An 82nd-minute goal from Daniela Cruz was enough to propel Costa Rica’s women’s national soccer team to the bronze medal at the Pan American Games.
Cruz’s late goal gave the Ticas a 1-0 victory over Paraguay and established Costa Rica among the best sides in the Americas.
The result marked Costa Rica’s first medal in women’s soccer in 20 years.
— FEDEFUTBOL Costa Rica (@fedefutbolcrc) August 10, 2019
With La Sele’s third-place finish, Costa Rica has now accumulated four medals at the 2019 Pan American Games, highlighted by Andrea Vargas’s first-place finish in the 100m hurdles.
Costa Rica has participated in every iteration of the Pan American Games, which were first held in 1951.
Tico athletes have now earned a total of 24 medals: six gold, six silver and 12 bronze.
Watch the game-winning goal (and the full match) below or on YouTube.