National Beach Football A Costa Rica Bust

Semana Santa Results in Costa Rica Disappointment

Costa Rica Beach SoccerEl Salvador was host to the Copa Pilsner earlier this week and the Costa Rica beach football team came up short, pushing them into last place in the four-team playoff. Guatemala reigned as the champions in one of the only sporting events held during Semana Santa.

Organized by the athletic and tourism boards in El Salvador and sponsored by Pilsener beer, Costa Rica and Guatemala were invited to participate in this year’s event. Earlier in the week, the Costa Rican football team suffered under the host country El Salvador, losing a disappointing 10-5 and two Costa Rican players ejected from the game.

Improving upon their skills, the final game was played on Holy Thursday against the same Guatemalan team and Costa Rica showed the lessons they learned from their first match against El Salvador. The game was tight and great football to watch and could have gone either way with a score of 1-0 for Guatemala.

The Costa Ricans will now prepare for the qualifying rounds of the 2013 FIFA Beach Football World Cup which will be held in Tahiti. The defending champions if they qualify for this event will be a force to be reckoned with. Additional strong contenders include Brazil, Portugal and El Salvador. The event has created a Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/2013-FIFA-Beach-Soccer-World-Cup/133159210056491 which will be updated as the event gets closer.

Natural Tico Beach Soccer Players

Beach football also known as beach soccer has been played informally for years. In 1992, Beach Soccer Worldwide was created to develop the sport creating the foundation for the game today. Due to the soft sand playing, the game is played totally differently than regular soccer. For example, there can be at least sixty attempts on goal in a single game and there is much more improvisation in the game.

Costa Rica continues to include itself in sports ranging from running marathons, triathlons, mountain biking and so much more. With a natural training ground of biodiversity, Ticos can shine when it come to sports and achieving success!


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About the Author: Tee is Senior Editor of CostaRicaCLOSEUP.com and NBC's adventure dating series fans magazine LoveInTheWildFansMag.com, as well ascontributing editor to QRCodesUSA.org

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