Costa Rica
Costa Rica


Official Name

Costa Rica

CONCACAF WOMEN'S U-17 APPEARANCES (Final Round): 5th (Trinidad & Tobago 2008, Costa Rica 2010, Grenada 2016, Nicaragua/United States 2018 and Dominican Republic 2022).

RECORD: GP-16 W-6 D-1 L-9 (GF-33 GA-45) / 39.6% effectiveness.


BEST PERFORMANCE: Runner Up (Trinidad & Tobago 2008), 4° Place (Costa Rica 2010 -Host-).

TOP SCORERS HISTORY: Katherine Alvarado 5, María Paula Salas 3, Raquel Rodríguez 3, María Moreira 3.

GOLDEN BOOT: Katherine Alvarado (5 goals in Trinidad & Tobago 2008).

QUALIFICATION CWU17C: Automatic. 5th Ranked

FIFA U17 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP APPEARANCES: 2 (New Zealand 2008 and Costa Rica 2014 -Host-).

BEST APP FIFA U17 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP: Group Stage (New Zealand 2008 and Costa Rica 2014 -Host-).

LAST APPEARANCE FIFA U17 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP: Group Stage (Costa Rica 2014 -Host-).

H2H (Teams Group G 2022):

  1. Puerto Rico: no games played.
  2. Grenada: no games played.
  3. United States: (6 games played). 100% won USA. H2H: CRC 0-6 USA (Samatha Mewis x2, Courtney Verloo x2, Julia Roberts, Victoria Dimartino) Group A, Trinidad & Tobago 2008; USA 4-1 CRC (Tani Costa x2, Kristen Mewis, Courtney Verloo; Katherine Alvarado) Final, Trinidad & Tobago 2008; CRC 0-10 USA (Taylor Smith x3, Alexandra Doll, Morgan Brian x2, Lindsey Horan x2, Kaili Torres, Jennifer Gonzalez) Group B, Costa Rica 2010; CRC 0-6 USA (Kaysie Clark, Kaili Torres, Olivia Brannon, Lindsey Horan, Isabell Farrell, Taylor Smith) 3rd Place Costa Rica 2010; USA 2-0 CRC (Alexa Spaanstra, Ashley Sanchez) Group B, Grenada 2016; USA 4-0 (Jeimy Umaña o/g, Payton Linnehan, Kennedy Wesley, Sophia Jones) Group B, Nicaragua/United States 2018.

Costa Rica have two previous Women’s U17 World Cup appearances to their name, and they will be seeking a third when they take the field in their fifth CWU17. The Ticas’ best finish in the CWU17 came in 2008 as runners-up.