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Costa Rica’s ‘Sele’ reaches its highest position ever in FIFA world ranking

Costa Rica’s National Football Team, known as "La Sele," rose three spots to 13th on FIFA's World Rankings, its best position ever, according to the most recent list released Thursday.

Costa Rica’s Keylor Navas named CONCACAF’s Player of the Year

Costa Rican footballers took a total of 10 awards at the annual Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Awards announced on Tuesday, including Tico goalie Keylor Navas, who won Player of the Year.

Revenge eludes Uruguay as Costa Rica’s ‘Sele’ wins again

Costa Rica’s national football team, known as "La Sele," won its last match of the year with a nail-biting victory over Uruguay in a penalty shootout Thursday night in Montevideo following an action-packed 3-3 draw.

Costa Rican prosecutors, judicial police under investigation for alleged use of police database to probe personal information of superstar goalie Keylor Navas

Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas became a global superstar in sports this year following his stellar performance at the World Cup in Brazil, his signing with the legendary football club Real Madrid, and a nod this week with Spain's Best Goalkeeper award for the 2013-2014 season. But a bizarre case back home involving illegal prying into his personal life by law enforcement officials has him in the spotlight again, for all the wrong reasons.

VIDEO: Costa Rica’s Keylor Navas wins Spain’s Best Goalkeeper award for 2013-2014 season

Tico goalie Keylor Navas on Monday evening won Spain’s Best Goalkeeper award at the Professional Football League Awards ceremony for the 2013-2014 season.

Costa Rica’s La Sele defeats South Korea 3-1 in friendly

After raising doubts about their performance in a friendly match in Asia last Friday, Costa Rica's national football team, known as La Sele, redeemed themselves on Tuesday and looked more like the squad that finished eighth at the Brazil 2014 World Cup. La Sele defeated South Korea 3-1.

Costa Rica promoted at tourism fairs this week in France and Brazil

Close to 40,000 French travelers and 16,000 Brazilians visited Costa Rica last year.

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.

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.

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