Óscar Duarte (Costa Rican footballer)
Duarte training with Club Brugge in 2014
|Full name||Óscar Esaú Duarte Gaitán|
|Date of birth||3 June 1989|
|Place of birth||Catarina, Nicaragua|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2010||→ Puntarenas (loan)||15||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 May 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 June 2016
Duarte made his debut for the Costa Rica national football team against Jamaica on 17 November 2010, and played for the team at the 2011 Copa Centroamericana, where they lost to Honduras in the final.
In the team's opening match, he scored his first goal for Los Ticos in a 3–1 defeat of Uruguay. In the second match, Duarte and his central defensive colleagues Giancarlo González and Michael Umaña kept a clean sheet against Italy in a 1–0 win that qualified Costa Rica for the knockout stage. Costa Rica completed the group stage unbeaten, recording a second consecutive clean sheet in a 0–0 draw with England in Belo Horizonte. On 29 June, Duarte was sent off for receiving two yellow cards in Costa Rica's round of 16 match against Greece, although the team advanced via a penalty shootout to the quarter-finals for the first time in their history, where they lost on penalty shoot-out against Netherlands.
- Scores and results list Costa Rica's goal tally first.
|1||14 June 2014||Estádio Castelão, Fortaleza, Brazil||Uruguay||2 – 1||3–1||2014 FIFA World Cup|
|2||14 October 2014||Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul, South Korea||South Korea||3 – 1||3–1||Friendly|
|1||Verano 2008||Deportivo Saprissa||Costa Rica||2008|
|2||Invierno 2008||Deportivo Saprissa||Costa Rica||2008|
- Club Brugge
- "Profile". Goal.com. Retrieved 9 June 2011.
- "Oscar Durate". Sky Sports. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
- Nica Oscar Duarte debuta en el Mundial con la Selección de Costa Rica – El Nuevo Diario (Spanish)
- "Oscar DUARTE". FIFA. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
- "Costa Rica World Cup 2014 squad". The Telegraph. 2 June 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
- "Uruguay 1–3 Costa Rica". BBC. 14 June 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
- "Italy 0–1 Costa Rica". BBC. 20 June 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
- Taylor, Daniel (24 June 2014). "England end disappointing World Cup with barren draw against Costa Rica". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
- "Costa Rica 1–1 Greece". BBC. 29 June 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
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