Friday, April 15, 2011

Blatter's tour...Guatemala

Blatter’s Central American visit. . . Guatemala The FIFA President made his way through Central American nations. His first stop was Guatemala. Blatter watched the host (Guatemala) beat Panama for 3rd place in CONCACAF U-20. The next day he presented Mexico with the U-20 trophy. The last stop was to the newly constructed “national team hotel” that is funded by the goal project. These team hotels will house the national team as they prepare for international events. Some players come in internationally and it would be a great advantage for the host national team to stay together. This will be a big boost for the national team during World Cup Qualifying. Since Phase 4 has yet to be started the national team hotel is not fully complete. “FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter began a lengthy tour of Central America on Sunday,making his first stop in Guatemala, where he met with several leading dignitaries and attended the final day of the U-20 CONCACAF Championship.Warner then joined the FIFA President in presenting Mexico with the trophy as U-20 CONCACAF champions, all this after they had watched hosts Guatemala beat Panama on penalties in the match for third place earlier in the day. Despite missing out on a place in the final, the Guatemalans had every reason to be delighted, having clinched a berth at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Colombia 2011, the first time they have qualified for the finals." “before setting off for the national team hotel, which was built thanks to the country’s Goal Project, phase four of which is yet to start.” I had to add this picture I found on web of Guatemala's U-20 team celebrating after the upset of the USA team in Guatemala. The stands were packed and the team was estatic. This could be the spring board and not Blatter's investment that propells Guatemala back into the Central American frey again.......

1 comment:

Lorric said...

Don't forget, that third place finish also qualified Guatemala to the Pan American Games.