The U20 women’s team qualified for the semifinals of the Concacaf Championship

Stephanie Gonzalez It turned out to be two long free throws and the Puerto Rico Women’s Under-20 national team beat Guatemala 3-0 in the semifinals of the CONCACAF Championship on Tuesday.

The victory puts another victory ahead of qualifying for the U20 World Cup in Costa Rica in August for the first time in their history.

On Sunday, for the first time in its history, the national team qualified for the Central American and Caribbean Games, qualifying for the quarterfinals of the San Salvador 2023, the Confederations Cup, which will be played in the Dominican Republic. . Eleventh only participated in the Central American and Caribbean Games before, in Mayagus 2010, but is not a direct classification as it is the host country.

The semifinals will take place on Thursday. With the exception of Puerto Rico, the United States qualified for that position with a 6-0 victory over Haiti on Tuesday.

The quarterfinals between Canada-Panama and El Salvador-Mexico are set to take place on Tuesday.

The top three teams in the championship will qualify for the U20 World Cup in Costa Rica in August. The final will be held on Saturday and the match for third place will take place.

The 15-year-old Gonzalez scored the first goal of the two minutes with a free kick in the 32nd minute before Puerto Rico beat Guatemala. The target was in the direction of the nearest post, outside the area 30 meters from the goal. The Guatemalan goalkeeper was able to touch the shot, but it just went into the bottom of the net.

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His second free kick in the 71st minute made the game 3-0 and safe. The shot was fired from outside the area, with the difference that it was aimed at the center just below the crossbar.

Between Gonzalez’s free throws, Brianna Pizarro A goal for Puerto Rico in the 41st minute.

Puerto Rico have scored 14 goals in five championships and conceded seven goals. The reigning champions, USA, lost all seven goals 7-0.

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