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Source: Cogsi, DeviantArt International Symposium Against Match Fixing Held in Costa Rica

FIFPro World Players' Union Press Release – FIFPro’s newly minted match fixing initiative got off to a strong start in Costa Rica. Representatives from unions in fifteen countries attended the “Train the Trainer” event in San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, for a three day symposium on tactics to deter and disincentivize engagement in match fixing. FIFPro’s campaign, which is a combined initia...

Walter Tavares Instagram Cape Verde Giant Signs With Atlanta Hawks of the NBA

Walter Tavares Instagram Las Palmas, Spain, Jul 2 (EFE).- Cape Verdean center Walter Tavares will become the first player from that island nation to play in the NBA after the Atlanta Hawks agreed to terms with their 2014 second-round pick, who played the past three seasons with Spanish-league club Herbalife Gran Canaria. "A bittersweet day for me: today I have to say goodbye to the club tha...

Las Ticas Costa Rica vs. US on August 16: Get Your Tickets Now

File photo (PRWEB) July 01, 2015 -- The popular squad once again captivated a nation and garnered the attention of the world with their stellar performance at the 2015 FIFA World Cup. Led by a fleet of offensive stars with huge skills and small egos and goalie Hope Solo, the team is obviously a formidable opponent for any National Team throughout the world. The 2015 World Cup was a huge and...

Natalia Alfaro and Karen Cope. Source: FIVB Costa Rica at the Beach Volleyball World Championships

Natalia Alfaro and Karen Cope. Source: FIVB Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, June 28, 2015 - Natalia Alfaro and Karen Cope are only the second ever team from Costa Rica to qualify for the FIVB World Championships. The pair make their first appearance as a team in an international event and are seeded 38th in the Netherlands. Alfaro/Cope had a tough opening pool match against the experienced Germ...

Source: FEDEFUTBOL CR Is Costa Rica Ready for the 2015 Gold Cup?

Source: FEDEFUTBOL CR The National Men's Football Team of Costa Rica, affectionately known as La Sele, has not won a single friendly match intended as preparation for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, which will be hosted in the United States and Canada in the next few days. The final preparation match for Costa Rica was against Mexico; it took place in the football-crazed city of Orlando in Flor...

Source: Wikimedia Commons Kobe Bryant Enjoys Costa Rica Before 20th Lakers Season

Source: Wikimedia Commons To ensure the privacy of his family, basketball star Kobe Bryant reportedly purchased enough tickets to clear out an entire section of a movie theater while on vacation in Costa Rica. Mr. Bryant has been in Costa Rica for about a week. According to online gossip and entertainment website TMZ.com, Mr. Bryant took his wife and daughters to the Beach Cinema Playa Herm...

Copa America 2015 Copa America: Resilient Peru Ties Lackluster Colombia, Advances

Temuco, Chile, Jun 21 (EFE).- The Peruvian national soccer team held off the Colombian attack here on Sunday, fighting it out to a scoreless draw on the last day of the Copa America group phase and qualifying for the quarterfinals. The Peruvians remained ahead of Colombia in the Group C rankings, as the match between Brazil and Venezuela ended up with the Selecao winning 2-1 and finishing the f...

Source: Wikimedia Keylor Navas Wedding Report from Costa Rica

Source: FEDEFUTBOL San Jose, Jun 21 (EFE).- Real Madrid's Costa Rican goalkeeper, Keylor Navas wed Andrea Salas on the weekend in a Catholic church in this capital where a huge crowd - along with a large number of media personnel - gathered to see the couple enter the building. The ceremony, presided at by Father Sergio Valverde, was held in the church in Santa Ana, a small community in the...

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 Cristiano Ronaldo Can Not Attend Teammate’s Wedding in 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 football star Cristiano Ronaldo of the stellar Spanish club Real Madrid will be missing from the wedding ceremony of his equally stella...

Goalkeeper Dinnia Diaz from Costa Rica. Source: Facebook A Heartbreaking World Cup Loss: Costa Rica 0 – Brazil 1

Goalkeeper Dinnia Diaz from Costa Rica. Source: Facebook At the Moncton Stadium of the Canadian province of New Brunswick, the National Women's Football Team of Costa Rica (Las Ticas) fell against the “canarinha” (canary yellow) of Brazil by a single goal, thus ending their dreams of staying in the FIFA Women's World Cup. The Brazilian coach arrived in Moncton with little to worry about. Al...

Source: FEDEFUTBOL CR Costa Rica Gold Cup Tickets for Houston and Toronto Matches

Source: FEDEFUTBOL CR New York, NY (PRWEB) June 15, 2015 -- This year will be the 13th time in history that the CONCACAF Gold Cup will be played and this year the tournament will be played in the United States and Canada, with this being the first time ever that matches will be held in the latter. Twelve nations will compete in the event across 14 host cities in three groups with matches begin...

Source: FECOCI Young MTB Rider Unexpectedly Wins Costa Rica Tour

Source: FECOCI After two years of ceding first overall place to guest riders from foreign teams, a Tica was crowned queen of the annual Women's Costa Rica Tour, an honor that Milagro Mena was far from expecting. Although Milagro Mena has been competing in the cycling world for a few years, she is foremost a mountain bike (MTB) rider. Nonetheless, in the run-up to the Vuelta Femenina INS a C...

Las Ticas Viva Las Ticas! Costa Rica 2 – South Korea 2

Source: FEDEFUTBOL CR A heart-stopping late goal by Karla Villalobos is giving the National Women's Football Team of Costa Rica great hopes at the 2015 FIFA World Cup in Canada. The final score of 2 – 2 against the superior National Women's Football Team of the Republic of Korea was not expected by many analysts, who were surprised that Las Ticas have been able to come away with one point o...

Wikimedia Commons China and Kazakhstan Vie for 2022 Winter Olympics

Wikimedia Commons Madrid, Jun 10 (EFE).- Beijing and Almaty will force voters "to choose between two very different but equally valid offers," with both still needing improvement in some areas, International Olympic Committee, or IOC, Executive Board member Juan Antonio Samaranch said. "They are very different, but both have taken advantage of the 2020 Agenda. We no longer want cities to co...

Source: FEDEFUTBOL International Friendly Action: Spain 2 – Costa Rica 1

Source: FEDEFUTBOL It was Tiki-Taka versus Tico-Taka at the crowded Municipal Stadium of the Kingdom of Leon in Spain, and Tiki-Taka proved to be superior as the National Men's Football of Spain won by a score of 2 - 1 against Costa Rica . This international friendly match was highly awaited by fans of Costa Rica and Spain, particularly because it featured two athletes who are making sports...

Source: CONCACAF Costa Rica Submits Roster for the 2015 Gold Cup

MIAMI (Wednesday, June 10, 2015) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) unveiled today the provisional 35-player rosters submitted by the 12 Participating Member Associations for the CONCACAF Gold Cup 2015. These binding rosters will serve as the foundation for teams to select the teams that will ultimately compete in the Confederation’s flagshi...

Source: FEDEFUTBOL CR World Cup Debut Action: Costa Rica 1 – Spain 1

Source: FEDEFUTBOL CR The National Women’s Football Teams of Costa Rica and Spain played an exciting match that marked history for both nations as they both debuted in the FIFA Women’s World Cup. For the Costa Rica players, affectionately known as Las Ticas, the match proved fruitful as they are considered underdogs in a “group of death,” which includes the powerhouse Brazilian and South Korea...

Source: ISA Costa Rica Earns Gold Medals at World Surfing Games

Source: ISA ISA Media Release -- The final day of competition at the 2015 Nicaragua Unica… Original ISA World Surfing Games presented by Lafise and Claro ended with an international celebration for the sport of surfing. Twenty-seven National Teams flooded the sands of Playa Popoyo, Nicaragua alongside thousands of spectators to cheer on the action. The entire day was full of fantastic surfi...

Messi with teammate Neymar. Wikimedia Commons 5th UEFA Champions League Title for Barcelona FC

Messi with teammate Neymar. Wikimedia Commons Berlin, Jun 6 (EFE).- FC Barcelona captured its fifth Champions League title with a 3-1 victory here Saturday over Italian club Juventus, which overcame a poor start to put a scare into the Spanish-league powerhouse. With their win at Olympiastadion Berlin, the Catalans also became the first European club to pull off two trebles (domestic league...

Source: FEDESURF CR Leilani McGonagle Shines for Costa Rica at World Surfing Games

Leilani McGonagle. Source: FEDESURF CR Day 2 of the World Surfing Games in Playa Popoyo, Nicaragua, returned more victories for the National Surfing Team of Costa Rica. After a near-perfect performance by Tico surfers on Day 1, two of the best female pro surfers in the planet had an opportunity to show their skills in the water. As widely expected, Lisbeth Vindas dominated her heat, which w...

Source: ISA Impressive Debut by Costa Rica at the World Surfing Games

Source: ISA The initial heats by board riders from the Costa Rica National Surfing Team at the World Surfing Games were nearly flawless on Day 1 of 8 of this international competition. The 2015 Nicaragua Unica Original ISA World Surfing Games presented by Lafise and Claro were declared officially open by ISA President Fernando Aguerre on Sunday, May 31. The Opening Ceremony circled the cent...

Source: Cogsi, DeviantArt Details Emerge About $10 Million in Illicit Payments to FIFA

Johannesburg, May 31 (EFE).- The former president of the local organizing committee for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Danny Jordaan, admitted that the organization he headed paid $10 million in 2008 to FIFA, although he denied that it was a bribe. Jordaan's remarks, published Sunday in the Sunday Independent, come days after an FBI investigation accused top FIFA officials of receiving $10...

Messi with teammate Neymar. Wikimedia Commons An Amazing Season for Lionel Messi and Barcelona FC

Messi with teammate Neymar. Wikimedia Commons Barcelona, May 30 (EFE).- Two goals by Leo Messi set the seal on a second title for Barcelona this season, with its conquest of the Copa del Rey in this match coming on the heels of the La Liga championship it won earlier this month. Barca downed Athletic Bilbao 1-3 in an unequal match in which the Argentine striker ruled, an unequal encounter i...

FIFA President Sepp Blatter. Wikimedia Commons FIFA President Blatter Not Worried About U.S. Investigation

FIFA President Sepp Blatter. Wikimedia Commons Zurich, Switzerland, May 30 (EFE).- Newly reelected FIFA President Sepp Blatter told members of the media Saturday that he is not concerned about a U.S. Justice Department investigation into alleged corruption within soccer's international governing body, a probe that has already led to seven arrests. "The Americans are making investigations...

WikiMedia Commons Transparency International Calls for Blatter to Abandon FIFA

With the FIFA scandal in the background and the President of the Costa Rica Football Federation (Spanish initials: FEDEFUTBOL) in custody for his alleged participation in bribery schemes, FIFA president Sepp Blatter clearly won the first round of voting for his reelection, which did not require a second round. Costa Rica abstained from voting, even though the FEDFUTBOL in the past had indicated su...

"Stephen Curry 2" by Keith Allison from Owings Mills, USA - Stephen Curry. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons Historic Victory for the 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 Oakland, California, May 28 (EFE).- League MVP Stephen Curry showed no ill effects from a nasty fall earlier this week, leading the Golden State Warriors to a series-clinching 104-90 victory over the Houston Rockets and an NBA Finals berth for the first time since 1975. ...

Eduardo Li. Source: FEDEFUTBOL President of Costa Rica Football Federation Indicted

Eduardo Li. Source: FEDEFUTBOL (United States Department of Justice Press Release) A 47-count indictment was unsealed early this morning in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, charging 14 defendants with racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies, among other offenses, in connection with the defendants’ participation in a 24-year scheme to enrich themselves through the corrupt...

Wikimedia Commons Injury Faker? Brazilian Star Football Striker “Hulk”

Wikimedia Commons Rio de Janeiro, May 25 (EFE).- Hulk, a forward for Russia's Zenit soccer squad, said that "I would never invent an injury" to avoid playing with the Brazilian national team, as some critics have suggested, and he said he was sure he would soon figure once again in the planning of coach Carlos Caetano Bledorn Veri, known as "Dunga." "Whoever knows me knows that I would neve...

Screencap of Repretel broadcast of the match New First Division Football Champion in Costa Rica: CSH

Screencap of Repretel broadcast of the match The final match of the Costa Rica First Division Summer Tournament between Club Sport Herediano (CSH) and Liga Deportiva Alajuelense (LDA) resulted in CSH being crowned champions after winning by a score of 2 (3) - 2 (2) after an electrifying match that required a penalty kick shootout. Tickets for this match were completely sold out earlier this...

Source: Movistar Andrey Amador from Costa Rica is Ranked 3rd in Giro D’Italia

Source: Movistar Movistar Team climber Andrey Amador made history on Saturday as he finished 14th on the 14th stage of the Giro D’Italia, which was a time-trial race from Treviso to Valdobbiadene in the northeast region of Italy. Despite the rainy conditions, the star cyclist from Costa Rica surprised everyone as he moved to third place on the Giro, just 3:36 behind the legendary Spanish rider...

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