Monday, February 19, 2007

Costa Rica wins UNCAF Cup

Costa Rican national soccer team celebrates winning the 2007 UNCAF Nations Cup tournament at the Cuscatlan stadium in San Salvador, 18 February 2007. Costa Rica won the championship after defeating Panama 3-1 in penalty kicks. Regulation time ended 1-1. AFP PHOTO/Yuri CORTEZ (Photo credit should read YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

This victory represents Costa Rica's sixth Central American title and the third straight since 2003. To win this trophy Costa Rica played four games: in the first one it defeated Honduras 3-1, then lost to Panama 1-0 and then defeated El Salvador 2-0 before a rematch in the cup final with Panama. The UNCAF Nations Cup is a Central American soccer tournament played every two years. This was Panama's first final in the history of the tournament.

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