Hosts Guatemala secured its place in the final of the IBSA Blind Football Central American Championships yesterday and will face the reigning champions Costa Rica in the final of the tournament tomorrow (Saturday 9th November) at 14:00 local time.
A 0-0 draw against El Salvador was enough to see the host team move to four points and book its spot in the final. El Salvador had opportunities to score and qualify until the very end of the match, but the local team held on for the draw.
Caption: Nicaragua and Costa Rica line up before yesterday's game.
In yesterday’s first match, Costa Rica proved to be too good for Nicaragua and ran out 7-0 winners. The reigning Central American champions top the table at the end of the group stage on maximum nine points and with 22 goals for and none against.
The top scorer at the end of the first stage of the tournament is young Costa Rican star Ángel Flores on 12 goals.
Caption: Guatemala vs El Salvador team line-ups.
The players rest today to prepare for tomorrow’s final matches.
Match schedule Saturday 9th November
10:00 3rd-4th place play-off – Nicaragua vs El Salvador
14:00 Final – Costa Rica vs Guatemala
The IBSA Blind Football Central American Championships 2019 are being held in Guatemala City and are hosted by the Comité Pro Ciegos y Sordos de Guatemala
Follow all the action live from Guatemala tomorrow via the stream on the IBSA Blind Football Facebook page