Yesterday, the Football Federation of Belize (FFB) released the final eighteen (18) player list for the UNCAF U-16 Championship 2013 which will be hosted in Belize at the FFB Stadium in Belmopan next week, with games daily from Monday to Friday, November 18 – 22.
Six of the seven Central American countries are participating in the tournament (Panama withdrew), namely Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.
On October 24, the FFB released a list of 26 players who were reportedly in camp to prepare for the upcoming tournament. That list has been reduced to the final 18 who will represent the Jewel in next week’s UNCAF U-16 Championship.
Technical Staff: Head Coach – Renan Couoh; Assistant Coach – Alex Norales; Goalkeeper Coach – Kent Gabourel; Physical Trainer – Dennis Serano; Physiotherapist – Bertha Gonzalez; Doctor – Alain Gonzalez; Equipment Manager – Herbert Trapp.
The tournament will not involve any playoff, but will follow a simple points system (La Liga style), with the winner being determined by total points received and, if necessary, goal difference and total goals scored.
There will be 3 games daily, beginning at 2:00 p.m., with Belize playing the last game each day starting at 7:00 p.m. Go, Belize Baby Jaguars!!
See schedule below:
Monday, November 18
2:00 p.m. – El Salvador vs Guatemala
4:30 p.m. – Costa Rica vs Honduras
7:00 p.m. – Belize vs Nicaragua
Tuesday, November 19
2:00 p.m. – Guatemala vs Costa Rica
4:30 p.m. – Nicaragua vs Honduras
7:00 p.m. – Belize vs El Salvador
Wednesday, November 20
2:00 p.m. – Costa Rica vs Nicaragua
4:30 p.m. – Honduras vs El Salvador
7:00 p.m. – Belize vs Guatemala
Thursday, November 21
2:00 p.m. – El Salvador vs Costa Rica
4:30 p.m. – Nicaragua vs Guatemala
7:00 p.m. – Belize vs Honduras
Friday, November 22
2:00 p.m. – Nicaragua vs El Salvador
4:30 p.m. – Guatemala vs Honduras
7:00 p.m. – Belize vs Costa Rica
(Ed. Note: According to information previously provided by the FFB, the final list of 18 has 5 players from Belmopan, 2 from Orange Walk, 2 from Dangriga, 2 from Placencia, 1 from San Pedro, 1 from Roaring Creek, 1 from Cayo, 1 from Benque, 1 from Spanish Lookout, 1 from Pomona and 1 from Punta Gorda. Regardless, we are one nation, and you are all representing Belize. Go, Belize Baby Jaguars!! Go for the Gold!!)