CONCACAF under 20 tournament, Guatemala: Mexico are the champions!

Viva Mexico!!! Mexico are champions of the CONCACAF under 20 tournament, Guatemala So, no last minutes surprises last night as Mexico saw off Costa Rica 3-1 and were deservedly the champions – and, indeed, probably the best team by far! The third and fourth place game was won by Guatemala on a penalty shoot-out 7-6, beating Panama after the ninety [...]

CONCACAF under 20 tournament Summary

CONCACAF under 20 tournament Summary

CONCACAF under 20 tournament Summary: Qualified for under 20 World Cup Central and South America: Panama Mexico Costa Rica Guatemala Guatemala CONCACAF World Cup qualifying tournament: Sunday’s  final – Mexico v. Costa Rica. I’m now back in Spain, as we had the 4 classifiers for the World Cup.  Really, the semis and final aren’t too relevant to us although, of [...]

USA out of CONCACAF under 20 tournament

USA out of the CONCACAF under 20 tournament! What a night! Well, everything went to plan last night and one side of the draw saw my predictions right with Panama playing Costa Rica in Semi final 1.  However, tonight gave us two exciting games of football with shock results in both – even though they were very different games. QF3 [...]

CONCACAF under 20 tournament, results day 5

Results for day 5 of the CONCACAF under 20 tournament Match 9 Costa Rica 3 Canada 0 Everything seems to be going to my predictions and Costa Rica topped their group with maximum points after a comfortable 3-0 win over Canada. Costa Rica convinced….. Canada didn’t. Goals from Juan Golobio, Joel Campbell and Escoe Miller for Costa Rica -and another [...]

CONCACAF under 20 tournament, results day 4

Day 4 of the CONCACAF under 20 tournament in Guatemala Game 7 Panama 3 Surinam 0 Panama were, as the result suggests, far superior. Surinam were well organised but weak technically.  In fact, there was not a great deal to the game – with the only striking element the hat-trick from the Panama forward Cecilio Watermann. Paul Cordero also impressed [...]

CONCACAF under 20 tournament, results update

CONCACAF under 20 tournament, results update (29th March 2011) Game 1. USA vs Surinam The USA literally swept Surinam aside in what was a game that will not go down in history and was practically a training session for the USA. Like Guadalupe last night, Surinam were far too innocent – and the lack of experience and quality of their [...]