Costa Rica takes early lead at Blind Football Central American Championships
Date: November 6, 2019
Costa Rica shot to the top of the table on match day 1 at the IBSA Blind Football Central American Championships in Guatemala City. The reigning regional champions had a surprisingly easy victory over the hosts in the opening match of the tournament.
Starting positively, Costa Rica took an early 3-0 lead before Guatemala found their feet and settled down in front of their home support. However, Costa Rica proved to be too strong and ran out 10-0 winners. Flores and Contreras scored four each and Felipe Ulate scored the other two goals.
Caption: Guatemala and Costa Rica line up before the match.
In yesterday’s second game, Nicaragua took the lead in the first half through Pablo Robles and looked to have the three points in the bag. However, El Salvador had other ideas and equalised at the end of the match thanks to a strike by Javier Meza.
Caption: Nicaragua and El Salvador line-ups.
Today’s games will see Costa Rica take on El Salvador at 10:00 local time, while Guatemala face Nicaragua at 14:00. You can follow all the action live via the stream on the IBSA Blind Football Facebook page.
The IBSA Blind Football Central American Championships 2019 are hosted by the Comité Pro Ciegos y Sordos de Guatemala.
Caption: action shot from the Guatemala vs Costa Rica game.