Mexico, Panama to contest CONCACAF Beach Soccer final

first_imgPANAMA qualified for the 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup and advanced to the 2017 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship final after a dramatic triumph on penalty kicks, 2-1, after a 2-2 draw with El Salvador in the semi-finals.In just their second CBSC appearance, the Panamanians battled back from a goal down to move within three minutes of winning in normal time, only for Agustin Ruiz to level with an overhead kick late in the encounter.However, with the contest eventually going to penalties, Jose Ruben Batres and Heber Antonio Ramos faltered, while Julio Watson and Rafael Garcia found the net for Panama.Defending champions Mexico earned a 3-0 win over Guadeloupe to advance to the final and book a ticket to the 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.Jose Ramon Maldonado Alonso struck for two and Diego Oswaldo Rodriguez added another, while Guadeloupe played without suspended star forward Sebastien Hell.With a victory over Panama in yesterday’s final, Mexico can clinch its fourth CONCACAF title.last_img

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