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CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship Bahamas 2017
22 Feb 2017

Mexico, Bahamas secure quarter-final spots

Both nations made it two from two on Tuesday, ensuring top-two places in their groups.


The CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship has its first quarter-finalists, with hosts Bahamas and holders Mexico safely ensuring top-two spots in their respective groups.

Bahamas are safely into the quarters thanks to a 3-0 victory over Belize inspires by two-goal Lesley St. Fleur, which ensures them a top-two spot in Group A while Belize have work to do ahead of their clash with Guyana.

Defending champions Mexico were the first side to progress, doing so with an 8-3 win over Canada in Group B.

Both sides picked up wins on the opening day but it was Mexico who seized the chance to secure a top-two spot in the group with a dominant second-period display and a Benjamin Jesus Mosco Mendez hat-trick helped secure the points.

Back in Group A, Jamaica kept alive their quarter-final hopes with a deserved 6-3 against Guyana.

Both sides were beaten on the opening day but Jamaica bounced back, with Rohan Reid’s treble helping condemn Guyana to a second defeat of their maiden campaign.

The first game of the day saw Guadeloupe pick up their first win thanks to a five-goal performance from Sebastien Hell.

The physical forward scored all of his side’s goals, including the winner five seconds from time, as Guadeloupe stayed alive in the competition in a thrilling contest at Malcolm Park.

El Salvador sit top of Group D after beating Turks and Caicos Islands 9-2 in their CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship opener. Having seen Panama edge Costa Rica 2-1 on penalties, the 2009 champions moved two points clear at the top with a dominant display that saw Jose Ruben Batres score a hat-trick and Heber Antonio Ramos register twice.

Panama had ended normal time level at 1-1 with 2015 finalists Costa Rica after Heimo Kastler Gomez and Gilberto Rangel scored one for each side in normal time but, following a goalless fourth period, Panama held their nerve with penalties from Rafael Garcia and Alberto Bultron.

 

Tuesday results

13.45 - Guadeloupe 5-4 Barbados

15.00 - Costa Rica (1) 1-1 (2) Panama

16.15 - El Salvador 9-2 Turks & Caicos Islands

17.30 - Canada 3-8 Mexico

18.45 - Guyana 3-6 Jamaica

20.00 - Belize 0-3 Bahamas

Wednesday fixtures

13.45 - US Virgin Islands v Trinidad and Tobago

15.00 - Antigua and Barbuda v USA

16.15 - Panama v El Salvador

17.30 - Belize v Guyana

18.45 - Turks and Caicos Islands v Costa Rica

20.00 - Bahamas v Jamaica

RESULTS & SCHEDULE
April 27, 2017 - May 07, 2017
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Group Stage - Group A
Team P W W+ L GF GA GD PTS
Swizerland SUI 1 1 0 0 3 2 1 3
Senegal SEN 1 1 0 0 9 0 9 3
Ecuador ECU 1 0 0 1 0 9 -9 0
Bahamas BAH 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0
Group Stage - Group B
Team P W W+ L GF GA GD PTS
Iran IRN 1 1 0 0 3 2 1 3
Italy ITA 1 1 0 0 12 6 6 3
Nigeria NIG 1 0 0 1 6 12 -6 0
Mexico MEX 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0
Group Stage - Group C
Team P W W+ L GF GA GD PTS
Portugal POR 1 1 0 0 7 0 7 3
Uae UAE 1 1 0 0 3 2 1 3
Paraguay PAR 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0
Panama PAN 1 0 0 1 0 7 -7 0
Group Stage - Group D
Team P W W+ L GF GA GD PTS
Japan JPN 1 1 0 0 9 4 5 3
Brazil BRA 1 1 0 0 4 1 3 3
Tahiti TAH 1 0 0 1 1 4 -3 0
Poland POL 1 0 0 1 4 9 -5 0
Quarter-finals
Semi-finals
Play-off for 3rd place
Final
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