Posted: Saturday, April 30, 2022. 10:59 a.m. CST.
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By Ruben Morales Iglesias:
Regardless of the outcome of Saturday’s match against guests Puerto Rico in the final Group A game of the UNCAF FIFA FORWARD U19 Central American Championship, the Belize Men’s U19 National Team (BMNT) is already seeded. seventh out of seven Central American countries.
The Central American tournament being held here this week is a ranking tournament, so by finishing last in Group A, Belize is already ranked seventh in Central America as our opponents in the last game are not from Central America. Puerto Rico, as mentioned above, play as guests. Thus, a win or loss to Puerto Rico cannot lift Belize above seventh place in Central America.
Despite their efforts, Belize lost 2-0 to Honduras and 5-1 to El Salvador, while earning a 2-2 draw against Nicaragua in the week-long competition and will face Puerto Rico today in 4:15 p.m. at the Isidoro Beaton stadium. in Belmopan.
El Salvador topped Group A followed by Nicaragua, Honduras and Belize in that order.
Costa Rica finished first in Group B, followed by Panama, Guatemala and Puerto Rico.
El Salvador and Costa Rica will decide the top two spots. Nicaragua and Panama will determine 3rd and 4th places. Honduras and Guatemala will play for fifth and sixth, while Belize and Puerto Rico for seventh and eighth.
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