• Wednesday May 03, 2017

    Panama eliminated from Beach Soccer WC

    Panama's Julio Watson (white jersey) battles Jesus Rolon of Paraguay for the ball during their FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup match on May 2, 2017, in Nassau, Bahamas. (Photo: FIFA via Getty Images)

    NASSAU, Bahamas – CONCACAF’s participation in the 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup (BSWC) concluded Tuesday after Panama dropped a 5-2 decision at the National Beach Soccer Arena.

    Here’s a recap of the match:

    2017 FIFA BEACH SOCCER WORLD CUP
    CONCACAF Summaries – May 2, 2017

    Group C: Paraguay 5, Panama 2
    Sergio Villaverde 0'45"; Gustavo Benitez 4'28"; Orlando Zayas 9'44"; Carlos Carballo 24'39"; Pedro Moran 29'03" / Julio Watson 8'31"; Gilberto Rangel 26'31"

    - Panama fell behind 0-2 early in the first period, before Julio Watson (8'31") halved the deficit.
    - Paraguay went on to score three of the game’s next four goals to seal the victory.
    - In the third period, Gilberto Rangel (26'31") struck for the CONCACAF champion’s second goal, bringing it to within 2-4
    - Watson and Rangel’s goals were their first of the competition.
    - Paraguay (48) and Panama (42) combined for 90 attempts.
    - Panama also lost to Portugal (0-7) and the United Arab Emirates (2-2, 2:3 pens).
    - CONCACAF’s other representatives -- Mexico and tournament-host Bahamas -- were previously eliminated

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