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Costa Ricans racked up credit card debt on TVs, travel during World Cup

“People definitely use their credit cards more when there’s euphoria, but now the fun has passed and it’s time to sit down and figure out what you owe,” Elena Galante, corporate social responsibility manager for BAC Credomatic, told The Tico Times.

Germany’s Manuel Neuer beats Costa Rica’s Keylor Navas for World Cup’s best goalkeeper award

Coincidentally, Navas’ strong play could lead to the Tico backing up Neuer for Germany’s powerhouse club Bayern Munich.

In Argentina and Germany, World Cup Final features soccer royalty

The Germans are three-time champions, the Argentines have won twice. Almost half of the 20 championship games have involved one of them and, for the third time, they are facing one another.

In shadow of Brazil World Cup, a nonprofit builds fields of hope

The World Cup operates on a four-year cycle. Players, coaches, teams come and go, and any semblance of permanency can seem like an illusion. What's left behind are the stadiums, reminders of games played and money spent.

Stats Roundup: Costa Rica had the best defense at the World Cup and one of the worst attacks

INTERACTIVE: Explore and compare how all 32 teams fared in Brazil.

An A-Z guide to Costa Rican football slang: Watch the World Cup final like a Tico

The final mejenga ("match") of the World Cup is set for Sunday afternoon. While La Sele (Costa Rica's national team) won't be playing, you can still watch the game like a Tico with our handy Spanish guide to football slang in Costa Rica.

FIFA partner executive flees ticket sales arrest in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – An executive from the World Cup's hospitality services firm escaped out the back door of his plush Rio de Janeiro hotel Thursday to avoid arrest on charges of illegally selling tickets, police said.

Argentina defeats the Netherlands in penalty shootout, faces Germany in World Cup final

Argentina and West Germany met in the World Cup final in 1986 and 1990. The Argentines took the first match, while the Germans won in 1990.

17 arrested during La Sele’s giant homecoming celebration

Police arrested 17 Tuesday during the celebrations in Paseo Colón, where as many as 200,000 fans converged to welcome home the National Soccer Team, La Sele.
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