Saturday, January 21, 2017

Central American Cup update

Central American Cup

Match game 5
Costa Rica
El Salvador

Honduras v Belize:                   This is a game with the best against the worst.    The Central American Cup only has one more game each for the participants. The title is almost a lock for Honduras. A win or a tie over lowly Belize will give Honduras the Championship.  Honduras has scored the most goals and should be a shoe in for the Championship. Belize are not getting blown out like they use to and they have a tie this tournament. This is be one of Belizes best performance in the Central American Cup

Panama v Costa Rica:       Well officials thought at the beginning of the tournament that this game would decide the Championship. Well Costa Rica, the darlings of The World Cup 2014 stumbled through this tournament tying 3 times. They do NOT have a chance to retain their title.  Panama also has a tie and a loss giving them 7 points and a long shot at the championship. Panama not only has to beat might Costa Rica, they also need Honduras to lose to Belize (unlikely)and beat Honduras on GF GA differential. Panama is a LONG shot to win the Cup in home turf.

El Salvador v Nicaragua:  The winner of this game will qualify directly to the Gold Cup. Nicaragua has been building through their youth teams for quite a few years now. They have shown well in this tournament. With Guatemala out of the picture – this is Nicaragua best opportunity to qualify for the second time to the Gold Cup. El Salvador does not want to relinquish their hold on 4th best in the region. El Salvador wants to challenge the top teams not the bottom nations. This game should be full of excitement and drama.

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