Putting aside North American giants Mexico and USA, no CONCACAF team has been as successful for as long as Costa Rica. Los Ticos are both the first Central American team to win a FIFA World Cup„ game, which they achieved in 1990, and to reach four finals. They featured in 1990 FIFA World Cup Italy„ by topping the CONCACAF table and went on to reach the Round of 16 ahead of Scotland and Sweden before falling to Czechoslovakia. Los Ticos rode incredible defensive organization and team spirit to finish second in CONCACAF qualifying behind the USA. Coach Jose Luis Pinto€s favored defend-and-counter approach worked perfectly as his charges amassed an impressive 476 minutes without conceding a goal en route to Brazil. Show your support in Costa Rica€s official licensed gear.