragedy, the 1950 home loss to Uruguay in the World Cup final.…

Costa Rica police arrest 90 during World Cup match against the Netherlands
Brazil 2014
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Brazil 2014
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Costa Rica police arrest 90 during World Cup match against the Netherlands

Zach Dyer - July 7, 2014

National Police arrested 90 people in brawls and other incidents during and after Costa Rica’s match against the Netherlands on Saturday, according to a statement from the Public…

VIDEO: Even in defeat, Costa Rica celebrates
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Brazil 2014
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VIDEO: Even in defeat, Costa Rica celebrates

Alberto Font - July 6, 2014

La Sele fans celebrated on San José's Avenida Central on Saturday after their team's great performance in the World Cup.  The Ticos lost in a penalty shootout…

Pain and pride: Costa Rica falls to the Netherlands in hard-fought World Cup quarterfinal
Brazil 2014
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Brazil 2014
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Pain and pride: Costa Rica falls to the Netherlands in hard-fought World Cup quarterfinal

Lindsay Fendt - July 5, 2014

A La Sele fan winces after a missed penalty kick during Costa Rica's match with the Netherlands in the World Cup quarterfinal on Saturday. After the teams…