Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Checking in from Costa Rica

I’m currently with the Canadian Men’s National Futsal team, sitting at the airport in San Jose, Costa Rica, waiting to board a plane to Guatemala City, Guatemala. We’ve spent the last week in Costa Rica preparing for the 2012 CONCACAF Qualifying tournament, which serves as Qualifiers for the 2012 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Thailand. Training has gone well and we also played two friendly games against Costa Rica’s National team, in preparation for the tournament. It’s great to be here with the team and so far things have gone well for us. The games against Costa Rica were a very good experience and there are many positives to take from the games. The first game against Costa Rica was my first game representing Canada, and it was a truly great feeling. I will always remember that day. In Guatemala City, we play against El Salvador in a two-game preliminary series and the winner advances to the final eight-team CONCACAF Qualifying tournament, which takes place the next week also in Guatemala City. From there the top two teams in each group advances to the semi-finals of the tournament and also books a place to the 2012 FIFA Futsal World Cup. As a team, we are very excited to arrive in Guatemala and get started. 

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