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Source: FEDEFUTBOL Discounted Tickets Still Available for Costa Rica – Brazil Match

JP Media Press Release - The Red Bull Arena in New Jersey will undoubtedly be filled to the rafters on Saturday, September 5th when Costa Rica and Brazil meet for an international friendly match on United States soil.  Both teams have a huge following of fans in the tri-state area that never miss the opportunity to see them play when they come to town.   Currently the Brazilian Men’s So...

Bulldogs FA Costa Rica American Football Team in Costa Rica Seeking Players and Staff

BULLDOGS F.A. Press Release (September 1, 2015) – Bulldogs Fútbol Americano is a Costa Rican semi-professional, Division I, American football team, based in the capital city, San José. The team was founded in 2008 and is committed to developing the skills and abilities of Bulldogs F.A. players as well as guiding the development of new American football programs. Bulldogs F.A. is currently recru...

Source: Instagram Swiss Pro Surfer Bikini Model Travels to Costa Rica

Source: Instagram Nadja Purtschert, a professional snowboarder and surfer from Switzerland who also models swimwear and athletic apparel, will travel to Costa Rica later this year to learn Spanish, work on her tan, practice her surfing skills, and enjoy the beaches of our country. While in Costa Rica, Miss Purtschert will be a student of Yalea Languages, a respected Swiss Academy that speci...

Wikimedia Commons Possible Djokovic vs. Nadal Match at U.S. Open in New York

Wikimedia Commons New York, Aug 27 (EFE).- Serbian world No. 1 Novak Djokovic will take on Brazilian Joao Souza in the first round of the U.S. Open and could face Spain's Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals, while second-ranked Swiss Roger Federer will kick off his quest for a record sixth title in New York against Argentina's Leonardo Mayer. Barring one or more upsets, Djokovic would square ...

Source: Flickr Commons Goalkeeper Critically Shot During Robbery in Colombia

Source: Flickr Commons Cali, Colombia, Aug 26 (EFE).- Uruguayan soccer player Alexis Viera, a former goalkeeper for America de Cali, sustained a spinal injury and lost sensation in his legs after being shot during a robbery attempt in Colombia, doctors said. Viera, who currently plays for the Colombian Second Division's Depor Futbol Club, was shot in the left side of his chest and the injur...

EFE/David Fernández Strip Tennis: Rafael Nadal Takes It Off in New York City

EFE/David Fernández New York, Aug 26 (EFE).- Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal, who is in this metropolis making last-minute preparations for the U.S. Open, attracted a big crowd in Manhattan's Bryant Park when he played a game of "strip-tennis" with several Tommy Hilfiger models. Playing before hundreds of surprised tourists at a mini-court set up at the park, located between the Grand Cent...

Source: George Mason University Former Redskins Star Hosts American Football Camp in Costa Rica

Source: George Mason University Virgil LeVan Seay, a former wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) of the United States, will visit Costa Rica in late August to hold a special youth sports camp. According to a news release filed by Samantha Waldenberg of the official website of the Washington Redskins, Mr. Seay will hold the camp as a friendship gesture towards a man he met when h...

Source: FEDEFUTBOL CR United States 8 – Costa Rica 0; Las Ticas Get Schooled Again

Source: FEDEFUTBOL CR The current Women’s Football Champion of the World is the United States, and the most recent match by Team USA against the National Women’s Football Team of Costa Rica proves why. Playing before a crowd of more than 44,000 at the Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, the National Team of Costa Rica (Las Ticas) were blanked out by a barrage of eight goals against zero.   T...

Wikimedia Commons Strong Smell of Marijuana Bothered Djokovic During Match

Wikimedia Commons While playing a match against Jeremy Hardy of France at the Montreal ATP World Tour Masters 1000, professional tennis star Novak Djokovic, currently the highest rated player in the world, discovered a sort of Achilles' Heel. According to a report published by Sports24 of South Africa, Mr. Djokovic complained of a pungent smell of marijuana coming from the seats surrounding th...

Wikimedia Commons Brazil Unveils Stellar Lineup for Match Against Costa Rica

Wikimedia Commons The legendary National Men’s Football of Brazil, known around the world as La Selecao, recently tendered the list of players who will face Costa Rica’s National Team on September 5th at the Red Bull Arena of New Jersey. This friendly international match is part of the FIFA commitments that member nations must adhere to, and it signals a major training opportunity for Costa Ri...

Source: ABB Legendary Football Stadium in Costa Rica Turns to Solar Power

Source: ABB ABB Media Release -- ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has been the inverter supplier of choice for a joint project with Enertiva Energia Alternativa. The project is unique for Central America: for the first time, a solar installation on the roof of a football stadium – and not just any football stadium, but the iconic Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto, locally ca...

Source: WIkimedia Commons Costa Rica Sportsbook Announces NFL Season Giveaway

Source: WIkimedia Commons PRLog - SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- Online sports betting company CRSportsBet.ag announced today the start of their “Champion of the NFL Handicapping Contest” where contestants will compete against each other to win $5,000 in Grand Prize money and weekly contest prizes. The contest rules are simple, every week of the regular NFL season each contestant just needs to gue...

Source: FEDEFUTBOL Tickets Now Available for Costa Rica – Brazil Match on Sep 5th

Wikimedia Commons Press Release Rocket -- CapitalCityTickets.com is slashing ticket prices on all inventory to see the International Friendly: Brazil vs. Costa Rica in action this year. Save on already slashed tickets prices with promo code CITY5 at checkout. CapitalCityTickets.com offers a wide selection of International Friendly: Brazil vs. Costa Rica soccer tickets for sale in all price ...

Source: Montreal Impact Football Club (MLS) Montreal Impact Acquires Explosive Forward from Costa Rica

Source: Montreal Impact Football Club (MLS) Montreal Impact Football Club Press Release -- MONTREAL – The Montreal Impact announced on Monday that the club has completed the transfer of attacking midfielder/forward and Costa Rican international Johan Venegas, from club L.D. Alajuelense. Targeted allocation money was used to acquire the player. The deal will become official upon receipt of his ...

Source: FIVB Volleyball to be Augmented in Costa Rica’s Public Schools

Wikimedia Commons San Jose, Costa Rica, FIVB Media Release– Thirty-two physical education teachers from Costa Rica participated in the FIVB VCP Young Players course under the guidance of FIVB instructor Miguel Holz Bodlaender of Chile, from July 27 to 31. The project was initiated by the national federation of Costa Rica and the Costa Rican Mnistry of Education (MEP)%2...

Club Sport Herediano Youth Football Club from Costa Rica Enters Champions League

Source: CS Herediano Facebook TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - August 03, 2015) - Scotiabank is pleased to announce the first ever Scotiabank CONCACAF U-13 Champions League invitational tournament taking place in Mexico City, August 4-8. Eight teams from across CONCACAF regions will compete in the tournament taking place at the Cruz Azul Acoxpa -- a Cruz Azul futbol training facility. Teams play...

Wikimedia Commons 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics: Money Beats Natural Snow

By Antonio Broto Beijing, Jul 31 (EFE).- The International Olympic Committee steered clear of financial risks and decided to award the 2022 Winter Games to Beijing, capital of the world's second-biggest economy, instead of Almaty, Kazakhstan, which argued it could offer a more natural and authentic cold-weather sporting event. In a decision certain to spark controversy for some time (similar...

Source: Wikimedia Commons Diego Maradona, FIFA President?

Source: Wikimedia Commons Buenos Aires, Jul 28 (EFE).- Argentine soccer icon Diego Maradona denied feeling depressed after the death of his father and said that he will go "for FIFA" in a video he posted on his Facebook page. "I know that they're saying lots of things. Nobody can know what I'm feeling inside over the death of my father. They cut off a love from me that I thought was eternal...

Wikimedia Commons Shots Fired Near Tour de France Finish Line in Paris

Wikimedia Commons Paris, Jul 26 (EFE).- Police opened fire Sunday morning on a vehicle that tried to go through barricades preventing access to an area between the Place de la Concorde and the Champs Elysees, where the Tour de France will end, officials told EFE. The driver was probably drunk and the incident was likely not terrorist-related, the officials said. The dark-colored vehicle ...

2015 Gold Cup CONCACAF Responds to Costa Rica and Panama

The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) has issued a one-paragraph response to the Football Federations of Costa Rica and Panama in light of a joint request for a review of two contentious matches in the 2015 Gold Cup. The request for review issued by Costa Rica is related to the quarterfinals match against the National Football Team of Mexico....

Source: Twitter Mexican Coach: It Wasn’t a Penalty; It Wasn’t Our Fault

Source: Twitter At the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, the National Football Teams of Mexico and Panama played the most appalling and chaotic match in CONCACAF history, which in the end gave the Mexican team a berth to play in the final match of the 2015 Gold Cup against the Jamaican National Team. The ugliness of the match was on display early on, when main referee Mark Geiger of the United State...

2015 Gold Cup CONCACAF Gold Cup: Costa Rica 0 – Mexico 1

More than 70,000 football fans flocked to the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal match between the National Men's Football Teams of Costa Rica and Mexico. This was the third time these two national squads met in a Gold Cup match, and the pressure to win was quite high as the quarterfinals of this tournament are played in knockoff fashion....

Source: Wikimedia Commons Football Legend Maradona Claims Ex-Wife Stole $8.7 Million

Source: Wikimedia Commons Buenos Aires, Jul 18 (EFE).- Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona is filing a complaint against ex-wife Claudia Villafañe over an 80-million-peso (some $8.7-million) shortfall in his accounts. The 54-year-old Maradona confirmed in remarks to Jorge Rial, a TV host with Argentina's America channel, that he is filing a tax-evasion complaint with Argentina's internal...

Las Ticas Pan American Games: Costa Rica 2 – Canada 0

At the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, the young players of the National Women's Football Team of Costa Rica were able to do what their male counterparts failed to do at the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup a couple of nights ago: score a victory over the Canadian National Team. According to staff reporter Laura Armstrong of the Toronto Star, the Canadian National Team was shorthanded a few star player...

La Sele CONCACAF Gold Cup: Costa Rica 0 – Canada 0

The final football match in Group B of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup required both teams to win. The lackluster performance of the National Football Teams of Costa Rica and Canada in the initial stage of the Gold Cup forced them to seek victory in their last match. The pressure was on La Sele to win their first international match of 2015; meanwhile, Canada needed to win in order to advance to the kn...

Wikimedia Commons Novak Djokovic Stops the Federer Express in Wimbledon Final

Wikimedia Commons London, Jul 12 (EFE).- Serbian world No. 1 Novak Djokovic beat Switzerland's Roger Federer 7-6 (7-1), 6-7 (10-12), 6-4, 6-3 on Sunday to win his third Wimbledon title. "It's a great privilege to play against Roger, who is a great champion," Djokovic said. "He has done so much for our sport on and off the court. It's a great honor to play him again." The 28-year-old Djok...

Source: FEDEFUTBOL CR CONCACAF Gold Cup: Costa Rica 1 – El Salvador 1

Source: CONCACAF A disappointing draw between the National Football Teams of Costa Rica and El Salvador is casting serious doubts about the ability of La Sele to advance to the quarter final stage of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, which is being jointly hosted in Canada and the United States. During the first half of the match, Costa Rica struggled to control the ball and made a couple of defensive mis...

Source: CONCACAF Costa Rica – Jamaica Gold Cup Match Drew 13 Million Viewers

NEW YORK – JULY 9, 2015 – Univision Corporate Press Release Univision Deportes, the sports division of Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America, registered impressive ratings on its 2nd day of 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup coverage, the largest audience for a day 2 of Gold Cup matches on any network, regardless of language, since 2002. On UniMás, simulcast on U...

Source: FEDEFUTBOL Costa Rica 2 – Jamaica 2 at the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup

Source: FEDEFUTBOL The StubHub Center of California State University, home of the Los Angeles Galaxy of the United States Major League Soccer, was the stage for the opening match of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup for the National Football Teams of Costa Rica (La Sele) and Jamaica (the Reggae Boyz). The match took place in a stadium that was nearly half empty, with most fans rooting for Costa Rica ...

Source: FEDEFUTBOL Gold Cup Debut for Costa Rica and Jamaica Tonight

Source: FEDEFUTBOL CR The CONCACAF Gold Cup is off to an exciting start with a surprising performance by the National Team of Haiti against Panama in a match that ended up in a 1 – 1 tie. Until recently, Haiti was considered a CONCACAF minnow, but yesterday's match proved that the team from Hispaniola is determined to go the distance in the Gold Cup. The second match between the United Stat...

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