Costa Rica

Himno Nacional de Costa Rica
Spanish lyrics

Noble patria tu hermosa bandera
Expresión de tu vida nos da:
Bajo el límpido azul de tu cielo
Blanca y pura descansa la paz.

En la lucha tenaz de fecunda labor
Que enrojece del hombre la faz,
Conquistaron tus hijos, labriegos sencillos,
Eterno prestigio, estima y honor,
Eterno prestigio, estima y honor.

¡Salve oh tierra gentil, salve oh madre de amor!
Cuando alguno pretenda tu gloria manchar,
Verás a tu pueblo, valiente y viril
La tosca herramienta en arma trocar.

¡Salve oh patria! tu pródigo suelo
Dulce abrigo y sustento nos da;
Bajo el límpido azul de tu cielo
¡Vivan siempre el trabajo y la paz!


National Anthem of Costa Rica
English translation

Noble homeland, your beautiful flag
Express for us your life:
Under the limpid blue of your skies,
Peace reigns, white and pure.

In the tenacious battle of fruitful toil,
That brings a glow to men’s faces,
Your sons, simple farm hands,
Gained eternal renown, esteem and honour
Gained eternal renown, esteem and honour.

Hail gentle country, hail loving mother!
If anyone should attempt to besmirch your glory,
You will see your people, valiant and virile,
Exchange their rustic tools for weapons.

Hail O homeland! Your prodigal soil
Gives us sweet sustenance and shelter.
Under the limpid blue of your sky,
May peaceful labour ever continue.

2014 FIFA World Cup Costa Rica Team Profile:

World Cup 2014 Costa Rica Team National Anthem:

Group D. First stage. Costa Rica vs. Uruguay (3:1)

Group D. First stage. Costa Rica vs. Italy (1:0)

Group D. First stage. Costa Rica vs. England (0:0)

Round of 16. Costa Rica vs. Greece (1:1) (Costa Rica wins 5-3 on PKs)

Quarterfinal. Costa Rica vs. Netherlands (0:0) (Netherlands wins 4-3 on PKs)