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|Nickname(s)||La Sele (The Selection)|
La Tricolor (The Tricolor)
|Association||Federación Costarricense de Fútbol|
|Confederation||CONCACAF (North America, Central America and the Caribbean)|
|Sub-confederation||Central American Football Union (Central America)|
|Head coach||Amelia Valverde|
|Captain||Shirley Cruz Traña|
|Home stadium||Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica|
|Current||37 3 (7 December 2018)|
|Highest||29 (December 2016)|
|Lowest||106 (March 2010)|
|Appearances||1 (first in 2015)|
|Best result||Group Stage (2015)|
|Appearances||6 (first in 1991)|
|Best result||Runners-up (2014)|
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.
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.
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. 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.
|World Cup Finals|
|1991||Did Not Qualify|
|1995||Did Not Enter|
|1999||Did Not Qualify|
|2003||Did Not Qualify|
|2007||Did Not Qualify|
|2011||Did Not Qualify|
|2019||Did Not Qualify|
|Women's Gold Cup|
|1993||Did Not Enter||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1994||Did Not Enter||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2006||Did Not Qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
The following is a list of recent match results, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.
|June 9, 2018 Friendly||Chile||4-0||Costa Rica||Rancagua, Chile|
Benavides 53' (o.g.)
|Stadium: Estadio El Teniente|
|June 12, 2018 Friendly||Chile||2-2||Costa Rica||Rancagua, Chile|
|G. Villalobos 86'
|Stadium: Estadio El Teniente|
|July 19, 2018 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games - Group Stage||Colombia||0-1||Costa Rica||Barranquilla|
|15:00||G. Villalobos 8'||Stadium: Estadio Moderno Julio Torres|
Referee: Francia González (Mexico)
|July 21, 2018 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games - Group Stage||Costa Rica||2-1||Jamaica||Barranquilla|
|16:00||Shaw 57'||Referee: Crystal Sobers (Trinidad and Tobago)|
|July 23, 2018 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games - Group Stage||Costa Rica||2-1||Venezuela||Barranquilla|
|16:00||Viso 52'||Stadium: Estadio Moderno Julio Torres|
Referee: Suleimy Linarez (Cuba)
|July 27, 2018 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games - Semi-Final||Costa Rica||2-0||Trinidad and Tobago||Barranquilla|
|19:00||Stadium: Estadio Moderno Julio Torres|
Referee: María González (Mexico)
|July 30, 2018 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games - Gold Medal Match||Costa Rica||1-3||Mexico||Barranquilla|
|19:00||Alvarado 15' (pen.)||Stadium: Estadio Moderno Julio Torres|
Referee: Odette Hamilton (Jamaica)
|August 27, 2018 2018 CONCACAF qualification||Costa Rica||11-0||El Salvador||IMG Academy Field 11, Bradenton|
|10:00||Herrera 5', 45+1', 55'
S. Cruz 19', 21'
G. Villalobos 30'
R. Rodríguez 36'
F. Villalobos 82'
|August 29, 2018 2018 CONCACAF qualification||Costa Rica||4-1||Nicaragua||IMG Academy Field 6, Bradenton|
|August 31, 2018 2018 CONCACAF qualification||Costa Rica||3-1||Panama||IMG Academy Field 11, Bradenton|
|5 October 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship||Costa Rica||8-0||Cuba||H-E-B Park, Edinburg|
Chinchilla 5', 45+1'
F. Sanchez 19'
S. Cruz 33', 38'
Barrantes 82' (pen.), 90+2'
|8 October 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship||Jamaica||1-0||Costa Rica||H-E-B Park, Edinburg|
|11 October 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship||Costa Rica||1-3||Canada||H-E-B Park, Edinburg|
|21:00||Villalobos 73'||Beckie 26'
Head coach: Amelia Valverde
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Noelia Bermúdez||20 September 1994||3||0||UCR|
|18||GK||Daniela Solera||21 July 1997||KuPS|
|2||DF||Mario Salazar||1 March 1992||18||0||Deportivo Saprissa|
|4||DF||Mariana Benavides||26 December 1994||22||4||AD Moravia|
|6||DF||Carol Sánchez||16 April 1986||45||2||AD Moravia|
|8||DF||Daniela Cruz||8 March 1991||38||6||Deportivo Saprissa|
|12||DF||Lixy Rodríguez||4 November 1990||63||2||Tacón|
|19||DF||Fabiola Sánchez||9 April 1993||16||3||F.C. Ramat HaSharon|
|20||DF||Wendy Acosta||19 December 1989||6||0||AD Moravia|
|7||MF||Melissa Herrera||10 October 1996||38||17||Reims FF|
|9||MF||Gloriana Villalobos||20 August 1999||24||2||Florida State Seminoles|
|10||MF||Shirley Cruz||28 August 1985||73||24||Jiangsu Suning|
|11||MF||Raquel Rodríguez||28 October 1993||49||31||Sky Blue FC|
|13||MF||Fabiola Villalobos||13 March 1998||5||0||Deportivo Saprissa|
|14||MF||María Fernanda Barrantes||25 January 1996||32||21||Deportivo Saprissa|
|15||MF||Cristin Granados||19 August 1989||72||12||Tacón|
|16||MF||Katherine Alvarado (c)||11 April 1991||66||20||Espanyol|
|5||MF||Mariela Campos||0||0||Deportivo Saprissa|
|3||FW||María Paula Porras||16 July 1989||Deportivo Saprissa|
|17||FW||María Paula Salas||12 July 2002||Deportivo Saprissa|
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Dinnia Díaz||14 January 1988||39||0||AD Moravia|
|GK||Yolian Salas||7 April 1997||1||0||AD Moravia|
|GK||Yirlania Arroyo||28 May 1986||40||0||v. 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup|
|DF||Wendy Acosta||19 December 1989||56||18||AD Moravia|
|DF||Valeria del Campo||36||17||Deportivo Saprissa|
|DF||María Paula Elizondo||30 November 1998||4||0||Dimas Alajuela|
|DF||Carolina Ángulo||1||0||Deportivo Saprissa||v. United States; July 22, 2016|
|DF||Diana Sáenz||15 April 1989||62||1||AD Moravia||v. United States; July 22, 2016|
|DF||Noelle Sanz||21 January 1995||1||0||Univ. of Alabama||v. 2016 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying|
|DF||Emilie Valenciano||15 February 1997||4||0||L.D. Alajuelense||v. 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup|
|MF||Fernanda Chavarría||1||0||Arenal Coronado|
|MF||María José Morales||0||0||AD Moravia|
|MF||Mayra Almazán||7 September 1994||1||0||PDA Slammers||v. 2016 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying|
|FW||Indira González||9 January 1998||2||0||Dimas Escazú|
|FW||Carolina Venegas||28 September 1991||49||17||Sporting CP|
|FW||Katheryn Arroyo||13 December 1996||7||0||UCEM Alajuela||v. El Salvador; October 2, 2015|
|FW||Adriana Venegas||12 June 1991||10||5||C.S. Herediano||v. 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup|
|FW||Karla Villalobos||16 July 1989||22||12||UCR||v. 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games|
|FW||Hillary Corrales||4 December 1999||Deportivo Saprissa||v. 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games|