Costa Rica

Costa Rica

FIFA Ranking: 23rd
The Costa Rica national football team is administered by the Costa Rican Football Federation , the governing body for football in Costa Rica. They have been a member of the International Federation of Association Football since 1927, a member of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football since 1961 and a member of the Unión Centroamericana de Fútbol since 1990.

Costa Rica is the most successful national football team in the history of Central America. They have won three CONCACAF Championships and a leading with eight championships in the Copa Centroamericana and its predecessor. Costa Rica is the only national team in Central America to have played in four FIFA World Cup editions. Costa Rica's national football team has the all-time highest average Football Elo Ranking in Central America with 1597.1, and the all-time highest Football Elo Ranking in Central America, with 1806 in 2014.

Since the late 1980s, the team has continuously been visible as a solidly competitive side, with a prominent performance in the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy, making it to the knockout stage in their debut after finishing second in their group during the first phase, below Brazil. They also managed to qualify for the 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cups. In 2014, Costa Rica made their best performance in history by finishing first in their group that consisted of three former World Cup champions: Uruguay, Italy, and England. During the Round of 16 they defeated Greece 5–3 via a penalty shootout after a 1–1 draw. Reaching the quarterfinals for their very first time the 'Ticos' were defeated by the Netherlands also in a penalty shootout after a scoreless draw on 5 July. Description provided by Wikipedia

The Costa Rica Squad

1. Keylor Navas Costa Rica 16.5m fans 845.0
2. Joel Campbell Costa Rica 2.8m fans 718.4
3. Bryan Ruiz  Costa Rica 1.4m fans 667.3
4. Celso Borges Costa Rica 968.3k fans 621.2
5. Óscar Duarte Costa Rica 795.8k fans 600.7
6. Cristian Gamboa Costa Rica 666.1k fans 578.0
7. Christian Bolaños Costa Rica 589.2k fans 565.6
8. Kendall Waston Costa Rica 506.1k fans 545.9
9. Bryan Oviedo Costa Rica 411.3k fans 518.1
10. Patrick Pemberton Costa Rica 401.7k fans 515.2
11. Ronald Matarrita Costa Rica 330.3k fans 496.9
12. Yeltsin Tejeda Costa Rica 223.4k fans 458.1
13. Giancarlo González Costa Rica 196.7k fans 435.5
14. Daniel Colindres Costa Rica 136.5k fans 386.5
15. Rodney Wallace Costa Rica 134.3k fans 383.6
16. David Guzmán Costa Rica 104.0k fans 352.1
17. Johan Venegas Costa Rica 93.2k fans 336.0
18. Leonel Moreira Costa Rica 84.2k fans 322.9
19. Francisco Calvo Costa Rica 83.8k fans 321.4
20. Randall Azofeifa Costa Rica 60.0k fans 280.5
21. Marco Ureña Costa Rica 57.5k fans 278.3
22. Johnny Acosta Costa Rica 44.3k fans 253.4
23. Ian Smith Costa Rica No fans 149.9

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