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Costa Rica


Federation founded: 1921
FIFA member since: 1921
Confederation: CONCACAF
Colours: Red and blue
Nicknames: Los Ticos
World Cups qualified for: 4 (of 20)
Best results: Quarterfinal 2014

WORLD CUP RANKING
P 15 W 5 D 4 L 6 GF 17 GA 23 Pts 19
Costa Rica are 29th on the all-time table.

WORLD CUP SUMMARY
1958 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1962 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1966 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1970 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1974 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1978 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1982 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1986 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1990 Round of 16 13 Squad Qualifiers
1994 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1998 Did not qualify Qualifiers
2002 First round 19 Squad Qualifiers
2006 First round 31 Squad Qualifiers
2010 Did not qualify Qualifiers
2014 Quarterfinal 8 Squad Qualifiers
* Costa Rica entered first time for the 1958 World Cup.

TEAM RECORDS
Champions -
Finalists -
Semifinalists (or top 4) -
Quarterfinalists (or top 8) 2014
Biggest win 3-1 vs Uruguay 2014
Biggest loss 2-5 vs Brazil 2002
Most wins in a row 2
Most losses in a row 4
Longest unbeaten run 5
Longest run without win 5
Longest run qualifying 2 (2002-06)
Longest run not qualifying 8 (1958-86)
Penalty shoot-outs 1 win, 1 loss
CRC vs Europe W3 - D4 - L3
CRC vs South America W1 - D0 - L3
CRC vs Asia W1 - D0 - L0

MOST WORLD CUP APPEARANCES
Christian Bolaņos 7 2006-14
Michael Umaņa 7 2006-14
Walter Centeno 6 2002-06
Ronald Gomez 6 2002-06
Luis Marin 6 2002-06
Mauricio Solis 6 2002-06
Paulo Wanchope 6 2002-06

MOST WORLD CUP GOALS
Ronald Gomez 3 2002-06
Paulo Wanchope 3 2002-06
Bryan Ruiz 2 2014


 

YEAR RD OPPONENTS RESULT 1990 1R Scotland W 1-0 1R Brazil L 0-1 1R Sweden W 2-1 2R Czechoslovakia L 1-4 2002 1R China W 2-0 1R Turkey D 1-1 1R Brazil L 2-5 2006 1R Germany L 2-4 1R Ecuador L 0-3 1R Poland L 1-2 2014 1R Uruguay W 3-1 1R Italy W 1-0 1R England D 0-0 2R Greece [5-3 ap] D 1-1 QF Netherlands [3-4 ap] D 0-0



 

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