• Tuesday Jul 15, 2014

    Duarte remembers his roots

    World Cup star Oscar Duarte (right) presents Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega (left) with a signed Costa Rica national team jersey. 

    MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Costa Rica World Cup star Oscar Duarte returned to Nicaragua – the country of his birth – and presented a jersey signed by his teammates to President Daniel Ortega, the Nicaraguan government website reported Tuesday.

    The defender, who plays with Club Brugge in Belgium, attained celebrity status in the Central American country after becoming the first player born in Nicaragua to participate and score in a World Cup. 

    On its run to the quarterfinals at Brazil 2014, Duarte appeared in four of Costa Rica’s five matches, netting in the historic 3-1 win over Uruguay.

    After festivities in San Jose, the 25-year-old traveled to Nicaragua, where he enjoyed a massive welcome and celebrated with family in his hometown.

    Duarte was born in Nicaragua in 1989, but has lived in Costa Rica since age five.  He spent his youth career with Saprissa, before making his professional debut with the legendary club in 2009.

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