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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

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Group Stage - Group A
Team P W W+ L GF GA GD PTS
Japan JPN 3 3 0 0 14 10 4 9
Swizerland SUI 3 1 1 1 18 17 1 5
Paraguay PAR 3 1 0 2 15 13 2 3
Usa USA 3 0 0 3 10 17 -7 0
Group Stage - Group B
Team P W W+ L GF GA GD PTS
Italy ITA 3 2 0 1 21 10 11 6
Uruguay URU 3 2 0 1 9 9 0 6
Tahiti TAH 3 2 0 1 16 17 -1 6
Mexico MEX 3 0 0 3 3 13 -10 0
Group Stage - Group C
Team P W W+ L GF GA GD PTS
Russia RUS 3 2 0 1 14 14 0 6
Senegal SEN 3 2 0 1 17 11 6 6
Uae UAE 3 1 0 2 6 9 -3 3
Belarus BLR 3 1 0 2 10 13 -3 3
Group Stage - Group D
Team P W W+ L GF GA GD PTS
Brazil BRA 3 3 0 0 29 11 18 9
Portugal POR 3 2 0 1 20 11 9 6
Oman OMA 3 1 0 2 9 16 -7 3
Nigeria NIG 3 0 0 3 8 28 -20 0
Quarter-finals
Brazil BRA 3 - 4 RUS Russia
Senegal SEN 2 - 4 POR Portugal
Italy ITA 5 - 4 SUI Swizerland
Japan JPN 3 - 2 URU Uruguay
Semi-finals
Italy ITA 8 - 7 RUS Russia
Japan JPN 3 - 3 (1 - 2) (PSO) POR Portugal
Play-off for 3rd place
Russia RUS 5 - 4 JPN Japan
Final
Italy ITA 4 - 6 POR Portugal
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