In an exciting match, the Costa Rica U-23 team achieved an important 0-1 victory over Honduras at the San Salvador 2023 Central American and Caribbean Games. The only goal of the game came after 78 minutes, when Álvaro Zamora took advantage of a shot from outside the area that was badly saved by the Honduran goalkeeper.
The match was highly contested, with both teams showing a great level of play. Honduras looked to secure their place in the semifinals, while Costa Rica struggled to keep their qualification hopes alive.
⏱️ END OF THE MATCH
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– Honduras National Team (@FenafuthOrg) July 3, 2023
Zamora’s goal proved decisive for Costa Rica, as it allowed them to take all three points and secure a more favorable position in the standings. On the other hand, this defeat meant a hard blow for Honduras, which was left in a more complicated position to advance to the next phase.
In addition to the importance of the result for both teams, this victory has a direct impact on the elimination of Guatemala in the Central American and Caribbean Games. Guatemala finished the group stage in third place, behind Honduras, due to the direct duel they lost to the Hondurans 2-1 the previous day.
– FEDEFUT GUATEMALA (@fedefut_oficial) July 3, 2023
Guatemala depended on itself to qualify…
Before the match against Jamaica, Guatemala depended on itself to qualify for the semifinals and get closer to the medals. However, the 1-1 draw in that game left them with a bitter taste, as they had several chances to win, but their aim was off.
Guatemala’s elimination was confirmed with Costa Rica’s victory over Honduras, which relegated the Chapines to third place in the standings. A result that will surely disappoint the Guatemalan team and its fans, who had high expectations for the tournament.
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Guatemala says goodbye to men’s soccer in San Salvador 2023 in the group stage