• Costa Rica sneaks past Greece on penalties Recife, Brazil (SportsNetwork.com) - Costa Rica's magical World Cup journey continued in dramatic fashion on Sunday as Los Ticos advanced to their first- ever quarterfinals after knocking off Greece, 5-3, on penalty kicks after the sides played to a 1-1 draw after extra time at the Arena Pernambuco. Jul 9
  • Costa Rica draws England, claims top spot in Group D Belo Horizonte, Brazil (SportsNetwork.com) - Costa Rica claimed the top spot in Group D on Tuesday after holding England to a scoreless draw at the Estadio Mineirao. Jul 9
  • Costa Rica edges Italy to reach knockout round Recife, Brazil (SportsNetwork.com) - Costa Rica became the fourth country to qualify for the knockout round at the World Cup by grinding out a 1-0 victory over Italy at the Arena Pernambuco on Friday. Jul 9
  • Costa Rica, Italy battle for Group D control Recife, Brazil (SportsNetwork.com) - Italy and Costa Rica will battle for control of Group D on Friday when the sides meet at the Arena Pernambuco. Jul 9
  • Krul fate: Costa Rica falls to Netherlands on PKs Salvador, Brazil (SportsNetwork.com) - Tim Krul ended Costa Rica's magical World Cup run on Saturday, producing two penalty saves at the Arena Fonte Nova to lead the Netherlands to the semifinals with a 4-3 win after the two nations played to a 0-0 draw through extra time. Jul 9
  • World Cup 2014 Preview: Costa Rica hoping to turn heads (SportsNetwork.com) - Costa Rica missed out on the 2010 World Cup, but are back on the big stage this time around and flying well under the radar looking to surprise the world. May 31
  • Slovakia beats Costa Rica 3-0 in World Cup warmup Robert Vittek and Stanislav Sestak scored a goal each Saturday to lead Slovakia to a 3-0 victory over Costa Rica despite an injury to key defender Martin Skrtel in a World Cup warmup match. Jun 5
  • Switzerland loses 1-0 to Costa Rica in WCup warmup Winston Parks scored the winner with a 57th-minute shot and Switzerland's sluggish form ahead of the World cup continued Tuesday when it lost 1-0 to Costa Rica in an exhibition. Jun 1
  • France beats Costa Rica 2-1 in friendly Mathieu Valbuena scored in his international debut to help France beat Costa Rica 2-1 in a World Cup warmup Wednesday, with Raymond Domenech's team showing encouraging signs in a new attacking formation. May 26
  • Uruguay earns final World Cup berth Uruguay earned the final berth in the 32-nation field for next year's World Cup, tying Costa Rica 1-1 Wednesday night. Nov 18
  • Uruguay beats Costa Rica 1-0 in World Cup playoff Diego Lugano scored in the 23nd minute, and Uruguay defeated Costa Rica 1-0 Saturday night in the first leg of their home-and-home playoff for a berth in next year's World Cup. Nov 14
  • El Salvador beats Costa Rica 1-0 Rudis Corrales scored in second-half injury time, and El Salvador defeated Costa Rica 1-0 Wednesday night to hurt the Ticos' chances of reaching next year's World Cup. Sep 9
  • Mexico beats Costa Rica 3-0 in WCup qualifier Mexico won for the first time in four road matches in the final round of World Cup qualifying, beating Costa Rica 3-0 Saturday night on goals by Giovanni Dos Santos, Guillermo Franco and Andres Guardado. Sep 6
  • Kai nets Americans berth in Olympics Natasha Kai scored twice and set up a third goal as the United States women's soccer team tallied three times in the second half to defeat Costa Rica, 3-0, on Wednesday in the semifinals of the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament. Apr 10