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Flag of Costa Rica Costa Rica
Costa Rica football association
Nickname(s) Ticos
La Sele
"Giant Killers"
Association Costa Rican Football Federation
Confederation CONCACAF
Head coach Flag of Costa Rica [Oscar Ramirez]]
Captain Bryan Ruiz
Most caps Walter Centeno (137)
Top scorer Rolando Fonseca (47)
Ground Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica
FIFA code CRC
FIFA ranking 1
Highest FIFA ranking 1
World Cup appearances 5 (First in 1990)
Best result Champions, 2018
CONCACAF Gold Cup appearances 15 (First in 1963)
Best result Winners; 1963, 1969,
1989
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The Costa Rica national football team is the national association football team of Costa Rica and is controlled by the Costa Rican Football Federation.

History

Main article: History of the Costa Rica national football team

FIFA World Cup history

Main article: Costa Rica FIFA World Cup history

FIFA World Cup

CONCACAF Gold Cup

Main article: Costa Rica CONCACAF Gold Cup history

Friendly matches 2013-14

Main article: Costa Rica friendly match history

Current squad

The following 23 players were selected for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Caps and goals updated as of July 5, 2014 after the game against Netherlands.

# Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Keylor Navas December 15, 1986 (1986-12-15) (age 33) 58 0 Flag of Spain Levante
18 1GK Patrick Pemberton May 24, 1982 (1982-05-24) (age 38) 21 0 Flag of Costa Rica Alajuelense
23 1GK Daniel Cambronero December 1, 1987 (1987-12-01) (age 32) 4 0 Flag of Costa Rica Herediano
2 2DF Johnny Acosta July 21, 1983 (1983-07-21) (age 37) 27 1 Flag of Costa Rica Alajuelense
3 2DF Giancarlo González February 8, 1988 (1988-02-08) (age 32) 40 2 Flag of the United States Columbus Crew
4 2DF Michael Umaña July 16, 1982 (1982-07-16) (age 38) 87 1 Flag of Costa Rica Saprissa
6 2DF Óscar Duarte June 3, 1989 (1989-06-03) (age 31) 15 1 Belgium Club Brugge
8 2DF David Myrie June 1, 1988 (1988-06-01) (age 32) 13 0 Flag of Costa Rica Herediano
12 2DF Waylon Francis September 20, 1990 (1990-09-20) (age 29) 1 0 Flag of the United States Columbus Crew
15 2DF Júnior Díaz September 12, 1983 (1983-09-12) (age 36) 67 1 Germany Mainz 05
16 2DF Cristian Gamboa October 24, 1989 (1989-10-24) (age 30) 30 1 Flag of Norway Rosenborg
19 2DF Roy Miller November 24, 1984 (1984-11-24) (age 35) 49 1 Flag of the United States New York Red Bulls
5 3MF Celso Borges May 27, 1988 (1988-05-27) (age 32) 68 15 Flag of Sweden Good one AIK
7 3MF Christian Bolaños May 17, 1984 (1984-05-17) (age 36) 60 2 Unattached
11 3MF Michael Barrantes October 4, 1983 (1983-10-04) (age 36) 52 4 Flag of Norway Aalesund
13 3MF Esteban Granados October 25, 1985 (1985-10-25) (age 34) 11 0 Flag of Costa Rica Herediano
17 3MF Yeltsin Tejeda March 17, 1992 (1992-03-17) (age 28) 27 0 Flag of Costa Rica Saprissa
20 3MF Diego Calvo April 25, 1991 (1991-04-25) (age 29) 10 1 Flag of Norway Vålerenga
22 3MF José Miguel Cubero February 14, 1987 (1987-02-14) (age 33) 39 2 Flag of Costa Rica Herediano
9 4FW Joel Campbell June 26, 1992 (1992-06-26) (age 28) 38 10 England Arsenal
10 4FW Bryan Ruiz August 18, 1985 (1985-08-18) (age 34) 68 15 England Fulham
14 4FW Randall Brenes August 13, 1983 (1983-08-13) (age 37) 42 8 Flag of Costa Rica Cartaginés
21 4FW Marco Ureña March 5, 1990 (1990-03-05) (age 30) 28 8 Flag of Russia Good One Kuban Krasnodar

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up within the past 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Esteban Alvarado April 28, 1989 (1989-04-28) (age 31) 2 0 Netherlands AZ 2014 FIFA World Cup preliminary squad
GK Leonel Moreira January 8, 1990 (1990-01-08) (age 30) 5 0 Flag of Costa Rica Herediano v. South Korea.png South Korea, January 25, 2014
GK Luis Torres March 16, 1985 (1985-03-16) (age 35) 0 0 Flag of Costa Rica Cartaginés 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup
DF Heiner Mora October 21, 1984 (1984-10-21) (age 35) 22 1 Flag of Costa Rica Saprissa 2014 FIFA World Cup (Injury)
DF Kendall Waston January 21, 1988 (1988-01-21) (age 32) 2 0 Flag of Costa Rica Saprissa 2014 FIFA World Cup preliminary squad
DF José Salvatierra October 10, 1989 (1989-10-10) (age 30) 26 0 Flag of Costa Rica Alajuelense v. Flag of Paraguay.png Paraguay, March 5, 2014
DF Christopher Meneses May 2, 1990 (1990-05-02) (age 30) 15 0 Flag of Sweden Good one Norrköping v. South Korea.png South Korea, January 25, 2014
DF Porfirio Lopez October 9, 1985 (1985-10-09) (age 34) 6 0 Flag of Costa Rica Alajuelense v. South Korea.png South Korea, January 25, 2014
DF Bryan Oviedo February 18, 1990 (1990-02-18) (age 30) 26 1 England Everton v. Flag of Australia.png Australia, November 19, 2013
DF Carlos Johnson March 17, 1984 (1984-03-17) (age 36) 14 0 Flag of Costa Rica Cartaginés v. Flag of Mexico.png Mexico, October 15, 2013
DF Juan Diego Madrigal May 21, 1987 (1987-05-21) (age 33) 7 0 Flag of Costa Rica Saprissa 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup
MF Carlos Hernández April 9, 1982 (age 32) 39 6 Flag of Costa Rica Cartaginés 2014 FIFA World Cup preliminary squad
MF Ariel Rodríguez April 22, 1986 (1986-04-22) (age 34) 16 0 Flag of Costa Rica Alajuelense 2014 FIFA World Cup preliminary squad
MF Hansell Araúz April 21, 1989 (1989-04-21) (age 31) 0 0 Flag of Costa Rica Saprissa 2014 FIFA World Cup preliminary squad
MF Pablo Herrera February 14, 1987 (1987-02-14) (age 33) 25 3 Flag of Costa Rica Cartaginés v. South Korea.png South Korea, January 25, 2014
MF Kenny Cunningham June 7, 1985 (1985-06-07) (age 35) 13 1 Flag of New Zealand Wellington Phoenix v. South Korea.png South Korea, January 25, 2014
MF Mauricio Castillo June 19, 1987 (1987-06-19) (age 33) 8 1 Flag of the People's Republic of China Qingdao Jonoon v. South Korea.png South Korea, January 25, 2014
MF Rodney Wallace June 17, 1988 (1988-06-17) (age 32) 16 3 Flag of the United States Portland Timbers v. Flag of Mexico.png Mexico, October 15, 2013
MF Osvaldo Rodríguez December 17, 1990 (1990-12-17) (age 29) 11 0 Flag of Costa Rica Alajuelense 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup
FW Álvaro Saborío March 22, 1982 (1982-03-22) (age 38) 93 32 Flag of the United States Real Salt Lake 2014 FIFA World Cup (Injury)
FW Jairo Arrieta August 25, 1983 (1983-08-25) (age 36) 17 4 Flag of the United States Columbus Crew 2014 FIFA World Cup preliminary squad
FW John Jairo Ruiz January 10, 1994 (1994-01-10) (age 26) 1 0 Belgium Oostende v. Flag of Paraguay.png Paraguay, March 5, 2014
FW Jonathan McDonald October 28, 1987 (1987-10-28) (age 32) 9 0 Flag of Costa Rica Alajuelense v. South Korea.png South Korea, January 25, 2014
FW Víctor Núñez April 15, 1980 (1980-04-15) (age 40) 18 6 Flag of Costa Rica Herediano v. Flag of Mexico.png Mexico, October 15, 2013
FW Yendrick Ruiz April 12, 1987 (1987-04-12) (age 33) 5 0 Flag of Costa Rica Herediano v. Flag of Jamaica.png Jamaica, September 10, 2013

Current coaching staff

Alumni

Former players

Main article: List of Costa Rican international players

Managers

Main article: List of Costa Rica international managers

Honours

1990 FIFA World Cup Round of 16, 2002 FIFA World Cup, 2006 FIFA World Cup Group Stage 2014 FIFA World Cup Quarter-Finals, 2018 FIFA World Cup(Current)

External links

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