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FIFA: Sponsor pressure mounts ahead of World Cup draw
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Business
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FIFA: Sponsor pressure mounts ahead of World Cup draw

Kieran Canning | AFP - July 24, 2015

See also: Costa Rica football federation requests overhaul of CONCACAF officiating ST. PETERSBURG, Russia – FIFA will meet with key sponsors Visa, McDonalds and Coca-Cola next month as world football's…

CONCACAF Gold Cup preview: Ticos look to re-establish themselves as region’s top team
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La Sele
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CONCACAF Gold Cup preview: Ticos look to re-establish themselves as region’s top team

The Tico Times - July 6, 2015

One year ago, Costa Rica's men's national team sent shockwaves through the soccer world with its historic run in Brazil. Now barely a ripple remains as the…

USA crushes Japan 5-2 to win third World Cup title
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Goooooooool!
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USA crushes Japan 5-2 to win third World Cup title

EMMELINE MOORE | AFP - July 5, 2015

VANCOUVER, Canada -- Carli Lloyd became the first woman to score a hat trick in a World Cup final as she inspired the United States to a 5-2…

Chile’s Copa América: Pollution worries hang in the air
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Fútbol
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Chile’s Copa América: Pollution worries hang in the air

Giovanna Fleitas | AFP - June 10, 2015

SANTIAGO, Chile – As South America's football heroes jet into Chile for the Copa América, a dark cloud is hanging over two host cities where air pollution alerts…

World Cups and Olympics should be auctioned
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Business
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World Cups and Olympics should be auctioned

Leonid Bershidsky | Bloomberg - June 1, 2015

See also: Costa Ricans react to FIFA scandal like every other scandal: with memes International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach on Thursday told the functionaries of FIFA, football's governing…

Qatar is building seven ‘cities’ just to house its World Cup migrant workers
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Business
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Qatar is building seven ‘cities’ just to house its World Cup migrant workers

Ishaan Tharoor | The Washington Post - May 6, 2015

Qatari officials announced a plan this week to erect seven whole new "cities" to accommodate more than a quarter-million migrant laborers tasked with completing the myriad stadium…

The Winners and Losers of Costa Rica in 2014
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Arts and Culture
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The Winners and Losers of Costa Rica in 2014

The Tico Times - December 26, 2014

Winners   1) Luis Guillermo Solís [caption id="attachment_54702" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Alberto Font/The Tico Times[/caption] Coming out from the back of the pack to win the entire election,…

Argentine Ricardo ‘El Tigre’ Gareca likely will be Costa Rica’s next national football coach
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La Sele
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Argentine Ricardo ‘El Tigre’ Gareca likely will be Costa Rica’s next national football coach

The Tico Times - December 2, 2014

Argentina’s Ricardo “El Tigre” Gareca, 56, a former coach of Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield, is the frontrunner to become Costa Rica’s new head coach for the national football…

The Tico Times to display photo exhibit at Cultural Center
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Arts and Culture
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The Tico Times to display photo exhibit at Cultural Center

The Tico Times - December 1, 2014

“If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.” – Robert Capa Of all the visual arts, photojournalism is by far the most thrilling to create.…

Costa Ricans racked up credit card debt on TVs, travel during World Cup
Brazil 2014
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Brazil 2014
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Costa Ricans racked up credit card debt on TVs, travel during World Cup

The Tico Times - August 8, 2014

After the blowup with Costa Rica’s once adored National Men's Team coach, Jorge Luis Pinto, some Ticos were left with a bad taste in their mouths after an…

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