Posted: Saturday, April 23, 2022. 9:27 a.m. CST.
Photo credit: FFB
By Ruben Morales Iglesias:
Belize take on Nicaragua on the opening day of the FIFA F0RWARD Under-19 Central American Football Championship on Sunday in the capital Belmopan.
The Belize Football Federation is hosting the week-long UNCAF Central American Championship from Monday, April 24 to Saturday, April 30.
The eight participating countries, including Puerto Rico as guests, were divided into two groups. Group A consisting of Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicaragua plays at FFB Stadium while Group B consisting of Guatemala, Panama, Costa Rica, and Puerto Rico plays at Isidoro Beaton Stadium.
On Sunday, Honduras opens the regional championship at the FFB stadium against El Salvador at 4:15 p.m. In the main match of the day, Belize will host Nicaragua at 7:00 p.m.
At the Isidoro Beaton Stadium, Panama will play the opening match against Costa Rica at 4:15 p.m. Guatemala plays the second match of the opening day against Puerto Rico.
On Tuesday, April 26, at the FFB Stadium, Nicaragua take on Honduras in the first game while Belize close in on El Salvador. Group B will feature Puerto Rico against Panama and Costa Rica against Guatemala.
On Thursday, April 28, the FFB Stadium will see El Salvador-Nicaragua in the opener and Belize against Honduras in the final match of the first round of the round robin. At Isidoro Beaton, Costa Rica opens against Puerto Rico followed by Guatemala against Panama.
All games are played at 4:15 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
The tournament will be held as a round robin. The group winners contest the championship on Saturday April 30 at 7:00 p.m. at the FFB Stadium. In the opening match at 4:15 p.m., the two second-place teams play for third place.
The Isidoro Beaton will host the seventh-place match between the bottom two teams at 4:15 p.m. and the fifth-place match between the two third-place teams at 7:00 p.m.
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