Costa Ricans stood in long lines Tuesday night to get tickets for the world cup game for women under 17 at the Estadio Nacional.
However, the national team of Italy managed to take the game with a single goal by player Gloria Marinelli.
The second defeat in its group put Costa Rica out of the tournament.
The tournament is an official one under the auspices of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association. The Costa Rican team, although it is out of the running, has a final game Saturday in Tibás.