Bahamas is powerfully knocking at the doors of Beach Soccer history in this FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup – CONCACAF Qualifier they are hosting in Nassau. After the narrow victory today against Guatemala, Celciliano’s lads are very close to secure a place in semifinals, thanks to the excellent records achieved so far (6 points and +9 goal-average). Everything is now in their hands to become one of the four best teams in the CONCACAF region, and even a defeat tomorrow against USA could have them in as the best second-ranked of the three groups.
It was never easy for the host to keep a dominant position in the game, as Guatemala, one of the most combative sides in the region, knew that this was their last chance to earn a ticket to the semifinals. Every attempt to step ahead by the Bahamians was sooner or later replied by the Chapines.
The stroke exchange sent the match to some breath-taking last minutes, in which a goal, one end or another, could be definitive. Bahamas were enjoying the best chances, though, and luck turned to be on their side. With just one minute to go, captain Jean brilliantly finished a counter-attack to seize the points for his side and help it stay on top of the table in group A. Tomorrow, in their game against the USA, the Caribbean boys can experience their most successful chapter ever…
Goals: 1-0: Daniels, min. 10 (1); 1-1: Gonzalez, min. 5 (1); 2-1: Jean, min. 7 (2); 2-2: Samayoa, min. 2 (2); 3-2: Hanna, min. 11 (3); 3-3: Pineda, min. 8 (3); 4-3: Jean, min. 1 (3)
Here is the results from today’s games and then the schedule for tomorrows games.
FIFA BEACH SOCCER WORLD CUP 2013 – CONCACAF QUALIFIER BAHAMAS
Nassau, Bahamas 8th-12th of May
Thursday, 9th of May, 2013
12:00 – Costa Rica 3(2)-3(1) Jamaica
13:15 – United States 5-0 Puerto Rico
15:45 – Bahamas 4-3 Guatemala
17:00 – Mexico 9-1 Trinidad & Tobago
Matches for tomorrow
Friday, 10th of May, 2013
10:45 –Canada vs Trinidad & Tobago
12:00 – El Salvador vs Costa Rica
13:15 – Guatemala vs Puerto Rico
14:30 – Bahamas vs United States
15:45 – 2nd Group B vs 3rd Group B
17:00 – 2nd Group C vs 3rd Group C