|OFFICIAL NAME||Costa Rica|
|CONCACAF AFFILIATION||Debut 1991 (Semifinals)|
|QUALIFICATION METHOD||1st place in 2019/20 Concacaf Nations League, League A Group D (November 17, 2019)|
|BEST FINISH||Runner-up in 2002|
|PREVIOUS APPEARANCES||15th (1991, 1993, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 & 2021)|
The Ticos will feel plenty motivated to make the 2021 Gold Cup one to remember. It has been since 2002 that Costa Rica last reached a Gold Cup Final and in 15 previous appearances the Central American team is yet to reach the Gold Cup mountain top. Nevertheless, Costa Rica always boasts some of the best players in the tournament, including GK Keylor Navas. After a near-miss against Mexico in the 2019 quarterfinals when they were eliminated in a penalty shootout, Costa Rica will be eager to prove once and for all that they have the mettle to be Gold Cup champions.