Costa Rica

Costa Rica, the national football team that is participated in FIFA World Cup 2018 Group E. The team Costa Rica has been a member of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football since 1961, International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) since 1927 and a member of Central American Football Union (UNCAF) since 1990. The team Costa Rica has controlled by Costa Rican Football Federation (FEDEFUTBOL), the governing body for football in Costa Rica. They got their best achievement in FIFA World Cup after reaching at quarter-finals in 2014.

  • Nickname(s):  La Sele (The Selection), La Muerte (Death), La Tricolor (The Tricolor) and Los Ticos (The Ticos)
  • Association: Federacion Costarricense de Futbol (FEDEFUTBOL)
  • Home Stadium: Estadio Nacional
  • Captain: Bryan Ruiz
  • Confederation: CONCACAF (North America)
  • Head Coach: Oscar Ramirez
  • Sub-Confederation: UNCAF (Central America)
  • Most caps: Walter Centeno (137)
  • FIFA Code: CRC

World Cup History of Costa Rica National Football Team

  • FIFA Ranking: 26
  • First FWC: 1990
  • Last FWC: 2014
  • Best Achievement: Quarter-Finals 2014
  • Appearances: 4 (excluding 2018)
  • Semi Finals Appearances: 0
  • Final: 0
  • Titles: 0

Costa Rica National Football Team Time Table FIFA WC 2018

DateTime (Local Time)MatchesMatch NoVenue
17 June 201816:00Costa Rica vs SerbiaMatch 10Samara Arena, Samara
22 June 201815:00Brazil vs Costa RicaMatch 25Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg
27 June 201821:00Switzerland vs Costa RicaMatch 42Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod

FIFA World Cup 2018 Costa Rica Team Squads List & Match Schedule

Manager: Oscar Ramirez

Star man: Bryan Ruiz – Now in the 100-cap club, the Sporting winger will look to lead Costa Rica out once more in Russia, having netted twice in the 2014 World Cup.

How they qualified: Finished second behind Mexico in the North, Central America and Caribbean standings.

History: Four World Cup appearances (1990, 2002, 2006, 2014), most recently reaching the quarter-finals four years ago, where they lost on penalties to the Netherlands.

Fun fact: Costa Rica were one of three unbeaten teams (before penalties) at the 2014 World Cup, along with Germany and the Netherlands, who beat Costa Rica on penalties in the quarter-finals.

Best World Cup moment: No one gave Costa Rica a chance when drawing Uruguay, Italy and England in 2014’s ‘Group of Death’. However, victories over Uruguay and Italy, followed by a 0-0 draw with England, saw them top the group against all the odds.

Player you’ve never heard of: Marco Urena – The 28-year-old forward, who recently moved to Los Angeles FC, scored three goals during qualification, and was on target in their 3-1 win over Uruguay in 2014.

Kit: Yet to be revealed.

Star Player

Keylor Navas

Keylor Navas

Joel Campbell

Joel Campbell

Costa Rica World Cup 2018 squad

Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas (Real Madrid), Patrick Pemberton (LDA), Leonel Moreira (Herediano)

Defenders: Cristian Gamboa (Celtic), Ian Smith (Norrkoping), Ronald Matarrita (NYCFC), Bryan Oviedo (Sunderland), Oscar Duarte (Espanyol), Giancarlo Gonzalez (Bologna), Francisco Calvo (Minnesota United), Kendall Waston (Vancouver Whitecaps), Johnny Acosta (Aguilas Dorados)

Midfielders: David Guzman (Portland Timbers), Yeltsin Tejeda (Lausanne), Celso Borges (Deportivo La Coruna), Randall Azofeifa (Herediano), Rodney Wallace (NYCFC), Bryan Ruiz (Sporting Lisbon), Daniel Colindres (Saprissa), Christian Bolanos (Saprissa)

Forwards: Johan Venegas (Saprissa), Joel Campbell (Real Betis), Marco Urena (LAFC)

Costa Rica 2018 World Cup Kits

Costa Rica 2018 World Cup Kits

Leagues
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Seasons
2018

Results

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Nizhny Novgorod Stadium

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Krestovsky Stadium

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Cosmos Arena

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Scott Staffin will manage the editorial section in worldcupupdates.org. Scott is a passionate soccer blogger from the United States. He is also a football player and a diehard fan of Argentina.