Have you had a chance to check them out? Lotto Sport Italia unveiled Costa Rica’s new uniforms at San Jose’s National Stadium in March, in front of coach, players, and the president of Federaccion Costarricense de Futbol.
The home jersey is red, with a blue stripe across the chest and a few blue stripes with white strokes at the shoulders. The undercollar is embroidered with the country’s name and “Ticos Contigo” in gold, and the jersey is paired with blue shorts with red and white opposite sides.
For their away jersey, players will be sporting all white uniforms with a red chest stripe and blue and red accents.
The strip is made with a process called nano dry tech, which allows for better breathability and quick drying, ideal for keeping players’ body temperatures in check while on the field.
The Ticos’ uniforms don’t just pop—they have a special meaning underneath. Not only does the bright red match well with the country’s flag, it stands for everything Costa Ricans and the team do: happiness, passion, and joy. Costa Rica is, after all, the happiest country in the world according to the New Economics Foundation.
The team’s best—and closest—performance at the World Cup came in 1990 (another Lotto-dressed year). Costa Rica and its then-president Oscar Arias Sanchez travelled to Italy to reach a second-round victory, finishing with the top 16 teams in the world.
This year, the team’s hoping for an even bigger win—and has “Ticos Contigo” on their collars as a reminder of their country’s support.