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Real Madrid's Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo (R) fights for the ball with Ivory defender Eric Bertrand Bailly (L) of Villarreal during the Primera Division soccer match played at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain on 01 March 2015. EFE Football Star Cristiano Ronaldo May Visit Costa Rica

Real Madrid's Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo (R) fights for the ball with Ivory defender Eric Bertrand Bailly (L) of Villarreal during the Primera Division soccer match played at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain on 01 March 2015. EFE Portuguese forward-striker Cristiano Ronaldo of the stellar Real Madrid football club may visit Costa Rica in the near future, but confirmation of...

Las Ticas Costa Rica vs. Canada at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games

TORONTO, April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The highly anticipated TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games football (soccer) schedule was determined today. The men's and women's soccer schedules were determined in a live draw by representatives of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) in conjunction with the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Comm...

"Stephen Curry 2" by Keith Allison from Owings Mills, USA - Stephen Curry. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons NBA Playoffs: Amazing Comeback by Golden State Warriors

"Stephen Curry 2" by Keith Allison from Owings Mills, USA - Stephen Curry. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons U.S. Sports Desk, Apr 24 (EFE).- Superstar point guard Stephen Curry made a game-tying shot from behind the arc with time winding down in regulation and finished with 40 points in the Golden State Warriors' come-from-behind 125-119 overtime victory over the New Orleans P...

Source: FIVB Costa Rica Eliminated from U20 Women’s Volleyball Tournament

Source: FIVB Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, April 22, 2015 (FIVB Press Release) - Hosts Dominican Republic and Argentina are set to clash on Wednesday in a match between undefeated teams at the U20 Women’s Pan American Cup in Santo Domingo. Both teams have won their three matches thus far, all in straight sets. In Tuesday’s action, Argentina defeated Costa Rica (0-3 win-loss ratio) whil...

A massive Corinthians club flag,. Wikimedia Commons 8 Brazilian Football Fans Executed in Their Own Clubhouse

A massive Corinthians club flag,. Wikimedia Commons Sao Paulo, Apr 19 (EFE).- Armed men gunned down eight members of a radical fan group for Corinthians, one of Brazil's most popular soccer teams, although police on Sunday ruled out linking the massacre to a fight among rival teams' supporters. The killings occurred after 11 p.m. on Saturday in front of the Pavilhão Nove group's headquarter...

La Sele Mexico vs. Costa Rica: Tickets Now Available

By PR Rocket on April 15, 2015 / Ticket Down has rolled back ticket prices across the board for the international friendly soccer match between soccer powerhouses, Mexico and Costa Rica, at the Florida Citrus Bowl on June 27th. This popular ticket site is offering their customer appreciation promo/coupon code SOCCER for added savings. Ticket Down is a reputable source of authentic tickets for t...

Quepos marlin sportfishing New Records Set at Offshore Fishing World Cup in Costa Rica

April 15, 2015, QUEPOS, Costa Rica. — The fleet of 67 international teams from 28 countries charged out of Marina Pez Vela under picture perfect conditions yesterday, April 14,th for day two of the 16th Annual Offshore World Championship tournament. The end result was a new single day tournament record with 940 sailfish, 1 black marlin and one striped marlin being released. The white hot bite c...

Wikimedia Commons NFL Player Aaron Hernandez Convicted of Murder

Wikimedia Commons Washington, Apr 15 (EFE).- Aaron Hernandez, a former tight end with the NFL New England Patriots, was found guilty on Wednesday of first degree murder in the 2013 death of Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro football player from Boston who was dating his killer's sister. Hernandez, 25, fired his pistol six times at the 27-year-old victim. The seven-woman five-man jury deliberated fo...

Source: Wikimedia Commons Fair Play Fail: Football Legend Maradona Attacks Fans (VIDEO)

Source: Wikimedia Commons Bogota, Apr 12 (EFE).- Retired Argentine soccer player Diego Maradona is the star of a video going viral on social networks that shows him taking a swipe at a man who tried to photograph him after the "Match for Peace" played earlier this weekend in Colombia's capital. The 54-year-old Maradona tried to make his way around Bogota's Techo stadium following Friday nig...

Coliseum Alfonso Pérez in Getafe. Wikimedia Commons Getafe 1 – Villareal 1: Costa Rica’s Campbell Does Not Play

Coliseum Alfonso Pérez in Getafe. Wikimedia Commons Getafe, Spain, Apr 12 (EFE).- Getafe and Villareal scrapped their way to a 1-1 tie in the 31st week of La Liga play at the Alfonso Perez Coliseum in a match during which Argentina's Mateo Musacchio was seriously injured and numerous yellow cards handed out, preventing the smooth development of the contest.   It was Ikechukwu Uche w...

Pele (left) once played for the NY Cosmos. Wikimedia Commons Pele Talks About “Football Genes” in His Family

Pele (left) once played for the NY Cosmos. Wikimedia Commons Sao Paulo, Apr 5 (EFE).- Iconic soccer star Pele asked that his son Joshua, who plays for the Santos Sub-20 team, and his grandson Octavio Felinto, who at age 16 has just turned pro for Guarani de Divinopolis, not be compared with him, the Sao Paulo press reported Sunday. "I'm proud of them all and for my son Joshua and my grandso...

Serena Williams. Source: Wikimedia Commons Serena Williams Wins Miami Open for the 8th Time

Serena Williams. Source: Wikimedia Commons Miami, Apr 4 (EFE).- American top seed Serena Williams was in devastating form here Saturday afternoon in the final of the Miami Open, trouncing Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2, 6-0 in less than an hour to claim her eighth title at this elite hard-court event. Williams hit 26 more winners than her opponent (29-3) and won 95 percent of her first-se...

Source: FEDEFUTBOL Costa Rica is Headed to Yet Another World Cup

Over the last couple of years, Costa Rica has been enjoying football prestige at the highest level. First we had the honor of hosting the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, an event that was praised by sports media outlets and FIFA officials for its level of organization. A few months later, the National Men's Football Team of Costa Rica (La Sele) delivered a surprising and electric performance at ...

Source: FEDEFUTBOL Costa Rica Involved in Alleged Beach Football Match Rigging

Source: FEDEFUTBOL The National Men's Beach Football Team of Costa Rica is currently under investigation by the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) after allegations of match rigging. Some of the allegations were brought up by Ramon Raya, who currently manages the Mexican National Beach Football Team. Mr. Raya has been quite emphatic in his...

Serena Williams. Source: Wikimedia Commons Serena Williams Advances to Semifinals in Miami

Serena Williams. Source: Wikimedia Commons Miami, Apr 2 (EFE).- Britain's Andy Murray and American Serena Williams advanced to the semifinals of the Miami Open with three-set victories over Dominic Thiem and Sabine Lisicki, respectively. Murray got off to a slow start in his Wednesday afternoon match and paid the price against the 21-year-old Thiem, one of the biggest surprises of this elit...

Esteban Alvarado training with Keylor Navas Panama 2 – Costa Rica 1 at the Rommel Fernandez Stadium

Esteban Alvarado training with Keylor Navas The alternative lineup proposed by Paulo Cesar Wanchope for the National Men's Football Team of Costa Rica, better known to fans as “La Sele,” proved to be a disaster. La Sele faced the National Team of Panama at the Rommel Fernandez Stadium for the second friendly match of 2015, and coach Wanchope quickly found out that young players such as Lemar H...

La Sele Costa Rica Travels to Panama for Friendly Football Match

After drawing a goalless home match against Paraguay, the National Men's Football Team of Costa Rica, affectionately known to fans as La Sele, is now in Panama for another international friendly match. Manager Paulo Wanchope decided to allow World Cup-caliber players to grace the pitch of the Chinese-donated National Stadium against Paraguay: against the National Football Team of Panama, however, ...

Serena Williams. Source: Wikimedia Commons Serena Williams and Novak Djokovich Advance in Miami

Serena Williams. Source: Wikimedia Commons Miami, Mar 29 (EFE).- Serbia's Novak Djokovic and American Serena Williams, the defending men's and women's champions, respectively, advanced at the Miami Open. Djokovic defeated Slovakia's Martin Klizan 6-0, 5-7, 6-1, while Williams rolled to a 6-3, 6-1 win over Romania's Monica Nicolescu on Saturday. The Serbian world No. 1, who will face Belg...

Source: FEDEFUTBOL CR Costa Rica 0 – Paraguay 0 at the National Stadium in San Jose

Source: FEDEFUTBOL CR The triumphant return of the National Men's Football Team of Costa Rica, lovingly known to fans as “La Sele,” to the Chinese-donated National Stadium, was not exactly triumphant, but it established a streak of 13 matches without losing. Both Costa Rica and Paraguay brought out the heavy artillery to the pitch. The starting lineup of La Sele was reminiscent of the natio...

Source: FEDEFUTBOL Paraguay Will Travel to Costa Rica for Friendly Match

Source: FEDEFUTBOL UPDATE: Read the full match report here. The members of National Men's Football Team of Costa Rica, affectionately known as La Sele, are preparing to welcome their counterparts from Paraguay at the Chinese-donated National Stadium in La Sabana Metropolitan Park. This week, players from La Sele who play abroad began arriving and training for their first international match...

Messi with teammate Neymar. Wikimedia Commons Barcelona 2 – Real Madrid 1 in La Liga’s El Clasico

Messi with teammate Neymar. Wikimedia Commons Barcelona, Mar 22 (EFE).- FC Barcelona emerged with a hardfought 2-1 victory over Real Madrid on Sunday at Camp Nou as the two top teams in the Spanish soccer league standings - and arguably the biggest rivalry in the sport - squared off in the latest edition of "El Clasico." Barcelona, now with 69 points in the rankings, thus increased its lead...

An energy drink endorsed by the late Perro Aguayo Jr. Flickr Commons Son of Legendary Mexican Wrestler Dies in the Ring

An energy drink endorsed by the late Perro Aguayo Jr. Flickr Commons Mexico City, Mar 21 (EFE).- Mexican wrestler Pedro "Perro" Aguayo Jr. died Saturday of injuries from a kick by his opponent during a match in the city of Tijuana, officials of the sport known as "lucha libre," or freestyle wrestling, reported. Aguayo, 35, son of the legendary wrestler, the late Perro Aguayo, was knocked un...

Wikimedia Commons Injured NBA Star Kevin Durant Could Miss Rest of Season

Wikimedia Commons U.S. Sports Desk, Mar 21 (EFE).- Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant, the reigning league MVP, is struggling to recover from a foot injury and could miss the remainder of the 2014-2015 NBA season. The Thunder's general manager, Sam Presti, on Friday confirmed the lack of progress in Durant's recovery after a Feb. 23 operation and said the team's franchise player w...

La-Sele CONCACAF Gold Cup Tickets Now Available in the U.S.

This year’s CONCACAF Gold Cup is bound to be one of the most exciting in history. After a masterful performance by the National Men’s Football Team of Costa Rica in last year’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil, La Sele is currently a favorite to win this prestigious tournament. The Gold Cup will be decided in the United States at the following stadiums: Lincoln Financial Field M & T Bank Stadium...

Messi with teammate Neymar. Wikimedia Commons Messi Shines as Barcelona Advances in UEFA Champions League

Messi with teammate Neymar. Wikimedia Commons Barcelona, Mar 18 (EFE).- Barcelona, led by a masterful Lionel Messi, claimed a berth in the Champions League quarterfinals with a 1-0 win here Wednesday over Manchester City, who would have suffered an embarrassing rout but for the heroics of goalkeeper Joe Hart. Having beaten City 2-1 in the first leg at Manchester, Barça needed only to hold t...

Pele (left) once played for the NY Cosmos. Wikimedia Commons Legendary New York Cosmos Football Club Travels to Cuba

Pele (left) once played for the NY Cosmos. Wikimedia Commons New York, Mar 16 (EFE).- The New York Cosmos, led by Spanish legend Raul Gonzalez, will become the first U.S. professional sports team to play in Cuba since Washington and Havana agreed three months ago to restore relations after a gap of 54 years. "I for one have always believed in the power of sport to bring people together and ...

Source: FEDEFUTBOL Costa Rica U-17 National Team Advances to World Cup

Source: FEDEFUTBOL With a clean slate victory over Canada, the U17 Youth National Football Team of Costa Rica secured its participation I the upcoming U17 FIFA World Cup in Chile. The 3-0 victory over the Canadian National Team gave Costa Rica a reason to celebrate their improvement over the last few weeks. The last four U17 teams from CONCACAF that participated in the qualifiers hosted in ...

Source: Cogsi, DeviantArt FIFA Bans English Footballer for a Lifetime

Source: Wikimedia Commons A lifetime ban imposed by The Football Association (The FA) against British player Michael Boateng (from England) in relation to match manipulation has been extended by FIFA to have worldwide effect.   Michael Boateng admitted to charges laid against him by The FA for several breaches of The FA Rules, including accepting a bribe, gift, reward or other consi...

Source: CONCACAF Costa Rica Remains at #13 on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking

Source: CONCACAF For the second time in a row, the National Men's Football Team of Costa Rica is ranked at the 13th position in the world by the International Federation of Association Football (known as FIFA due to its French initials). Although in terms of friendly matches Costa Rica has not been active in 2015, the team's stellar performance in 2014, which includes their historical run duri...

Rio de Janeiro Major Sanctions for Brazilian Football Clubs That Miss Payroll

Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Mar 10 (EFE).- Brazil's professional soccer clubs will be penalized in the standings for failing to pay players on time, the Brazilian Soccer Confederation, or CBF, announced Tuesday. Under the CBF's "labor fair play" initiative, offending clubs will lose three points for every match played with salaries in arrears. Only players, their attorneys and the pla...

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