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Belize advances to the semi-final round in Copa Centro Americana Print E-mail
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Thursday, 24 January 2013 00:00

DeonThe National Football Team of  Belize made history on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013, when it won its first ever football match in the Copa Centro Americana Tournament that is currently taking place in San Jose, Costa Rica, against Nicaragua in a 2-1 victory. Belize got on the scoreboard first when, forward, Travis Lennon scored Belize’s 1st goal of the game in the 28th minute of play to give Belize a 1-0 lead.

It was well into the second half of the game that Nicaragua was able to score the equalizing goal against Belize for a 1-1 tied. However, in the closing minutes of the game, Deon McCauley scored the second and what proved to be the winning goal for Belize. With the 2-1 win for Belize over Nicaragua, Belize advanced to the playoff round of the Copa Centro Americana.

Belize’s place as the number 2 seed in its division was solidified when Costa Rica, the tournament’s favourite, and Guatemala played to a 1-1 draw. The semi-final games which are scheduled to commence on Friday, January 25th will see Belize going up against Honduras and in the second semi-final game it will be Costa Rica and El Salvador.

The championship was started on Friday, January 18th saw Belize losing to Costa Rica by the score of 1-0 and then on Sunday, January 20th, Belize played to a 0-0 draw against Guatemala.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 January 2013 13:47