Costa Rica at the FIFA World Cup

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This is a record of Costa Rica's results at the FIFA World Cup. The FIFA World Cup, sometimes called the Football World Cup or the Soccer World Cup, but usually referred to simply as the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the first tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946, due to World War II.

The tournament consists of two parts, the qualification phase and the final phase (officially called the World Cup Finals). The qualification phase, which currently take place over the three years preceding the Finals, is used to determine which teams qualify for the Finals. The current format of the Finals involves 32 teams competing for the title, at venues within the host nation (or nations) over a period of about a month. The World Cup Finals is the most widely-viewed sporting event in the world, with an estimated 715.1 million people watching the 2006 tournament final.[1]

Record[edit]

FIFA World Cup record
Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
Uruguay 1930 Did not enter
Italy 1934
France 1938
Brazil 1950
Switzerland 1954
Sweden 1958 Did not qualify
Chile 1962
England 1966
Mexico 1970
West Germany 1974
Argentina 1978
Spain 1982
Mexico 1986
Italy 1990 Round of 16 16th 4 2 0 2 4 6
United States 1994 Did not qualify
France 1998
South Korea Japan 2002 Group stage 19th 3 1 1 1 5 6
Germany 2006 Group stage 31st 3 0 0 3 3 9
South Africa 2010 Did not qualify
Brazil 2014 Quarter-finals 8th 5 2 3 0 5 2
Russia 2018 To be determined
Qatar 2022
Total 4/20 15 5 4 6 17 23

FIFA World Cup Record by Country[edit]

FIFA World Cup matches (by team)
Opponent Wins Draws Losses Total Goals Scored Goals Conceded
 Brazil 0 0 2 2 2 6
 China PR 1 0 0 1 2 0
 Czechoslovakia 0 0 1 1 1 4
 Ecuador 0 0 1 1 0 3
 England 0 1 0 1 0 0
 Germany 0 0 1 1 2 4
 Greece 0 1 0 1 1 1
 Italy 1 0 0 1 1 0
 Netherlands 0 1 0 1 0 0
 Poland 0 0 1 1 1 2
 Scotland 1 0 0 1 1 0
 Sweden 1 0 0 1 2 1
 Turkey 0 1 0 1 1 1
 Uruguay 1 0 0 1 3 1

Matches[edit]

1990[edit]

Main article: 1990 FIFA World Cup



2002[edit]

Main article: 2002 FIFA World Cup


2006[edit]

Main article: 2006 FIFA World Cup


2014[edit]

Main article: 2014 FIFA World Cup




Top Goalscorers[edit]

A list of the top goalscorers for Costa Rica in the FIFA World Cup. Joel Campbell, Oscar Duarte, Marco Ureña and Bryan Ruiz all scored in Costa Rica's 2014 World Cup campaign.

No. Name Goals World Cup
1st Paulo Wanchope 3 2002, 2006
Ronald Gomez 3 2002, 2006
2nd Bryan Ruiz 2 2014
3rd
Joel Campbell 1 2014
Oscar Duarte 1 2014
Marco Ureña 1 2014
Mauricio Wright 1 2002
Winston Parks 1 2002
Juan Cayasso 1 1990
Róger Flores 1 1990
Hernán Medford 1 1990
Rónald González 1 1990

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006 FIFA World Cup TV Coverage (PDF), FIFA.com. Retrieved on June 6, 2007.

External links[edit]