USA crushes Japan 5-2 to win third World Cup title
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USA crushes Japan 5-2 to win third World Cup title

EMMELINE MOORE | AFP - July 5, 2015

VANCOUVER, Canada -- Carli Lloyd became the first woman to score a hat trick in a World Cup final as she inspired the United States to a 5-2…

Chile’s Copa América: Pollution worries hang in the air
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Fútbol
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Chile’s Copa América: Pollution worries hang in the air

Giovanna Fleitas | AFP - June 10, 2015

SANTIAGO, Chile – As South America's football heroes jet into Chile for the Copa América, a dark cloud is hanging over two host cities where air pollution alerts…

World Cups and Olympics should be auctioned
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World Cups and Olympics should be auctioned

Leonid Bershidsky | Bloomberg - June 1, 2015

See also: Costa Ricans react to FIFA scandal like every other scandal: with memes International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach on Thursday told the functionaries of FIFA, football's governing…

Qatar is building seven ‘cities’ just to house its World Cup migrant workers
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Business
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Qatar is building seven ‘cities’ just to house its World Cup migrant workers

Ishaan Tharoor | The Washington Post - May 6, 2015

Qatari officials announced a plan this week to erect seven whole new "cities" to accommodate more than a quarter-million migrant laborers tasked with completing the myriad stadium…

The Winners and Losers of Costa Rica in 2014
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Arts and Culture
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The Winners and Losers of Costa Rica in 2014

Lindsay Fendt - December 26, 2014

Winners   1) Luis Guillermo Solís [caption id="attachment_54702" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Alberto Font/The Tico Times[/caption] Coming out from the back of the pack to win the entire election,…

Argentine Ricardo ‘El Tigre’ Gareca likely will be Costa Rica’s next national football coach
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La Sele
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Argentine Ricardo ‘El Tigre’ Gareca likely will be Costa Rica’s next national football coach

The Tico Times - December 2, 2014

Argentina’s Ricardo “El Tigre” Gareca, 56, a former coach of Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield, is the frontrunner to become Costa Rica’s new head coach for the national football…

The Tico Times to display photo exhibit at Cultural Center
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Arts and Culture
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The Tico Times to display photo exhibit at Cultural Center

Robert Isenberg - December 1, 2014

“If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.” – Robert Capa Of all the visual arts, photojournalism is by far the most thrilling to create.…

Costa Ricans racked up credit card debt on TVs, travel during World Cup
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Brazil 2014
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Costa Ricans racked up credit card debt on TVs, travel during World Cup

Zach Dyer - August 8, 2014

After the blowup with Costa Rica’s once adored National Men's Team coach, Jorge Luis Pinto, some Ticos were left with a bad taste in their mouths after an…

US’ all-time top scorer Landon Donovan to retire at end of season
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Football
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US’ all-time top scorer Landon Donovan to retire at end of season

AFP - August 8, 2014

LOS ANGELES – Landon Donovan, the USA's all-time top scorer who was left out of the national squad for the World Cup in Brazil, announced on Thursday…

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…