Costa Rica women's national football team

The Costa Rica women's national football team is controlled by the Costa Rican Football Federation. They are one of the top women's national football teams in the Central American region along with Guatemala.

Costa Rica
Nickname(s)La Sele (The Selection)
La Tricolor (The Tricolor)
AssociationFederación Costarricense de Fútbol
ConfederationCONCACAF (North America, Central America and the Caribbean)
Sub-confederationCentral American Football Union (Central America)
Head coachAmelia Valverde
CaptainShirley Cruz Traña
Home stadiumEstadio Nacional de Costa Rica
FIFA codeCRC
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 37 Decrease 1 (12 July 2019)[1]
Highest29 (December 2016)
Lowest106 (March 2010)
World Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2015)
Best resultGroup stage (2015)
CONCACAF Championship
Appearances6 (first in 1991)
Best resultRunners-up (2014)

History

The Costa Rican team just started to play an international match in 1990, when Central America was on struggle about developing women's football. The success of men's team helped the FCF to believe on the women's team. Their first tournament, was the 1991 CONCACAF Women's Championship when Costa Rica finished third and was out from the group stage.

Despite of this, Costa Rica started gaining success in 1998 CONCACAF Women's Championship and 1999 Pan American Games when Costa Rica won bronze both. But later, Costa Rica did not gain much successful achievement, as the national team was still on struggle under the shadow of men's team.

At the 2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship, Costa Rica surprisingly won silver, after losing 0–6 to the USA in the final. Their second place finish secured them a spot in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. This marked the first time Costa Rica would play in a FIFA Women's World Cup.

Costa Rica was drawn into a group with Brazil, South Korea and Spain for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. Costa Rica secured two shocking draws over Spain (1–1) and South Korea (2–2), but the lost 1–0 to Brazil and were eliminated in the group stage.[2]

At the 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship, Costa Rica was hoping to once again qualify for the FIFA Women's World Cup. They won their first group match 8–0 over Cuba. However they lost their second match 1–0 to Jamaica in which they controversially had a goal disallowed in the second half.[3] Costa Rica would lose their final group match to Canada 3–1, elimating their chances of qualifying for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.[4]

Tournament record

World Cup

World Cup Finals
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
China 1991 Did Not Qualify
Sweden 1995 Did Not Enter
United States 1999 Did Not Qualify
United States 2003 Did Not Qualify
China 2007 Did Not Qualify
Germany 2011 Did Not Qualify
Canada 2015 Group stage 18th 3 0 2 1 3 4
France 2019 Did Not Qualify
Total 1/8 - 3 0 2 1 3 4
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
FIFA Women's World Cup history
Year Round Date Opponent Result Stadium
Canada 2015 Group stage 9 June  Spain D 1–1 Olympic Stadium, Montreal
13 June  South Korea D 2–2
17 June  Brazil L 0–1 Moncton Stadium, Moncton

CONCACAF Championship and Gold Cup

Women's Gold Cup
Year Result Matches Wins Draws* Losses GF GA GD
Haiti 1991 Group Stage 3 1 0 2 2 11 −9
United States 1993 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Canada 1994 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Canada 1998 Third Place 5 3 0 2 11 7 +4
United States 2000 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 2 18 −16
United StatesCanada 2002 Fourth Place 5 2 0 3 8 14 −6
United States 2006 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Mexico 2010 Fourth Place 5 2 0 3 4 11 −7
United States 2014 Runners-up 5 4 0 1 10 9 +1
United States 2018 Group Stage 3 1 0 2 9 4 +5
Total 7/10 29 13 1 15 46 74 −28
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Pan American Games

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
Canada 1999 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 1 1 4 4 17
Dominican Republic 2003 5th 2 0 0 2 2 5
Brazil 2007 Did Not Qualify
Mexico 2011 6th 3 0 1 2 5 8
Canada 2015 5th 3 1 0 2 2 5
Peru 2019 Qualified
Total 5/6 14 2 2 10 13 35

Recent schedule and results

The following is a list of recent match results, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

2018

Players

Current squad

The following players were pre-called up for the 2019 Pan American Games.[5]

Caps and goals as of 8 December 2016

Head coach: Amelia Valverde

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
GK Noelia Bermúdez 20 September 1994 (age 24) 12 0 Costa Rica Saprissa
GK Priscilla Tapia 2 May 1991 (age 28) 2 0 Costa Rica AD Moravia

DF Lixy Rodríguez 4 November 1990 (age 28) 63 2 Spain Tacón
DF Carol Sánchez 16 April 1986 (age 33) 45 2 Costa Rica AD Moravia
DF Daniela Cruz 8 March 1991 (age 28) 38 6 Spain Espanyol
DF Fabiola Sánchez 9 April 1993 (age 26) 16 3 Costa Rica Codea
DF Gabriela Guillén 1 March 1992 (age 27) 11 0 Costa Rica Saprissa
DF María Paula Elizondo 30 November 1998 (age 20) 4 0 Costa Rica Saprissa
DF Stephannie Blanco 13 December 2000 (age 18) 0 0 Costa Rica Arenal Coronado
DF Valeria del Campo 15 February 2000 (age 19) 0 0 Costa Rica Saprissa

MF Shirley Cruz (c) 28 August 1985 (age 33) 73 24 Unattached
MF Katherine Alvarado 11 April 1991 (age 28) 66 20 Spain Espanyol
MF Raquel Rodríguez 28 October 1993 (age 25) 49 31 United States Sky Blue FC
MF Gloriana Villalobos 20 August 1999 (age 19) 24 2 United States Florida State Seminoles
MF Mariana Benavides 26 December 1994 (age 24) 22 4 Costa Rica Arenal Coronado

FW María Paula Salas 12 July 2002 (age 17) 9 2 Costa Rica Saprissa
FW Priscila Chinchilla 11 July 2001 (age 18) 6 2 Costa Rica Codea
FW Sofía Varela 28 March 1998 (age 21) 0 0 Costa Rica Saprissa

Recent call-ups

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Fabiana Solano 22 October 2001 (age 17) Costa Rica Arenal Coronado 2019 Pan American Games PRE
GK Gabriela Valverde Costa Rica Saprissa 2019 Pan American Games PRE
GK Yolian Salas 7 April 1997 (age 22) 1 0 Costa Rica AD Moravia 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship
GK Daniela Solera 21 July 1997 (age 22) Finland KuPS 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship

DF María Paula Coto 2 March 1998 (age 21) 3 0 Costa Rica AD Moravia 2019 Pan American Games PRE
DF Valery Sandoval Costa Rica Codea 2019 Pan American Games PRE
DF Wendy Acosta 19 December 1989 (age 29) 56 18 Costa Rica AD Moravia 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship
DF Gipzy Prieto 20 March 2001 (age 18) Costa Rica AD Pococi 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship PRE

MF Sharon Jiménez Costa Rica Dimas Escazú 2019 Pan American Games PRE
MF María Paula Porras 18 March 2002 (age 17) Costa Rica Saprissa 2019 Pan American Games PRE
MF María José Morales 22 February 1996 (age 23) 0 0 Costa Rica AD Moravia 2019 Pan American Games PRE
MF Cristín Granados 19 August 1989 (age 29) 72 12 Costa Rica AD Moravia 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship
MF María Fernanda Barrantes 25 January 1996 (age 23) 32 21 Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship
MF Mariela Campos 4 January 1991 (age 28) 0 0 Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship
MF Fabiola Villalobos 13 March 1998 (age 21) 5 0 Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship PRE
MF Kendry Prieto 24 February 2000 (age 19) Costa Rica AD Pococi 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship PRE

FW Melissa Herrera 10 October 1996 (age 22) 38 17 France Stade de Reims 2019 Pan American Games PRE
FW Catalina Estrada Costa Rica Saprissa 2019 Pan American Games PRE
FW Diana Sáenz 15 April 1989 (age 30) 62 1 Costa Rica AD Moravia 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship PRE
FW Karla Villalobos 16 July 1989 (age 30) 22 12 Costa Rica UCR 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship PRE
FW Katheryn Arroyo 13 December 1996 (age 22) 7 0 Costa Rica UCEM Alajuela 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship PRE
FW Diana Araya 9 October 1996 (age 22) Costa Rica Pococi FC 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship PRE
FW Hillary Corrales 4 December 1999 (age 19) Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship PRE

Previous squads

World Cup
CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup

References

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  2. ^ "COSTA RICA". Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Jamaica stuns Costa Rica, controversially, to set up dramatic Group B finale". 8 October 2018. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Jamaica advance to face USWNT, Canada eliminates Costa Rica". 11 October 2018. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  5. ^ https://www.fedefutbol.com/2019/07/22/amelia-eligio-las-18-para-panamericanos/

External links

Amelia Valverde

Amelia Valverde, born 14 January 1987, is a Costa Rican association football manager. She is currently the head coach of the Costa Rica women's national football team.Valverde has been with the Costa Rica national team since 2011 in various roles, including assistant coach of the senior and under-20 teams. In January 2015 Valverde replaced Garabet Avedissian as the head coach.

Carol Sánchez

Carol Sánchez (born 16 April 1986) is a Costa Rican footballer who plays as a defender for Colombian club Independiente Santa Fe and the Costa Rica women's national football team. She competed at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada.

Costa Rica women's national under-17 football team

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Daniela Cruz

Daniela Cruz Mejía (born 8 March 1991) is a Costa Rican footballer who plays as a defender for Spanish Primera División club RCD Espanyol and the Costa Rica women's national team.

Daniela Solera

Daniela Solera (born 21 July 1997) is a Costa Rican international footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for the Costa Rica women's national football team. She appeared in three matches for Costa Rica at the 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship.

Diana Sáenz

Diana Saenz (born 15 April 1989) is a Costa Rican footballer who play as a defender for the Costa Rica women's national football team. She competed at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada.

Emilie Valenciano

Emilie Valenciano (born 15 February 1997) is a Costa Rican footballer who plays as a defender for Asheville City SC. She is a member of the Costa Rica women's national football team. She was part of the team at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Fabiola Villalobos

Fabiola Villalobos (born 13 March 1998) is a Costa Rican international footballer who plays as a forward for the Costa Rica women's national football team. She appeared in two matches for Costa Rica at the 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship.

Gabriela Guillén

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Mariela Campos

Mariela Campos (born 4 January 1991) is a Costa Rican international footballer who plays as a midfielder for the Costa Rica women's national football team. She appeared in one match for Costa Rica at the 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship.

María Coto

María Coto (born 2 March 1998) is a Costa Rican footballer who plays as a defender for the Costa Rica women's national football team. She was part of the team at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. On club level she plays for L.D. Alajuelense in Costa Rica.

María Paula Salas

María Paula Salas (born 12 July 2002) is a Costa Rican international footballer who plays as a forward for the Costa Rica women's national football team. She appeared in two matches for Costa Rica at the 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship.

Priscilla Chinchilla

Priscilla Chinchilla (born 11 July 2001) is a Costa Rican international footballer who plays as a midfielder for the Costa Rica women's national football team. She appeared in three matches for Costa Rica and scored two goals at the 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship.

Shirley Cruz

Shirley Cruz Traña (born 28 August 1985) is a Costa Rican football player who plays for Chinese club Jiangsu Suning in the Chinese Women's Super League. Cruz joined Lyon in January 2006 having previously played for the women's section of Costa Rican UCEM Alajuela and plays as a creative midfielder, often acting as a deep-lying playmaker. She is also a member of the Costa Rica women's national football team making her first major tournament appearance with her nation at the 2002 CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup, which served as a qualifying tournament for the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Wendy Acosta

Wendy Patricia Salas Acosta (born 19 December 1989) is a Costa Rican footballer who plays as a midfielder for the Costa Rica women's national football team.

June 9, 2018 FriendlyChile 4–0 Costa RicaRancagua, Chile
López Goal 10'
Benavides Goal 53' (o.g.)
Lara Goal 70'
Aedo Goal 82'
Stadium: Estadio El Teniente
June 12, 2018 FriendlyChile 2–2 Costa RicaRancagua, Chile
Lara Goal 3'
Rojas Goal 56'
G. Villalobos Goal 86'
Herrera Goal 90'
Stadium: Estadio El Teniente
July 19, 2018 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games – Group StageColombia 0–1 Costa RicaBarranquilla
15:00 G. Villalobos Goal 8' Stadium: Estadio Moderno Julio Torres
Referee: Francia González (Mexico)
July 21, 2018 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games – Group StageCosta Rica 2–1 JamaicaBarranquilla
16:00
Shaw Goal 57' Referee: Crystal Sobers (Trinidad and Tobago)
July 23, 2018 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games – Group StageCosta Rica 2–1 VenezuelaBarranquilla
16:00
Viso Goal 52' Stadium: Estadio Moderno Julio Torres
Referee: Suleimy Linarez (Cuba)
July 27, 2018 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games – Semi-FinalCosta Rica 2–0 Trinidad and TobagoBarranquilla
19:00
Stadium: Estadio Moderno Julio Torres
Referee: María González (Mexico)
July 30, 2018 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games – Gold Medal MatchCosta Rica 1–3 MexicoBarranquilla
19:00 Alvarado Goal 15' (pen.)
Stadium: Estadio Moderno Julio Torres
Referee: Odette Hamilton (Jamaica)
August 27, 2018 2018 CONCACAF qualificationCosta Rica 11–0 El SalvadorIMG Academy Field 11, Bradenton
10:00 Herrera Goal 5'45+1'55'
Alvarado Goal 9'
S. Cruz Goal 19'21'
G. Villalobos Goal 30'
R. Rodríguez Goal 36'
Granados Goal 63'
F. Villalobos Goal 82'
Salas Goal 84'
August 29, 2018 2018 CONCACAF qualificationCosta Rica 4–1 NicaraguaIMG Academy Field 6, Bradenton
10:00
  • Aguilar Goal 72'
August 31, 2018 2018 CONCACAF qualificationCosta Rica 3–1 PanamaIMG Academy Field 11, Bradenton
10:00
5 October 2018 CONCACAF Women's ChampionshipCosta Rica 8–0Cuba H-E-B Park, Edinburg
17:00 Herrera Goal 4'
Chinchilla Goal 5'45+1'
F. Sanchez Goal 19'
S. Cruz Goal 33'38'
Barrantes Goal 82' (pen.)90+2'
8 October 2018 CONCACAF Women's ChampionshipJamaica 1–0Costa Rica H-E-B Park, Edinburg
17:00 Shaw Goal 46'
11 October 2018 CONCACAF Women's ChampionshipCosta Rica 1–3Canada H-E-B Park, Edinburg
21:00 Villalobos Goal 73' Beckie Goal 26'
Prince Goal 40'
Sinclair Goal 57'
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