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Costa Rica football’s next big stars: 7 players who could shine for La Sele in the future

Who are the next big stars of Costa Rican football? Any one of these seven players could hold that answer as they look to rise up the ranks with club and country.

After World Cup wipeout, Costa Rica axes Under-17 Women’s National Team head coach

Juan Diego Quesada was relieved of his duties as head coach of the Under-17 Women's National Team less than a month after Costa Rica's dismal performance in the World Cup hosted by the country.

Japan defeats Spain, 2-0, to win Under-17 Women’s World Cup

Japan completed a magnificent Under-17 Women's World Cup run with a, 2-0, victory over Spain in the championship at the National Stadium in west San José on Friday evening. Japan dominated the tournament, scoring 23 goals and allowing only one in the World Cup

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President Chinchilla gives public employees a half-day Friday to boost attendance at the Under-17 Women’s World Cup championship

President Laura Chinchilla declared that Friday would be a holiday for public employees as long as they spend their day off watching some World Cup action.

Costa Rica wants to host a junior-level men’s World Cup

Elated by what's been considered a successfully run Under-17 Women's World Cup, the head of the Costa Rican Football Federation (Fedefut) said he wants to organize next a lower-level men's World Cup championship.

FIFA President Blatter assures rivals that Uruguay will play in the World Cup

FIFA President Joseph Blatter probably figured he'd be hearing this question from the press during his visit to Costa Rica on Thursday. And when the time came answer it Blatter turned toward the head of the Costa Rican Football Federation, and smirked.

Japan and Spain will meet in the Under-17 Women’s World Cup championship on Friday in San José

Japan and Spain will face off in the world championship Friday at 5 p.m. in the National Stadium, in west San José. Venezuela and Italy will play for third place in the stadium at 2 p.m. If you would like to see a World Cup title match, tickets are available through FIFA's website, and cost as little as $6.

Venezuela, Spain, Italy and Japan dream of their first Under-17 Women’s World Cup championship in Costa Rica

Venezuela against Japan and Spain will play Italy in today's semifinals of the Under-17 Women's World Cup in Costa Rica. Each team will be dreaming of winning what would be its first title in the fourth edition of this tournament.

Spain vs. Italy and Japan vs. Venezuela are your semifinal match-ups for the U-17 Women’s World Cup

The final four is set for Monday in Liberia, the capital of the northwest province of Guanacaste. Japan and Venezuela clash first at 5 p.m., followed by a meeting between European rivals Italy and Spain at 8 p.m.

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