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Costa Rica qualified for the 2006 World Cup Finals on October 8th, 2005.

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Costa Rica in the World Cup Finals

World Cup Appearances:
Germany 2006 is Costa Rica's 3rd appearance at the World Cup Finals.

Costa Rica's Best World Cup Performance

Reaching the last 16 in Italia 90.

Costa Rica World Cup Preparations

Costa Rica Team Hotel

Holiday Inn Heidelberg Walldorf - Costa Rica Team Hotel for the 2006 World Cup Finals.
Holiday Inn Heidelberg Walldorf:
Roter Strasse, Walldorf.
The Costa Rica team have chosen to stay at the Holiday Inn Walldorf, close to Heidelberg. This 158-room property is only 56 miles from Frankfurt Airport and 62 miles from Stuttgart Airport. Local attractions include Heidelberg Castle, the Neckar valley, Hockenheim racetrack, Schwetzinger Garden and Baroque Castle, Speyer Dom (Cathedral) and of course, downtown Heidelberg.

Costa Rica fans wishing to be close to their team, might try the Astralis Hotel Domizil at Schwetzinger Str 50, Walldorf.

Hotels in Heidelberg:
Of course there's a wider choice of hotels in Heidelberg and much better nightlife.

Costa Rica Friendly Matches

Lost to Iran (2:3), Wednesday 1st March. (Tehran)
Carlos Hernandez (43), Danny Fonseca (60).

Lost to Ukraine (0:4), Sunday 28th May. (Kiev)

Lost to Czech Republic (0:1), Tuesday 30th May. (Jablonec)

Costa Rica in the 2006 World Cup

Federación Costarricense de Fútbol.
Group A

Germany vs Costa Rica in München:
Six goals in the opening game of the 2006 World Cup Finals, and not all of them by Germany; what more can you ask for?

Ecuador vs Costa Rica in Hamburg:
This second defeat means Costa Rica and Poland will have nothing left to play for; the 2006 World Cup is over for both of them

Costa Rica vs Poland in Hannover:
Only pride to play for in this game, as Germany and Ecuador had already qualified from Group A. Costa Rica's pride was hurt badly, as the flew home without a point from their 2006 World Cup Finals campaign.

Knockout Stage

Costa Rica failed to qualify for the Second Round.

Costa Rica World Cup Squad 2006

Costa Rica Football Kit
Los Ticos

Goalkeepers:

1 Alvaro Mesen (Herediano)
18 Jose Francisco Porras (Saprissa)
23 Wardy Alfaro (Alajuelense)

Defenders:

2 Jervis Drummond (Saprissa)
3 Luis Marin (Alajuelense)
4 Michael Umana (Brujas)
5 Gilberto Martinez (Brescia, Italy)
12 Leonardo Gonzalez (Herediano)
15 Harold Wallace (Alajuelense)
17 Gabriel Badilla (Saprissa)
22 Michael Rodriguez (Alajuelense)

Midfielders:

6 Danny Fonseca (Cartagines)
7 Cristian Bolanos (Saprissa)
8 Mauricio Solis (Comunicaciones, Guatemala)
10 Walter Centeno (Saprissa)
14 Randall Azofeifa (Saprissa)
16 Carlos Hernandez (Alajuelense)
20 Douglas Sequeira (Real Salt Lake, USA)

Forwards:

9 Paulo Wanchope (Herediano)
11 Ronald Gomez (Saprissa)
13 Kurt Bernard (Puntarenas)
19 Alvaro Saborio (Saprissa)
21 Victor Nunez (Cartagines)

Trainer:
Alexandre Guimaraes.

Players to watch:
9 Paulo Wanchope (Herediano)

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