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Las Ticas - Venezuela Match Ends in Violence as Costa Rica Earns Bronze Medal

It was blood, sweat and tears, and the blood part almost literally, for the Women's National Football Team of Costa Rica as they earned a well-deserved bronze medal in Mexico against their counterparts from Venezuela, who reacted very aggressively on the pitch and ignited a brawl that ensued a flurry of red cards. As reported by Fanny Tayver Marin of sports news daily Al Día, which is sadly nea...

Las Ticas Las Ticas are Resolute on Giving Costa Rica a Medal

Source: FEDEFUTBOL It was a difficult match for the Women's National Football Team of Costa Rica, fondly known as Las Ticas, who recently surprised fans with a strong performance at the 2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship and World Cup Qualifiers. Once again, Las Ticas met their counterparts from Mexico; alas, they did not taste victory this time as they fell by one goal to nothing. Costa Rica ...

Jaco Rays Jaco Rays Will Not Advance to Costa Rica’s First Division

The former Second Division of the professional football system in Costa Rica is now known as the “Liga de Ascenso,” a league that loosely serves two purposes: It is a minor, developmental league for “farm teams” such as the powerhouse Liga Deportiva Alajuelense (LDA) and Deportivo Saprissa; moreover, this league is also a platform for hopeful football clubs to advance to the potentially lucrative ...

Hainan. Source: ISA National Surfing Team of Costa Rica at the ISA China Cup

Hainan. Source: ISA Thanks to the great performance of Costa Rica's National Surfing Team at the recent World Surfing Games in Peru, our professional surfers have another shot at high-level international competition. According to an official press release by the Surfing Federation of Costa Rica (Spanish acronym: FEDESURF), our Tico pro surfers are now in Hainan, the smallest and southernmost pro...

Source: Wikimedia Commons Argentinian Coaches Could Lead Costa Rica to Greater Glory

Ricardo Gareca and Miguel Angel Russo are veteran football players and coaches from Argentina who could elevate the National Men's Football Team of Costa Rica, fondly known as La Sele, to higher international ranking within FIFA. These two football professionals are in line to replace current interim coach Paulo Cesar Wanchope, who took over coaching duties from Colombian tactician Jorge Luis Pint...

Source: FEDEFUTBOL Costa Rica 3 (7) – Uruguay 3 (6) : La Sele Prevails in Montevideo

Source: FEDEFUTBOL It’s official: The National Men’s Football Team of Costa Rica is no longer an underdog, but still needs to match the brilliance of the defensive backline that put Tico players in the quarterfinals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. La Sele, as the team is affectionately known in Costa Rica, gave fans plenty of reasons to cheer as they matched up against their counterparts...

Source: FEDEFUTBOL Betting Lines for Costa Rica – Uruguay Friendly Match

Although stakes are high for the National Men’s Football Teams of Costa Rica and Uruguay as they match up later this afternoon at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo, betting action on this rematch between World Cup foes has been mostly subdued. Most of the attention for this match is on star striker Luis Suarez of Uruguay, who has gained accolades for his unmatched football skills and infamy for...

La-Sele Team Lineups Ready for Costa Rica – Uruguay Match

The National Men's Football Team of Uruguay is not taking any chances when they match up against Costa Rica in Montevideo this Thursday. Uruguay has called up as many star players as possible for this highly expected rematch, which calls to mind the beginning of what would be an outstanding performance by Costa Rica at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil earlier this year. Source: CONCACAF Interim...

Source: La Ruta Facebook All Hail King Leão of La Ruta in Costa Rica (VIDEO)

Source: La Ruta Facebook Portuguese rider Luis Alberto da Costa Leão Pinto of Team Scotiabank conquered the 22nd edition of La Ruta de los Conquistadores in Costa Rica, one of the toughest mountain bike competitions in the world, by winning two of the three stages of this grueling race. Mr. Leão Pinto had a very strong first stage between Jaco Beach and Atenas, crossing the finish line at 4...

Joel Campbell Should I Stay or Should I Go? Joel Campbell of Costa Rica

Source: Joel Campbell's Facebook Timeline Star striker Joel Campbell may be getting ready to exit the Arsenal Football Club of the vaunted Barclays Premier in England. Such have been recent reports published by Sports Vibe, the Daily Star and even Calcio Mercato. Transfer rumors are in full gear as the talented forward from Costa Rica, who was a magician on the pitch during the 2014 FIFA World...

Ruta de los Conquistadores Ruta de los Conquistadores Amended Due to Volcanic Eruption

Until a few days ago, one of the toughest mountain bike races in the world featured a route that would take competitors through a region affected by the ongoing magmatic eruptions of the Turrialba volcano in the province of Cartago. La Ruta de los Conquistadores is an adventure and endurance race that takes riders through some of the same routes that claimed the lives of thousands of conquistadors...

Source: National Surfing Federation Costa Rica Earns Medals at the World Surfing Games

Source: National Surfing Federation For the first time in the history of professional surfing in Costa Rica, the national team is proudly returning from a major international tournament with medals. This is the second time that the National Surfing Team of Costa Rica participates in the World Surfing Games of the International Surfing Association (ISA), and it was a momentous tournament for Ti...

Source: Wikimedia Law Enforcement in Costa Rica Shamed by Sports News Media

Source: Wikimedia A scandalous finding revealed by an internal investigation within the Office of Judicial Investigation (Spanish initials: OIJ) in Costa Rica is being reported and mocked by sports journalists around the world. The news concern Keylor Navas, the star goalkeeper of the National Men's Football Team, whose amazing performance in the FIFA World Cup in Brazil earlier this year prom...

Source: FEDEFUTBOL U.S. 6 – Costa Rica 0; Las Ticas Get Schooled

Source: FEDEFUTBOL The United States Women's National Football Team is one of the best and most dominant in the world; this was clearly proven yesterday at PPL Park in Chester, Pennsylvania. Team USA won the CONCACAF Women's Championship by routing Costa Rica six goals to none. Las Ticas did not have high hopes going into this final game and should have parked the bus from early on; however, c...

Las Ticas No Reward for Women’s Football Team of Costa Rica

Even though the National Women's Football Team of Costa Rica has delivered an amazing performance at the CONCACAF qualifiers and earned a spot for next year's FIFA World Cup in Canada, Las Ticas will not get a financial reward for their efforts. Such was the report by sports journalist Graciela Fonseca of online news daily CRHoy.com. By advancing to the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup for the first...

Las Ticas Viva Las Ticas! Costa Rica 1 (3) – Trinidad & Tobago 1 (0)

File photo At a grungy Chinese restaurant near downtown Alajuela this Friday afternoon, a group of construction workers are enjoying ice-cold bottles of Imperial and Pilsen beers with snack-sized portions of greasy fried rice and chicken wings; their eyes are affixed to a small flat screen television that hangs from the wall. They are watching the National Women’s Football Team of Costa Rica, ...

La Ultra Football Hooliganism on the Rise in Costa Rica

A well-behaved La Doce displays fan devotion Since the early afternoon of Thursday, October 23rd, the national police force of Costa Rica kept watch outside the Ricardo Saprissa Stadium in the suburbs of San Jose. Mounted police and special units of Fuerza Publica assembled hours before the match between the Deportivo Saprissa and the Sporting Kansas City, the latter of the United States Major...

Longboard Costa Rica Fearless Beauties: The Longboard Girls Costa Rica Crew (VIDEO)

Riding longboard skateboards in Costa Rica is nothing like surfing the Gold Coast beaches of Guanacaste. There are many more obstacles to negotiate on our dangerous roads, and skateboard wipeouts tend to be quite painful and will often result in weeks of road rash. Such matters do not seem to affect the Longboard Girls Costa Rica Crew, who actually enjoy hairpin turns that lead to downhill surpris...

File photo Las Ticas Deliver a Goal Fest: Costa Rica 6 – Martinique 1

At the CONCACAF Women's Championship being decided in the United States, the National Women's Football Team of Costa Rica are shining very bright on their way to the 2015 FIFA World Cup in Canada. They are not only undefeated but also scoring at will, and they are looking strong going to the semifinals against their next rival, the national team of Trinidad and Tobago. Of special note in this rout...

Las Ticas Costa Rica 2 – Jamaica 1 in 2015 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

Once again, Las Ticas have made their country proud with a 2 -1 victory against their Jamaican counterparts in Illinois. Shirley Cruz once again proved why she is one of the best professional female strikers in the world, and Raquel Rodriguez put the final and swift kick to advance our national team to the CONCACAF semifinals on the road to the 2015 FIFA World Cup in Canada. A word of caution: Our...