• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Costa Rica vies for redemption against Italy at 8 p.m. in second U-17 Women’s World Cup match

April 7, 2014

Costa Rica hosted its first ever World Cup event Saturday night. But the Under-17 Women’s World Cup team had its hosting debut spoiled by Venezuela. Venezuela crushed The Ticas, 3-0, in front of 35,000 fans at the National Stadium. After a couple of rest days, the Costa Rica team has a shot to redeem itself against Italy.

The teams meet at the National Stadium in La Sabana, in western San José, at 8 p.m.

If Costa Rica loses tonight, the team is almost assuredly eliminated from the World Cup, although The Ticas still face Zambia on Saturday. A tie doesn’t do Costa Rica much good either since Italy is already leading Group A alongside Venezuela. Italy defeated Zambia, 2-0, on the tournament’s opening day.

Venezuela takes on Zambia at 5 p.m. at the National Stadium. The top two teams in the group advance to the knockout round that begins March 27.

All four groups will be in action tonight and Wednesday at venues in San José, Tibás, Liberia and Alajuela. Tickets are available for all of the matches on FIFA’s website.

Robert Isenberg / The Tico Times
The women's Costa Rica Under-17 national team practices during an off-day last week Robert Isenberg / The Tico Times

You may be interested

Visiting Las Baulas National Marine Park Costa Rica
Environment & Wildlife
1 views
Environment & Wildlife
1 views

Visiting Las Baulas National Marine Park Costa Rica

Sarah Jordan - June 12, 2021

Only an hour from Liberia’s Daniel Oduber Quiros International airport is Las Baulas National Marine Park, a safe haven for…

Yellow Alert in much of Costa Rica due to rain
Costa Rica
137 views
Costa Rica
137 views

Yellow Alert in much of Costa Rica due to rain

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 11, 2021

The National Emergency Commission (CNE) on Friday placed Costa Rica under weather alerts: A Green Alert is informative and precautionary,…

Watch: Snake stops traffic in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
39 views
Costa Rica
39 views

Watch: Snake stops traffic in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - June 11, 2021

Why did the snake cross the road?* Drivers on the Florencio del Castillo highway between Cartago and San José, Costa…

The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate