• Sunday Nov 27, 2005

    Costa Rica wins; El Salvador progress to CONCACAF Women's U-20 Final Round

    The women's under-20 team of Costa Rica posted a 6:0 victory over the host Guatemala in the final day of the Union Centroamericana de Fútbol Triangular 2 on Saturday at the Estadio Cemento Progreso in Ciudad de Guatemala.

    Maciel Chacon and Vanessa Rojas scored twice, while Cristin Granados and Monica Salazar had one each for Costa Rica (1-1-0, 3 Points) which eliminated Guatemala (0-1-1, 1 Point) and allowed El Salvador (1-0-1, 4 Points) to progress to the 2006 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Final Round Qualification from 18-27 January in Cordoba and Veracruz, Mexico.

    In their first-ever Final Round appearance at a CONCACAF Women's competition, El Salvador will compete in the 2006 tournament in Group B alongside Jamaica, Surinam and USA. Meanwhile, Group A is composed of Canada, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago and the host Mexico.

    CONCACAF will announce in due course the schedule of matches and kickoff times for both venues.

    The winners and runners-up of each group will earn a place in the event's semifinals with the winners of those games earning a place as CONCACAF representatives at the 2006 FIFA Women's U-20 World Championship from 17 August - 3 September in Russia. CONCACAF's third spot in the FIFA event will be determined by a third-place play-off game between the two losing semifinalists.

    2006 CONCACAF WOMEN'S UNDER-20 QUALIFICATION
    Central American Zone

    Triangular 2 (GP, W-L-T, F:A, PTS)
    El Salvador (2, 1-0-1, 1:0, 4) *
    Costa Rica (2, 1-1-0, 6:1, 3)
    Guatemala (2, 0-1-1, 0:6, 1)

    * Progress to 2006 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Final Round

    26.11.2005: Ciudad de Guatemala, GUATEMALA; Estadio Cementos Progreso (A: 4500)
    GUATEMALA - COSTA RICA 0:6 (0:1)
    Cristin GRANADOS 36'; Maciel CHACON 56', 70'; Monica SALAZAR 75'; Vanessa ROJAS 82', 87'
    GUA: Wendy Soraida Rodriguez - Laura Isabel Donis, Carmen Maria Salazar, Tamara Gabriela De Leon, Andrea Maria Tobar, Nailea Maldonado, Meilyn Yoselin Saenz (Marie Andree Trombetta), Julissa Concepción Martinez (73: Evelyn Betzaida Hernandez), Vanessa Sarai Ovando, Wendy Omara Pineda, Rocio Adelita Sosa (66: Ana Lucia Solórzano). Booked: Rodriguez 54'
    TD: Antonio GARCIA
    CRC: Dinnia Diaz - Vanessa Rojas, Monica Salazar, Marian Montes (54: Maria Del Carmen Flores), Maciel Chacon, Monica Malavassi, Cristin Granados (68: Katherine Alvarado), Kandy Mendoza (28: Stephanie Mora), Ivonne Rodriguez, Amanda Esquivel, Silvia Betancourt. Booked: Rodriguez 47', Salazar 66', Mora 89'
    TD: Ricardo RODRIGUEZ
    R: Arlene TROYA (PAN)

    Final Round
    Cordoba & Veracruz, MEXICO
    Group A
    MEXICO
    CANADA
    PANAMA
    TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

    Group B
    EL SALVADOR
    USA
    SURINAM
    JAMAICA

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