• Saturday Mar 27, 2004

    Costa Rica, Panama advance to 2004 CONCACAF U-19 Final Round

    Costa Rica and the host, Panama advanced into the 2004 CONCACAF Under-19 Women's Final Round Qualification, after defeating Nicaragua and El Salvador, respectively, at the Unión Centroamericana de Fútbol (UNCAF) Preliminary Quadrangular at the Estadio Rommel Fernández in Ciudad de Panamá on Friday.

    With a match date remaining in the event, Costa Rica (2-0-0, 6 Points) and Panama (2-0-0, 6 Points) clinched the two berths in the Central Zone qualification and will join three CFU (Caribbean Football Union) and the three North Zone Representatives (Canada, Mexico, USA) in the CONCACAF Final Round Qualification that will run from 28 May - 6 June in Montreal and Ottawa, Canada, to determine which two Confederation teams will qualify to the 2004 FIFA U-19 World Championships in Thailand.

    Shirley Cruz and Karla Villalobos scored four times, while Carolina Guardia and Amara Wilson added two goals each for Costa Rica in the 13:0 victory over Nicaragua (0-2-0, 0 Points) on Friday at the Estadio Rommel Fernández.

    In the second encounter of the evening, Amarelis Demera had two goals and Karina Barahona and Sumara Ortega each added another in Panama's 4:0 win over El Salvador (0-2-0, 0 Points).

    The UNCAF tournament conclude on Sunday (28 March) with Nicaragua taking on El Salvador at 15:00 and then Panama meeting Costa Rica at 17:00.

    2004 CONCACAF U-19 (WOMEN) QUALIFICATION
    UNCAF Final Round
    26.03.2004: Ciudad de Panamá, PANAMA; Estadio Rommel Fernández
    COSTA RICA - NICARAGUA 13:0 (8:0)
    Shirley CRUZ 6', 15', 49' pen, 51'; Karla VILLALOBOS 8', 13', 21', 44'; Carolina GUARDIA 30', 41'; Amara WILSON 79', 84'; Mónica SALAZAR 75'
    Booked: none
    R: Delmy FUENTES (SLV)

    26.03.2004: Ciudad de Panamá, PANAMA; Estadio Rommel Fernández
    PANAMA - EL SALVADOR 4:0 (2:0)
    Karina BARAHONA 11'; Sumara ORTEGA 21'; Amarelis DEMERA 46', 83'
    Booked: Nicosca HURTADO (PAN) 30'
    R: Liseth AGUIRRE (NCA)

    28.03.2004: Ciudad de Panamá, PANAMA; Estadio Rommel Fernández (15:00)
    NICARAGUA - EL SALVADOR

    28.03.2004: Ciudad de Panamá, PANAMA; Estadio Rommel Fernández (17:00)
    PANAMA - COSTA RICA

    Photo from Mi Diario Panama

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