Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Costa Rican Friday Happy Hour #3: ‘El Otro Gol’

November 17, 2017

Maybe it was this morning’s story on what to expect at the World Cup 2018, now that the field of 32 has been selected. Or maybe it’s this gorgeous summery afternoon that’s inspiring many people to kick a ball around at their local park.

Either way, the song in our heads this Friday is Grammy-winning group Gandhi’s “El Otro Gol,” a celebration of Costa Rican soccer in general and the 2002 World Cup in particular. “Whether your field is a pasture or the beach next to the sea / I just want to play, and no one is stopping me,” the lyrics proclaim.

The video offers some terrific Costa Rican soccer footage from years past, perfect for some Friday-afternoon dreaming of games to come:

What are your favorite Costa Rican songs or musical memories? Tell us at kstanley@ticotimes.net.

You may be interested

Costa Rica to reapply restrictions in Greater Metropolitan Area
Costa Rica
21086 views
Costa Rica
21086 views

Costa Rica to reapply restrictions in Greater Metropolitan Area

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 1, 2020

Costa Rica will apply stricter health restrictions within the Greater Metropolitan Area in response to Wednesday's record-breaking increase in coronavirus…

Costa Rica coronavirus data for July 1, 2020
Costa Rica
21086 views
Costa Rica
21086 views

Costa Rica coronavirus data for July 1, 2020

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 1, 2020

Costa Rica confirmed 294 new cases of the coronavirus over the past day, totaling 3,753 cumulative known cases, the Health…

EU reopens to outside visitors; Costa Rica and U.S. not on list of approved countries
Latin America
1183 views
Latin America
1183 views

EU reopens to outside visitors; Costa Rica and U.S. not on list of approved countries

Chantal Valery and AFP bureaus - July 1, 2020

The European Union reopened its borders on Wednesday to visitors from 15 countries but excluded the United States, where coronavirus…