THE World Cup is upon us and many players have already made the journey to Qatar.
Among the players fighting for the world title is Costa Rica from Central America.
Costa Rica defeated New Zealand 1-0 in the play-off final to secure their place in Qatar[/caption]
Jewison Bennette, 18, has become an integral part of Luis Fernando Suárez’s new squad[/caption]
Fans will fondly remember 2014 when they beat Uruguay and Italy and topped their group.
Head coach Luis Fernando Suárez wants to surprise again this year. To do this, they have to navigate past both Spain and Germany in a difficult Group E.
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What are the lyrics of the national anthem of Costa Rica?
Costa Rica’s national anthem was written by Jose Maria Zeledon Brenes
However, the music has existed since 1852.
The anthem reflects the country’s peaceful attitude and decision not to deploy an army.
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Citizens, the sun of the free
has risen radiant to the zenith;
its splendor takes our breath away
win or die for the fatherland.
Costa Rica broke the chains
that bound them to foreign power;
she released her own flag into the wind
and established the kingdom of justice.
Liberty enthusiastically announced
freedom all right and good;
she girded the garland of progress
at her virgin and innocent temple!
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The ambition of a suspect foreigner
tried to yoke her
The people rose up indignantly
and they cried, “Back, intruder!”
And Walker’s rampaging troops
listened, softened their voices,
for above them the heroic battles,
Costa Rica nailed their banner.
Heaven for years to come
wanted to give us happiness and peace
and in its benevolent shadow progress
established national wealth.
Constant and active work
generously gave bread to the people
and guardia was, the circumscribed duty,
Of the right of the people, the guardian.
The greed of jealous brothers
agitated in constant unrest:
let’s not live consciously
in peace, progress and light;
And they challenge us to a fratricidal battle
Preparation of the treacherous arquebus;
So come, so that injustice never