The 2017 Copa Centroamericana kicked off this past Friday, January 13th. The biannual tournament pits Central American national teams against each other in a short tournament to name a regional champion as well as to select four national teams to the proceeding CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament.
Guatemala was not involved in this year’s tournament as the country’s football federation remains banned due to “political interference.” As such, this year’s tournament will follow a round-robin format from Jan. 13th – Jan. 22nd. The team with the most points at the end of the five match days will raise the tournament trophy.
Belize 0 – 1 Honduras
El Salvador 1 – 0 Nicaragua
Panama 1 – 0 Costa Rica
Honduras’ victory over Belize sealed their fourth Copa Centroamericana title since the tournament began in 1991.