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Central American Football Union

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They have been a member of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) since 1927, a member of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) since 1961, and a member of the Central American Football Union (UNCAF) since 1990.
The Unión Centroamericana de Fútbol (Central American Football Union), more commonly known by the acronym UNCAF, represents the national football teams of Central America: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.

2014 FIFA World Cup Group D

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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.
Group D of the 2014 FIFA World Cup consisted of Uruguay, Costa Rica, England, and Italy.

1990 FIFA World Cup

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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.
Costa Rica, Ireland and the UAE made their first appearances in the finals.

Rolando Fonseca

Currently its historical topscorer is Rolando Fonseca with 47 goals.
Fonseca is the Costa Rica national football team's all-time top goalscorer.

CONCACAF

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They have been a member of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) since 1927, a member of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) since 1961, and a member of the Central American Football Union (UNCAF) since 1990.

Uruguay national football team

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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. The fourth-place team in the CONCACAF qualifying fourth round (Costa Rica) played off against the fifth-place team in the CONMEBOL qualifying group (Uruguay).
In the 2014 World Cup Uruguay was placed in Group D alongside Costa Rica, England, and Italy.

Paulo Wanchope

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The match was won 5–2 by Costa Rica with two goals from Rolando Fonseca, one from Paulo Wanchope, one from Reynaldo Parks and Jafeth Soto.
Paulo César Wanchope Watson (born 31 July 1976), more commonly known as Paulo Wanchope, is a Costa Rican former footballer and former Head Coach of the Costa Rica national football team.

El Salvador national football team

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The national team made its debut in the Independence Centenary Games held in Guatemala City in September 1921, winning their first game 7–0 against El Salvador.
The tournament was between Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, and El Salvador.

Guatemala national football team

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In the final, Costa Rica defeated 6–0 Guatemala to claim the trophy.
In the final, Guatemala were defeated 6–0 by Costa Rica.

Alexandre Guimarães

During the qualifiers, though, Costa Rica started with many ups and downs, first in command of Brazilian coach Gilson Nunes Sequeira and then with another fellow Brazilian naturalized to Costa Rican Alexandre Guimarães.
He was the Costa Rica national football team head coach in Korea-Japan 2002 and Germany 2006, and had successful runs with teams like Al Wasl in United Arab Emirates, Tianjin Teda in China and Deportivo Saprissa in Costa Rica.

2002 FIFA World Cup Group C

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Costa Rica were put in Pot D for the World Cup and were put into Group C with Brazil, China PR, and Turkey.
Costa Rica tied with Turkey, but the second place was defined over goals difference.

Costa Rican Football Federation

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The Costa Rica national football team (Selección de fútbol de Costa Rica) is administered by the Costa Rican Football Federation (FEDEFUTBOL), the governing body for football in Costa Rica.
The Costa Rican Football Federation (Federación Costarricense de Fútbol), commonly known as FEDEFUTBOL or FEDEFUT, is the official association football governing body in Costa Rica and is in charge of the Costa Rican national team.

Aztecazo

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Afterwards, Costa Rica bounced back with a huge win against Mexico in Mexico city 1–2, which is usually referred as the Aztecazo, with goals from Rolando Fonseca and Hernan Medford.
Both Mexico and Costa Rica reached the matchday with four points, both losing as visitors against the United States.

Walter Centeno

The ticos sank Panama in an away match at the Rommel Fernández 1–3, with goals from Álvaro Saborío, Ronald Gomez and Walter Centeno.
Wálter Centeno Corea (born 6 October 1974) is a retired Costa Rican football midfielder who is one of Costa Rica's best players.

Jamaica national football team

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It is, along with the United States, Honduras, Canada and Costa Rica, one of the rare teams from the CONCACAF region to draw against Mexico in the Estadio Azteca in a World Cup qualifier match.

Keylor Navas

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After failing to qualify for 2010 World Cup in South Africa, the team needed to initiate a new era, based on the combined generational shift with young but experienced talent such as James Douglas McDonald, Keylor Navas, Cristian Bolaños, Randall Azofeifa, Michael Barrantes and of course the very young and upcoming star Joel Campbell.
Keylor Antonio Navas Gamboa (born 15 December 1986) is a Costa Rican professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Costa Rica national team.

1969 CONCACAF Championship

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They have won three CONCACAF Championships (1963, 1969 and 1989) and a leading with eight championships in the Copa Centroamericana and its predecessor.

2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONMEBOL)

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The fourth-place team in the CONCACAF qualifying fourth round (Costa Rica) played off against the fifth-place team in the CONMEBOL qualifying group (Uruguay).
The team from fourth place in the CONCACAF qualifying fourth round (Costa Rica) entered into a home and away play-off against the team which finished fifth in the CONMEBOL qualifying group (Uruguay).

Joel Campbell

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After failing to qualify for 2010 World Cup in South Africa, the team needed to initiate a new era, based on the combined generational shift with young but experienced talent such as James Douglas McDonald, Keylor Navas, Cristian Bolaños, Randall Azofeifa, Michael Barrantes and of course the very young and upcoming star Joel Campbell.
Joel Nathaniel Campbell Samuels (born 26 June 1992) is a Costa Rican professional footballer who plays for Liga MX club León and the Costa Rica national team as a forward, but can also be deployed on the wings.

1989 CONCACAF Championship

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They have won three CONCACAF Championships (1963, 1969 and 1989) and a leading with eight championships in the Copa Centroamericana and its predecessor.
Their scheduled opponents Costa Rica therefore advanced to the Final Round unopposed.

Jorge Luis Pinto

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The Colombian Jorge Luis Pinto took over in the group stage. Rónald González was interim contract before hiring in September 2010 of Ricardo La Volpe, whose job lasted only 10 months to be replaced by the Colombian coach Jorge Luis Pinto, in his second chance in front of the national team, with the goal of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup.
After an unsuccessful attempt at coaching Costa Rica in 2004–2005, Pinto returned to Colombia to coach a recently promoted team Corporación Nuevo Cúcuta Deportivo which he led to win their first Colombian National Championship in their history.

Ricardo La Volpe

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Rónald González was interim contract before hiring in September 2010 of Ricardo La Volpe, whose job lasted only 10 months to be replaced by the Colombian coach Jorge Luis Pinto, in his second chance in front of the national team, with the goal of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup.
As a coach, La Volpe was in charge of both the Mexico and Costa Rica national teams, coaching the former at the 2006 World Cup.

2010 FIFA World Cup

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After failing to qualify for 2010 World Cup in South Africa, the team needed to initiate a new era, based on the combined generational shift with young but experienced talent such as James Douglas McDonald, Keylor Navas, Cristian Bolaños, Randall Azofeifa, Michael Barrantes and of course the very young and upcoming star Joel Campbell.
Costa Rica complained over Uruguay's winning goal in the [[2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (inter-confederation play-offs)#CONCACAF 4th place v CONMEBOL 5th place|CONMEBOL–CONCACAF playoff]], while Egypt and Algeria's November 2009 matches were surrounded by reports of crowd trouble.

CONCACAF Championship

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They have won three CONCACAF Championships (1963, 1969 and 1989) and a leading with eight championships in the Copa Centroamericana and its predecessor.

Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica (2011)

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In September, Costa Rica won 3–1 against the United States in Estadio Nacional in San José.
It also serves as the home stadium of the Costa Rica national football team.