Costa Rica women's national football team

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Costa Rica
Nickname(s) La Sele (The Selection)
La Tricolor (The Tricolor)
Association Federación Costarricense de Fútbol
Confederation CONCACAF (North America, Central America and the Caribbean)
Sub-confederation Central American Football Union (Central America)
Head coach Amelia Valverde
Captain Shirley Cruz Traña
Home stadium Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica
FIFA code CRC
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First colours
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FIFA ranking
Current 37 Decrease2.svg 3 (7 December 2018) [1]
Highest29 (December 2016)
Lowest106 (March 2010)
World Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2015 )
Best resultGroup Stage (2015)
CONCACAF Championship
Appearances6 (first in 1991 )
Best resultRunners-up (2014)

The Costa Rica women's national football team is controlled by the Costa Rican Football Federation. They are one of the top women's national football teams in the Central American region along with Guatemala.

Costa Rican Football Federation The governing body of association football in Costa Rica.

The Costa Rican Football Federation, 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.

The Guatemala women's national football team is controlled by the Federación Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala. They are one of the top women's national football teams in the Central American region along with Costa Rica, having won the 1999 UNCAF championship.

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History

The Costa Rican team just started to play an international match in 1990, when Central America was on struggle about developing women's football. The success of men's team helped the FCF to believe on the women's team. Their first tournament, was the 1991 CONCACAF Women's Championship when Costa Rica finished third and was out from the group stage.

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The Costa Rica national football team is administered by the Costa Rican Football Federation (FEDEFUTBOL), the governing body for football in Costa Rica. 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 1991 CONCACAF Women's Championship was the first staging of the CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup, the international women's association football tournament for North America, Central America and Caribbean nations organized by CONCACAF. The tournament took place in Port-au-Prince, Haiti between 18 and 27 April 1991 and consisted of 8 national teams. The matches were 80 minutes long.

Despite of this, Costa Rica started gaining success in 1998 CONCACAF Women's Championship and 1999 Pan American Games when Costa Rica won bronze both. But later, Costa Rica did not gain much successful achievement, as the national team was still on struggle under the shadow of men's team.

The 1998 CONCACAF Women's Championship was the first staging of the CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup, the international women's association football tournament for North America, Central America and Caribbean nations organized by CONCACAF. The final stage of the tournament took place at Etobicoke and Scarborough in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Canada took the sole automatic qualifying place for the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup by finishing first. The runner-up, Mexico, qualified after defeating Argentina in a two-leg playoff in December 1998.

1999 Pan American Games 13th edition of the Pan American Games

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At the 2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship, Costa Rica surprisingly won silver, after losing 0-6 to the USA in the final. Their second place finish secured them a spot in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. This marked the first time Costa Rica would play in a FIFA Women's World Cup.

2014 CONCACAF Womens Championship

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2015 FIFA Womens World Cup 2015 edition of the FIFA Womens World Cup

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Costa Rica was drawn into a group with Brazil, South Korea and Spain for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. Costa Rica secured two shocking draws over Spain (1-1) and South Korea (2-2), but the lost 1-0 to Brazil and were eliminated in the group stage. [2]

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The Spain women's national football team represents Spain in international women's football since 1980, and is controlled by the Royal Spanish Football Federation, the governing body for football in Spain.

At the 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship, Costa Rica was hoping to once again qualify for the FIFA Women's World Cup. They won their first group match 8-0 over Cuba. However they lost their second match 1-0 to Jamaica in which they controversially had a goal disallowed in the second half. [3] Costa Rica would lose their final group match to Canada 3-1, elimating their chances of qualifying for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. [4]

2018 CONCACAF Womens Championship

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The Cuba women's national football team is the national women's football team of Cuba and is overseen by the Asociación de Fútbol de Cuba. In 2018, Cuba qualified for its first ever CONCACAF Women's Championship after finishing third in Caribbean Zone Qualifying.

Tournament record

World Cup

World Cup Finals
YearResultPositionPldWDLGFGA
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1991 Did Not Qualify
Flag of Sweden.svg 1995 Did Not Enter
Flag of the United States.svg 1999 Did Not Qualify
Flag of the United States.svg 2003 Did Not Qualify
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2007 Did Not Qualify
Flag of Germany.svg 2011 Did Not Qualify
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2015 Group stage18th302134
Flag of France.svg 2019 Did Not Qualify
Total1/8-302134
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

CONCACAF Championship and Gold Cup

Women's Gold Cup
YearResultMatchesWinsDraws*LossesGFGAGD
Flag of Haiti.svg 1991 Group Stage3102211-9
Flag of the United States.svg 1993 Did Not Enter-------
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 1994 Did Not Enter-------
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 1998 Third Place5302117+4
Flag of the United States.svg 2000 Group Stage3012218-16
Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2002 Fourth Place5203814-6
Flag of the United States.svg 2006 Did Not Qualify-------
Flag of Mexico.svg 2010 Fourth Place5203411-7
Flag of the United States.svg 2014 Runners-up5401109+1
Flag of the United States.svg 2018 Group Stage310294+5
Total7/1029131154674-28
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Pan American Games

YearResultMatchesWinsDrawsLossesGFGA
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 1999 -6114417
Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg 2003 -200225
Flag of Brazil.svg 2007 -000000
Flag of Mexico.svg 2011 -301258
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2015 -301225
Flag of Peru.svg 2019 Qualified
Total4/51413101335

Recent schedule and results

The following is a list of recent match results, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

2018

Players

Current squad

The following 20 players were named to the squad for the 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship qualification. [5]

Caps and goals as of 8 December 2016

Head coach: Amelia Valverde

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
11 GK Noelia Bermúdez (1994-09-20) 20 September 1994 (age 24)30 Flag of Costa Rica.svg UCR
181 GK Daniela Solera (1997-07-21) 21 July 1997 (age 21) Flag of Finland.svg KuPS

22 DF Mario Salazar (1992-03-01) 1 March 1992 (age 26)180 Flag of Costa Rica.svg Deportivo Saprissa
42 DF Mariana Benavides (1994-12-26) 26 December 1994 (age 24)224 Flag of Costa Rica.svg AD Moravia
62 DF Carol Sánchez (1986-04-16) 16 April 1986 (age 32)452 Flag of Costa Rica.svg AD Moravia
82 DF Daniela Cruz (1991-03-08) 8 March 1991 (age 27)386 Flag of Costa Rica.svg Deportivo Saprissa
122 DF Lixy Rodríguez (1990-11-04) 4 November 1990 (age 28)632 Flag of Spain.svg Tacón
192 DF Fabiola Sánchez (1993-04-09) 9 April 1993 (age 25)163 Flag of Israel.svg F.C. Ramat HaSharon
202 DF Wendy Acosta (1989-12-19) 19 December 1989 (age 29)60 Flag of Costa Rica.svg AD Moravia

73 MF Melissa Herrera (1996-10-10) 10 October 1996 (age 22)3817 Flag of France.svg Reims FF
93 MF Gloriana Villalobos (1999-08-20) 20 August 1999 (age 19)242 Flag of the United States.svg Florida State Seminoles
103 MF Shirley Cruz (1985-08-28) 28 August 1985 (age 33)7324 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Jiangsu Suning
113 MF Raquel Rodríguez (1993-10-28) 28 October 1993 (age 25)4931 Flag of the United States.svg Sky Blue FC
133 MF Fabiola Villalobos (1998-03-13) 13 March 1998 (age 20)50 Flag of Costa Rica.svg Deportivo Saprissa
143 MF María Fernanda Barrantes (1996-01-25) 25 January 1996 (age 23)3221 Flag of Costa Rica.svg Deportivo Saprissa
153 MF Cristin Granados (1989-08-19) 19 August 1989 (age 29)7212 Flag of Spain.svg Tacón
163 MF Katherine Alvarado (c) (1991-04-11) 11 April 1991 (age 27)6620 Flag of Spain.svg Espanyol
53 MF Mariela Campos 00 Flag of Costa Rica.svg Deportivo Saprissa

34 FW María Paula Porras (1989-07-16) 16 July 1989 (age 29) Flag of Costa Rica.svg Deportivo Saprissa
174 FW María Paula Salas (2002-07-12) 12 July 2002 (age 16) Flag of Costa Rica.svg Deportivo Saprissa

Recent call-ups

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GK Dinnia Díaz (1988-01-14) 14 January 1988 (age 31)390 Flag of Costa Rica.svg AD Moravia
GK Yolian Salas (1997-04-07) 7 April 1997 (age 21)10 Flag of Costa Rica.svg AD Moravia
GK Yirlania Arroyo (1986-05-28) 28 May 1986 (age 32)400v. 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup
DF Wendy Acosta (1989-12-19) 19 December 1989 (age 29)5618 Flag of Costa Rica.svg AD Moravia
DF Valeria del Campo 3617 Flag of Costa Rica.svg Deportivo Saprissa
DF María Paula Elizondo (1998-11-30) 30 November 1998 (age 20)40 Flag of Costa Rica.svg Dimas Alajuela
DF Carolina Ángulo 10 Flag of Costa Rica.svg Deportivo Saprissa v. Flag of the United States.svg  United States; July 22, 2016
DF Diana Sáenz (1989-04-15) 15 April 1989 (age 29)621 Flag of Costa Rica.svg AD Moravia v. Flag of the United States.svg  United States; July 22, 2016
DF Noelle Sanz (1995-01-21) 21 January 1995 (age 24)10 Flag of the United States.svg Univ. of Alabama v. 2016 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying
DF Emilie Valenciano (1997-02-15) 15 February 1997 (age 22)40 Flag of Costa Rica.svg L.D. Alajuelense v. 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup
MF Fernanda Chavarría 10 Flag of Costa Rica.svg Arenal Coronado
MF María José Morales 00 Flag of Costa Rica.svg AD Moravia
MF Mayra Almazán (1994-09-07) 7 September 1994 (age 24)10 Flag of the United States.svg PDA Slammers v. 2016 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying
FW Indira González (1998-01-09) 9 January 1998 (age 21)20 Flag of Costa Rica.svg Dimas Escazú
FW Carolina Venegas (1991-09-28) 28 September 1991 (age 27)4917 Flag of Portugal.svg Sporting CP
FW Katheryn Arroyo (1996-12-13) 13 December 1996 (age 22)70 Flag of Costa Rica.svg UCEM Alajuela v. Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador; October 2, 2015
FW Adriana Venegas (1991-06-12) 12 June 1991 (age 27)105 Flag of Costa Rica.svg C.S. Herediano v. 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup
FW Karla Villalobos (1989-07-16) 16 July 1989 (age 29)2212 Flag of Costa Rica.svg UCR v. 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games
FW Hillary Corrales (1999-12-04) 4 December 1999 (age 19) Flag of Costa Rica.svg Deportivo Saprissa v. 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games

Previous squads

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