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 Increase2.svg 1 (13 December 2019) [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.

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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.

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.

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.

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]

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]

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.
FIFA Women's World Cup history
YearRoundDateOpponentResultStadium
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2015 Group stage9 JuneFlag of Spain.svg  Spain D 1–1 Olympic Stadium, Montreal
13 JuneFlag of South Korea.svg  South Korea D 2–2
17 JuneFlag of Brazil.svg  Brazil L 0–1 Moncton Stadium, Moncton

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 Bronze medal icon.svg6114417
Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg 2003 5th200225
Flag of Brazil.svg 2007 Did Not Qualify
Flag of Mexico.svg 2011 6th301258
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2015 5th310225
Flag of Peru.svg 2019 Qualified
Total5/61422101335

Recent schedule and results

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

  Win  Draw  Loss

2019

Players

Up-to-date caps, goals, and statistics are not publicly available; therefore, caps and goals listed may be incorrect.

Current squad

The following 20 players were named to the roster for the friendly against Flag of the United States.svg  United States on 10 November 2019. [5]

Head coach: Amelia Valverde

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
131 GK Dinnia Díaz (1988-01-14) 14 January 1988 (age 31)240 Flag of Costa Rica.svg Saprissa
11 GK Noelia Bermúdez (1994-09-20) 20 September 1994 (age 25)220 Flag of Costa Rica.svg Alajuelense CODEA
181 GK Priscilla Tapia (1991-05-02) 2 May 1991 (age 28)50 Flag of Costa Rica.svg AD Moravia

122 DF Lixy Rodríguez (1990-11-04) 4 November 1990 (age 29)712 Flag of Costa Rica.svg Alajuelense CODEA
62 DF Carol Sánchez (1986-04-16) 16 April 1986 (age 33)535 Flag of Costa Rica.svg AD Moravia
82 DF Daniela Cruz (1991-03-08) 8 March 1991 (age 28)457 Flag of Spain.svg Espanyol
22 DF Gabriela Guillén (1992-03-01) 1 March 1992 (age 27)481 Flag of Iceland.svg Þór/KA
152 DF Stephannie Blanco (2000-12-13) 13 December 2000 (age 19)81 Flag of Costa Rica.svg Alajuelense CODEA
32 DF María Paula Elizondo (1998-11-30) 30 November 1998 (age 21)130 Flag of Costa Rica.svg Saprissa
2 DF María Paula Coto (1998-03-02) 2 March 1998 (age 21)30 Flag of Costa Rica.svg AD Moravia

103 MF Shirley Cruz (captain) (1985-08-28) 28 August 1985 (age 34)8628 Flag of Costa Rica.svg Alajuelense CODEA
163 MF Katherine Alvarado (1991-04-11) 11 April 1991 (age 28)7220 Flag of Spain.svg Espanyol
113 MF Raquel Rodríguez (1993-10-28) 28 October 1993 (age 26)7040 Flag of the United States.svg Portland Thorns
73 MF Melissa Herrera (1996-10-10) 10 October 1996 (age 23)4218 Flag of France.svg Stade de Reims
93 MF Gloriana Villalobos (1999-08-20) 20 August 1999 (age 20)506Unattached
43 MF Mariana Benavides (1994-12-26) 26 December 1994 (age 25)294 Flag of Costa Rica.svg AD Coronado
143 MF Priscilla Chinchilla (2001-07-11) 11 July 2001 (age 18)148 Flag of Costa Rica.svg Alajuelense CODEA
193 MF Valery Sandoval (2001-07-23) 23 July 2001 (age 18)00 Flag of Costa Rica.svg Alajuelense CODEA

174 FW María Paula Salas (2002-07-12) 12 July 2002 (age 17)185 Flag of Costa Rica.svg Alajuelense CODEA
204 FW Viviana Chinchilla (1994-12-21) 21 December 1994 (age 25)10 Flag of Costa Rica.svg Alajuelense CODEA

Recent call-ups

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GK Fabiana Solano (2001-10-22) 22 October 2001 (age 18) Flag of Costa Rica.svg ADFF Coronado 2019 Pan American Games PRE
GK Gabriela Valverde Flag of Costa Rica.svg Saprissa 2019 Pan American Games PRE

DF Valeria del Campo (2000-02-15) 15 February 2000 (age 19)10 Flag of Costa Rica.svg Saprissa v. Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina, 1 September 2019
DF Fabiola Sánchez (1993-04-09) 9 April 1993 (age 26)203 Flag of Costa Rica.svg CODEA-LDA v. Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina, 1 September 2019

MF Yirlany Hernández 00 Flag of Costa Rica.svg AD Pococí v. Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina, 1 September 2019
MF María José Morales (1996-02-22) 22 February 1996 (age 23)10 Flag of Costa Rica.svg AD Moravia v. Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina, 1 September 2019
MF Sharon Jiménez Flag of Costa Rica.svg Dimas Escazú 2019 Pan American Games PRE

FW María Paula Porras (2002-03-18) 18 March 2002 (age 17)61 Flag of Costa Rica.svg Saprissa v. Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador, 8 October 2019
FW Sofía Varela (1998-03-28) 28 March 1998 (age 21)91 Flag of Costa Rica.svg Saprissa v. Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador, 8 October 2019
FW Catalina Estrada Flag of Costa Rica.svg Saprissa 2019 Pan American Games PRE

Notes:

Previous squads

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