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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...

Goalkeeper Dinnia Diaz from Costa Rica. Source: Facebook Spectacular: Goalkeeper Dinnia Diaz from Costa Rica

Goalkeeper Dinnia Diaz from Costa Rica. Source: Facebook The National Women’s Football Team of Costa Rica is currently undefeated at the Istria Cup in Croatia, and this distinction can be greatly attributed to the performance of star goalkeeper Dinnia Diaz. While playing a highly contested match against the French National Team, Ms. Diaz once again proved that she is one of the most reliable g...

EFE/David Fernández Rafael Nadal Enjoying Vacation in Costa Rica

EFE/David Fernández Life is good for tennis star Rafael Nadal from Spain. As previously reported by The Costa Rica Star through an EFE wire, Mr. Nadal was in top form at the Argentina Open, where he clinched his 65th career title against local favorite Juan Monaco.   As reported by national newspaper La Nacion, Mr. Nadal arrived in Costa Rica just hours after proving to the professi...

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 Villarreal Stuns Real Madrid with 1-1 Draw

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 Madrid, Mar 1 (EFE, with additional context by The Costa Rica Star).- Real Madrid could not take control on Sunday and had to settle for a 1-1 dra...

Source: FEDEFUTBOL A Final Loss in Bradenton for Costa Rica U-23 National Team

Source: FEDEFUTBOL The Under-23 Men’s National Football Team of Costa Rica wrapped up its participation in the IMG Suncoast Pro Classic with a loss to the Toronto Football Club of the North American Major League Soccer (MLS). As previously reported by The Costa Rica Star, the U-23 team took an opportunity to train for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro by accepting an invitation to match up a...

EFE/David Fernández Rafael Nadal Advances to Argentina Open Semifinals

EFE/David Fernández Buenos Aires, Feb 28 (EFE).- Spain's Rafael Nadal played at his highest level to rout Argentine Federico Delbonis 6-1, 6-1 and advance to the semifinals of the Argentina Open in Buenos Aires. The top seed at this clay-court event needed just an hour and two minutes to defeat his 59th-ranked opponent on Friday night, using his full arsenal of shots and striking the ball w...

Chelsea F.C. fans celebrate their team's 1-1 draw against Paris Saint-Germain in Champions League action Tuesday in the French capital. EFE Chelsea Suspends 3 Fans Over Racist Incident on Paris Metro

Chelsea F.C. fans celebrate their team's 1-1 draw against Paris Saint-Germain in Champions League action Tuesday in the French capital. EFE London, Feb 19 (EFE).- Chelsea F.C. said Thursday it is suspending three fans who are being investigated for a racist incident earlier this week on the Paris Metro and could bar them from Stamford Bridge permanently. “If it is deemed there is sufficient...

Source: FEDEFUTBOL Costa Rica U-23 Team Still Scoreless in Bradenton

Source: FEDEFUTBOL On Day 2 of the IMG Suncoast Pro Classic, the U-23 Men's National Team of Costa Rica faced the Columbus Crew of the United States Major League Soccer (MLS), and lost by two goals to nothing. The Ticos are not looking good in this invitational tournament, which takes place at the prestigious IMG Academy in Bradenton, a Southwest Florida city that enjoys a strong football cult...

Source: Cogsi, DeviantArt Bad Start for the U-23 Football Team of Costa Rica

As part of the preparations for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the U-23 Football Team from Costa Rica chose to participate in the IMG Suncoast Pro Classic Tournament, which takes place at the prestigious IMG Academies in Bradenton, FL. Although the Men's National Football Team of Costa Rica is currently enjoying being ranked as number 13 by FIFA, the U-23 team clearly has lots of roo...

Source: Tri-Hard High-Endurance Athletes Can Enjoy “Trications” in Costa Rica

Playa Samara Triathlon Over the last few years, Costa Rica has become the number one destination for adventure sports and high-endurance athletic competitions. Many of these events take place in the Guanacaste region, and thus many athletes have already made this province their temporary home for training purposes. Runners, competitive cyclists, open water swimmers, and endurance hikers who tr...

Fishing Costa Rica Pacific Coast Dorado Fish Deep Sea Fishing for Beginners in Costa Rica

The two coastlines of Costa Rica are blessed with abundant marine life, excellent weather, and very nice people who are eager to teach newcomers to the world of deep sea fishing the wonders of going offshore. First-timers who want to learn more about deep sea fishing should plan a trip to Costa Rica for the purpose of becoming acquainted with this recreational activity. To this effect, the followi...

The Coastal Challenge The Coastal Challenge in Costa Rica Has a New Champion

One of the most grueling adventure races in the world is the Coastal Challenge, sometimes known as the Rainforest Run in Costa Rica. The Coastal Challenge is in the category of long-distance trail running, and this Friday the competition wrapped up with an absolute and dominating victory by South African adventure racer Iain Don-Wauchope. According to Fiorella Masis of national newpaper La Naci...

Messi with teammate Neymar. Wikimedia Commons The Tragic Death of a Young FC Barcelona Fan from Costa Rica

Wikimedia Commons For many young football fans from around the world, their most endearing dream is to one day meet Lionel Messi and Neymar da Silva Santos Jr., the star strikers of the stellar Futbol Club Barcelona team of La Liga in Spain. After all, Argentinian Messi and Brazilian Neymar are widely considered to be the closest embodiments to football legends Diego Armando Maradona and Pelé....

Wikimedia Commons World-class Sportfishing in Quepos, Costa Rica

Quepos is one of the most important sites for world-class sportfishing in Costa Rica. Long renowned as one of Costa Rica’s prize fishing destinations, anglers have luck offshore of this popular Central Pacific port town just about any month of the year – though December through April mark the peak season for landing marlin and sailfish. Big game, luck, fame and prize money have lured hundreds o...

Source: Wikimedia Commons Why Tom Brady May Travel to Costa Rica Soon

Source: Wikimedia Commons Quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots is probably one of the most recognized professional athletes within the National Football League (NFL) of the United States for several reasons, and one of them is his connection to Costa Rica. The Super Bowl is one of the biggest sporting events in the entire world, and the honor of winning NFL Super Bowl XLIX, whi...

Source: OWC The Upcoming Offshore World Championship in Costa Rica

Source: OWC Twenty teams of competitive anglers from the United States, Canada and Central America (including Costa Rica) will participate in qualifying rounds ahead of the Offshore World Championship, which will take place in Puntarenas later this year. Nearly 200 anglers from around the world are vying for a spot in this major sports fishing tournament, which in 2014 was dominated by the tea...

Source: Wikimedia Keylor Navas from Costa Rica Has a New Job

Source: Wikimedia The star goalkeeper from the Real Madrid Club de Fútbol has found a new job. Nonetheless, fans from the legendary Merengue club need not worry: Keylor Navas is not transferring to a rival faction in La Liga; he is simply working on the side as the new Tourism Ambassador of Costa Rica. Such is the news from a recent press release issued by the Tourism Board of Costa Rica (Span...

Source: FEDESURFCR National Surfing Circuit in Costa Rica Heats Up

Gilbert Brown Professional surfer and all-around waterman Gilbert Brown was a clear favorite at the first day of competition in Costa Rica's Kolbi National Surfing Circuit; after all, the heats took place in break that is very familiar to the native from Limón: Playa Cocles. Brown is the current champion, but it was Anthony Fillingim who took the lead in this highly competitive tournament. ...

Joel Campbell Striker Joel Campbell of Costa Rica Heads to Spain

Source: Wikimedia Commons The Arsenal Football Club of the Barclays Premier League and the Villareal Club de Futbol of La Liga Española have agreed on a loan transfer that will see striker Joel Campbell play out the rest of the season in Spain. Campbell played an important role for Costa Rica during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, and Arsenal fans were delighted to see him finally arrive...

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