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Costa Rica
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Nickname Los Ticos, Tricolor, Sele
Association Federación Costarricense de Fútbol
Coach Alexandre Guimaraes2005-
Most caps Luis Marín (116)
Top scorer Paulo Wanchope (43)
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First international
Costa Rica 7 - 0 El Salvador
(Guatemala CityGuatemalaSept 141921)
Largest win
Costa Rica 12 - 0 Puerto Rico
(BarranquillaColombiaDecember 101946)
Worst defeat
 Mexico 7 - 0 Costa Rica
(Mexico CityMexicoAugust 171975)
 Mexico 7 - 0 Costa Rica
(Mexico CityMexicoOctober 231975)
World Cup
Appearances 3 (First in 1990)
Best result Round 2, 1990
CONCACAF Gold Cup
Appearances 7 (First in 1991)
Best result Second place, 2002

The Costa Rica national football team, nicknamed Los Ticos, is the national team of Costa Rica and is controlled by the Federación Costarricense de Fútbol. They made three World Cups, including an improbable run to the 1990 World Cup second round under coach Bora Milutinovic, and a solid showing in the 2002 World Cup in which they had the misfortune to be seeded in group play with eventual champions Brazil and third-place finishing Turkey. Recently Los Ticos qualified to the 2006 Germany World Cup.

Costa Rica's best finish in the CONCACAF Gold Cup was second in 2002. They won the UNCAF Nations Cup five times. Recently, Costa Rica have been invited to participate in three Copa Américas, making the quarterfinals on their last two visits.

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