• Sunday Jan 27, 2013

    Copa Centroamericana - Day Five Preview

    2013 UNCAF Copa Centroamericana

    San Jose, Costa Rica - Estadio Nacional
    January 18-27, 2013

    JANUARY 27, 2013 - PREVIEW
    (all statistics are from Copa Centroamericana only)

    THIRD PLACE MATCH
    El Salvador v Belize, 3:30 p.m. ET
    El Salvador leads series: 4 wins, 0 draws, 0 losses (14 GF, 4 GA)

    Quick Facts
    • Last Copa Centroamericana (CC) meeting: January 16, 2011 (First Round)…5-2 win for El Salvador…Rafael Burgos scored twice in a winning effort
    • El Salvador has qualified for the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup (will be its 8th appearance)
    • El Salvador is winless in 6-consecutive CC games (0 wins, 3 draws, 3 losses), scored only 1 goal over that stretch (Rafael Burgos in draw v Honduras (Jan. 18, 2013)
    • El Salvador has conceded 3 goals in its last 4 CC games
    • El Salvador has finished in third place on four occasions (1995, 1997, 2001, 2003)
    • Belize has qualified for the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup (will be its 1st appearance)
    • Belize has 1 win in 24 all-time CC games (1 win, 5, draws, 18 losses)
    • Deon McCauley is Belize's all-time leading CC scorer with 3 goals…he is also the top scorer in 2014 CONCACAF World Cup with 11 goals

     

    FINAL
    Costa Rica v Honduras, 6:00 p.m. ET
    The series is even: 4 wins, 3 draws, 4 losses…Costa Rica: 15 GF, 11 GA; Honduras: 11 GF, 15 GA

    Quick Facts
    • Last CC meeting: January 23, 2011 (Final)…2-1 win for Honduras…Walter Martinez and Emil Martinez scored for Honduras, Marcos Ureña netted for Costa Rica
    • Honduras has qualified for the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup (will be its 11th appearance)
    • Honduras is unbeaten in last 8 CC games, and 13 of last 14
    • Honduras has conceded 1 goal or less in last 14 CC games
    • Honduras has 2 wins, 1 draw, 0 losses in CC championship games
    • Honduras has 1 win, 1 draw, 0 losses in CC championship games v Costa Rica
    • Honduras has won the CC three times (1993, 1995, 2011)
    • Costa Rica has qualified for the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup (will be its 11th appearance)
    • Costa Rica is appearing in its 5th straight CC final (0 wins, 3 draws, 1 loss)…captured two titles on penalty kicks
    • Costa Rica is unbeaten in 24 of last 26 CC games, conceding 1 goal or less in 25 of those outings
    • Costa Rica has conceded 1 goal in last 4 CC games
    • Costa Rica has won a record 6 CC titles (1991, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007)

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