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Costa Rica 2018 Shirts



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Costa Rica's most capped player is Luis Marin (116 caps) and their top scorer is the well known Paulo Wanchope who has 43 international goals. They played their first international against El Salvador in 1921 winning seven nil. Their biggest win was a 12-0 thrashing of Puerto Rico in 1946. Mexico have twice put seven past them without reply for their heaviest defeats. Costa Rica play in home shirts of red with blue shorts and white socks, the away kit is a white shirt with blue shorts and red socks.

Costa Rica play in the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying group they are nicknamed Los Ticos and have qualified for four world cups, once progressing to the knock-out stages. The Costa Rican's have never won the CONCACAF Gold Cup, but did finish runners up in 2002, they have also played in the Copa America, making the quarter-finals on their last two occasions.

The nation also play in the UNCAF which is a sub-confederation to the CONCACAF and they have won the UNCAF on seven occasions.

Costa Rica wear red home shits with white trim which are supplied by Spanish brand Joma and they are one of the most dominant sides on the CONCACAF confederation along with Mexico, USA and Honduras. The nation have been CONCACAF champions on three occasions, runners-up on once occasion and third place on four occasions. Fulham's Bryan Ruiz is arguably the nations best player on the current roster.

World Cup Kits

Costa Rica's football kit has used the nation's flag colours as the basis of the design. A red shirt with blue shorts and red socks is the most commonly seen combination for the Central American nation. Supplied by Italian brand Lotto Sport Italia, the 2014 World Cup Costa Rica home kit features their trademark red colour along with blue trim on the collar, sleeve hems and sides. The shirt features a unique design on the front where the blue colour is stamped on the front diagonally. The shirt is complemented with blue shorts and red socks.

Costa Rica's away kit for the 2014 World Cup features the same template as the Costa Rica home shirt but coloured in white with red trim. The away kit features white shorts and socks.

Costa Rica matched their red shirt with both white and blue shorts on their debut FIFA World Cup appearance in 1990 along with alterations needed due to a clash with those of Scotland.

On both appearances at the event it has been blue shorts and white socks that have been the standard accompaniment. Unique features have been added to the shirt over time including a blue collar in 2002 and a white and blue streak across the chest in 2006.

One of the most memorable away kits by Costa Rica is the Juventus-styled black and white striped shirt used in 1990. This shirt was complemented with white shorts and socks. After 1997 the striped kit was scrapped for a plain white shirt with blue shorts.

Including their current kit supplier by Lotto Sport Italia, Costa Rica have had several manufacturers such as Reebok in the 90's and Atletica and Joma in the 00's. Italian brand Lotto took over Joma in 2009.

The basics of the kit have remained largely untouched since Costa Rica's first international. Being one of the most inexperienced nations in terms of World Cups the side have a tough group at next year's World Cup where they have to play Uruguay, England and Italy.

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