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Stories with place: Costa Rica
  • 5 Costa Rica players to watch at the World Cup 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:24 am
  • SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - Three of the teams in Group D are loaded with famous players, like Italy striker Mario Balotelli, England forward Wayne Rooney and Uruguay striker Luis Suarez. The odd one out is Costa Rica.

  • Costa Rica hopes defense can hold up in World Cup 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:21 am
  • SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - Despite qualifying for the World Cup with the best defensive record in CONCACAF, Costa Rica is still a heavy underdog to get out of a group containing England, Italy and Uruguay.

  • Costa Rica coach Pinto is a student of the game 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:21 am
  • SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - Costa Rica coach Jorge Luis Pinto will need every bit of his tactical know-how if he is to lead the Central American nation out of Group D at the World Cup, where the team will play Italy, England and Uruguay.

  • Intel eliminates 1,500 jobs in Costa Rica 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 9:31 pm
  • SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - Chipmaker Intel announced Tuesday that it is eliminating 1,500 jobs from its assembly and test operation in Costa Rica, a blow to a country that has used Intel's presence to build a high-tech sector. More bad news hit hours later when a Bank of America subsidiary said it would lay off 1,400 employees in Costa Rica.

  • Unchallenged candidate wins Costa Rica vote 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 11:58 pm
  • SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - Opposition candidate Luis Solis easily won Sunday's presidential runoff in Costa Rica, an expected result given that his only rival had stopped campaigning a month earlier because he was so far behind in the polls.

  • Blatter says World Cup will be 'well done' 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 6:14 pm
  • SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - FIFA President Sepp Blatter says the World Cup will be "well done," but he criticized Brazilian authorities for starting late on stadium projects and for not providing enough worker safety.

  • Toluca advances to the Champions League semifinals 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 11:26 pm
  • TOLUCA, Mexico - Toluca beat the San Jose Earthquakes on penalties to advance to the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals for the second time Wednesday.