Saturday, January 8, 2011
Seven Central American nations begin their mission to earn one of five berths in the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup with the January 14 start of the Copa Centroamericana in Panama.
Formerly known as the Copa de Naciones de UNCAF, Panama will seek to repeat as champion while Costa Rica will aim for a seventh title.
Played exclusively in Panama City's Rommel Fernandez Stadium, the tournament will kick off with a tripleheader that includes El Salvador vs. Nicaragua, Costa Rica vs. Honduras and Panama vs. Belize.
The final, as well as third-place game, will be played Sunday, January 23.