• Costa Rica Real Estate
  • Costa Rica Coffee Guide

World Cup Organizer Visits, Wishes Ticos Luck

March 3, 2006

Franz Beckenbauer, president of the Organizing Committee of the World Cup 2006, visited Costa Rica last week and wished the country the best of luck at the event – except in the inaugural match June 9 in Munich against the German team.

“I have one desire (for the Ticos) … that they win all their matches in the World Cup, except this one,” the German said jokingly.

“To participate in the World Cup is a gift, but to play in the inaugural match that will be watched by about two billion people is the best opportunity for a country to present itself before the world,” Beckenbauer said.

 

You may be interested

Costa Rica now considers access to water as a constitutional right
Costa Rica
3 views
Costa Rica
3 views

Costa Rica now considers access to water as a constitutional right

AFP and The Tico Times - June 5, 2020

Costa Rica on Friday adopted a constitutional reform that guarantees access to water as a "human, basic and inalienable" right.…

Costa Rica adds 34 coronavirus cases, 8 recoveries
Costa Rica
20341 views
Costa Rica
20341 views

Costa Rica adds 34 coronavirus cases, 8 recoveries

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 5, 2020

Costa Rica confirmed 34 new cases of the coronavirus over the past day, totaling 1,228 cumulative known cases, the Health…

Brazil virus toll surges to third-highest in world
Costa Rica
20229 views
Costa Rica
20229 views

Brazil virus toll surges to third-highest in world

Joshua Berger / AFP - June 5, 2020

Brazil's death toll from the new coronavirus surpassed Italy's to become the third-highest in the world, as Europe emerged from…