Costa Rica blanked by Japan, 3-0
La Sele
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La Sele
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Costa Rica blanked by Japan, 3-0

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 11, 2018

Costa Ricans awoke Tuesday morning to another disheartening result from their men’s national team. Despite a promising first half, La Sele fell to Japan, 3-0, in a…

New lineup falls short, South Korea beats La Sele 2-0
La Sele
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La Sele
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New lineup falls short, South Korea beats La Sele 2-0

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 7, 2018

Costa Rica’s men’s national team experienced abundant growing pains Friday when it debuted a youth-laden lineup and a new-look formation in a friendly against South Korea. In…

The pride of Costa Rica is UEFA’s Goalie of the Year
Keylor Navas
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Keylor Navas
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The pride of Costa Rica is UEFA’s Goalie of the Year

The Tico Times and AFP - August 31, 2018

Costa Rican star goalkeeper Keylor Navas received the UEFA Champions League Goalkeeper of the Season award on Aug. 30, ahead of the draw for UEFA Champions League…

Navas starts for Real despite Courtois arrival
Keylor Navas
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Keylor Navas
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Navas starts for Real despite Courtois arrival

AFP - August 20, 2018

MADRID, Spain—Keylor Navas held on to his place as Real Madrid's starting goalkeeper on Sunday despite the arrival of Thibaut Courtois as the European champions kicked off…

Attending the Apertura: Watching a first-division Costa Rican soccer match the right way
Soccer
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Soccer
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Attending the Apertura: Watching a first-division Costa Rican soccer match the right way

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 20, 2018

Drums beat, a cluster of rowdy fans dances nonstop, and the concrete stands shake. The World Cup may be over, but Costa Rica’s passion for soccer never…

No more Messi? Lionel Messi left out of Argentina squad for friendlies
Argentina
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Argentina
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No more Messi? Lionel Messi left out of Argentina squad for friendlies

AFP - August 17, 2018

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina—Barcelona star Lionel Messi was left out of the first post-World Cup Argentina squad announced on Friday ahead of four upcoming friendlies. The move was…

Costa Rican U21 women’s soccer team makes history
Soccer
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Soccer
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Costa Rican U21 women’s soccer team makes history

Katherine Stanley - July 28, 2018

The Costa Rican Under-21 Women's National Soccer Team is going for gold. La Sele made history by reaching its first final in the Central American and Caribbean Games,…

Men’s sub-21 soccer team face Honduras in must-win match today, women sweep group stage
2018 Central American and Caribbean Games
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2018 Central American and Caribbean Games
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Men’s sub-21 soccer team face Honduras in must-win match today, women sweep group stage

Alexander Villegas - July 24, 2018

Costa Rica’s sub-21 men’s soccer team faces Honduras at 3 p.m. today in a must-win game to advance to the knockout stage of the 2018 Central American…

Who’s taking the reins in Costa Rica?
La Sele
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La Sele
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Who’s taking the reins in Costa Rica?

AFP and The Tico Times - July 18, 2018

Costa Rica's football authorities established a new technical commission Tuesday to choose the country's next head coach for the Men's National Team, in hopes of qualifying for…

Costa Rica parts company with head coach Oscar Ramírez
Soccer
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Soccer
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Costa Rica parts company with head coach Oscar Ramírez

AFP - July 5, 2018

The Costa Rican Football Federation (FEDEFUT) has parted ways with coach Oscar Ramírez after a disappointing World Cup showing. "Oscar Ramírez will not continue as coach; his…