“Lo vamos a apoyar!” Step number one for each World Cup game is to have your country colors (red, white & blue) and your Costa Rica team jersey on! Step two, a typical breakfast of gallo pinto and eggs (maybe with a fried sweet plantain or a slice of fresh bread) served prior to the start of the match.
Costa Rica: where soccer is king!
Costa Ricans have always had an enthusiasm for soccer and this is demonstrated by the organizational structure of any typical town; there is always: a church, a public school, a small store (la pulperia) AND a soccer field. It is common to see kids and adults alike gathering for pickup games and anyone who shows up is welcomed onto the field to play; while the encounter is always fun, the desire to show off advanced moves and to win is serious!