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Costa Rica in the World Cup Finals

World Cup Appearances:
Korea-Japan 2002 was Costa Rica's 2nd appearance in the World Cup Finals.

Best World Cup Performance:
Reaching the last 16 at Italia 1990.

Costa Rica in the 2002 World Cup

Federación Costarricense de Fútbol.
Group C

China vs Costa Rica

The teacher and the pupil, Bora Milutinovic and former understudy Alexandre Guimares, both with a Manchester City player in their team; Sun Jihai for China and Paulo Wanchope for Costa Rica.

Costa Rica vs Turkey

A point against Turkey kept Costa Rica's hopes of a place in the Second Round alive.

Costa Rica vs Brazil

Costa Rica almost came back into this game by scoring a goal on either side of half-time, to haul back Brazil's early three goal lead.

Knockout Stage

Costa Rica failed to qualify for the Second Round.

Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football.

Federación Costarricense de Fútbol.

Costa Rica World Cup Squad


1 Erick Lonnis (Saprissa)
18 Alvaro Mesén (Alajuelense)
23 Lester Morgan (Herediano)


2 Jervis Drummond (Saprissa)
3 Luis Marín (Alajuelense)
4 Mauricio Wright (Herediano)
5 Gilberto Martínez (Saprissa)
13 Daniel Vallejo (Herediano)
14 Juan Jose Rodriguez (San Carlo)
15 Harold Wallace (Alajuelense)
21 Pablo Chinchilla (Alajuenlense)
22 Carlos Castro (Alajuelense)


6 Wilmer López (Alajuelense)
7 Rolando Fonseca (Saprissa)
8 Mauricio Solis (Alajuelense)
10 Wálter Centeno (Saprissa)
19 Rodrigo Cordero (Herediano)


9 Paulo Wanchope (Manchester City)
11 Rónald Gómez (OFI Crete)
12 Winston Parks (Udinese)
16 Steven Bryce (Alajuelense)
17 Hernan Medford (Deportivo Saprissa)
20 William Sunsing (New England Revolution)

Alexander Guimaraes.

Teams by Group

2002 FIFA World Cup matches in Korea
In Korea

Group A
Travel to Denmark Denmark, Travel to France France, Travel to Senegal Senegal, Travel to Uruguay Uruguay.

Group B
Travel to Paraguay Paraguay, Travel to Slovenia Slovenia, Travel to Spain Spain, Travel to South Africa South Africa.

Group C
Travel to Brazil Brazil, Travel to China China, Travel to Costa Rica Costa Rica, Travel to Turkey Turkey.

Group D
Travel to Poland Poland, Travel to Portugal Portugal, Travel to South Korea South Korea, Travel to USA United States.

Korea First Round Matches.

2002 FIFA World Cup matches in Japan
In Japan

Group E
Travel to Cameroon Cameroon, Travel to Germany Germany, Travel to Ireland Republic of Ireland, Travel to Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia.

Group F
Travel to Argentina Argentina, Travel to England England, Travel to Nigeria Nigeria, Travel to Sweden Sweden.

Group G
Travel to Croatia Croatia, Travel to Ecuador Ecuador, Travel to Italy Italy, Travel to Mexico Mexico.

Group H
Travel to Belgium Belgium, Travel to Japan Japan, Travel to Russia Russia, Travel to Tunisia Tunisia.

Japan First Round Matches.

Destination Costa Rica

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