Trinidad and Tobago’s Men’s Futsal team will face Costa Rica’s Men’s Futsal team in two friendly matches at the Scotiabank Arena in Alajuela on April 26th and 27th in the build-up to the 2021 CONCACAF Futsal Championship in Guatemala in May.
The Costa Rica Federation confirmed the two matches today.
T&T head coach Constantine Konstin welcomed the training camp which will include the two matches before the team arrives in Guatemala.
“These are welcomed training games for us because it is important that we have a chance to prepare against quality opposition. We are thankful to the TTFA and the Normalisation Committee as well as the Costa Rica Federation for putting these matches together.
“I also would like to mention their General Secretary Gustavo Araya and head coach Carlos Quiros for their proposed hospitality and their efforts to make these games a reality. We will go there with the intention to make the best of the opportunity,” Konstin told TTFA Media.
Alex Ramos, Costa Rica’s Futsal Team assistant coach, added, “Always the possibility of having important games is valuable for any national selection especially since it has been a typical year with a shortage of class A games to refine the idea, style and identity as such.
“Closing the preparation against a Caribbean rival is important, because they are teams that have historically complicated us due to their physical biotype and game characteristics. Now we are very eager to close the preparation at home, making the correct presentations that will generate confidence in the face of the tie, "he added.
Concacaf has meantime advised that due to the withdrawal of three (3) Member Associations including Guadeloupe and Martinique, the governing body is required to modify Groups A and C so every group has a minimum of 3 teams. According to the Concacaf Futsal Rankings, Concacaf has decided to move the lowest ranked team, Dominican Republic, to position 3 in Group A alongside T&T and Guatemala.
The 2021 Concacaf Futsal Championship will take place in Guatemala City, Guatemala, from May 3-9, 2021. The World Cup qualifying tournament will be played at the Domo Polideportivo and Teodoro Palacios Flores Gymnasium. Both venues have a long history of hosting top-level international Futsal competitions, including the 2000 FIFA Futsal World Cup. The FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021 takes place September 12 – October 6, 2021. The four semi-finalists in the Concacaf championship will qualify for the World Cup.
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