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Posted: Monday, July 24, 2023. 11:07 am CST.

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By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Getting ready for their participation in the Concacaf Central American Cup, Verdes lost their most recent friendly match 3-2 against San Benito at San Francisco, Peten, Guatemala.

Colombian Julian Martínez put Verdes ahead 1-0 but they later gave up the lead falling 2-1 behind. Puerto Rican Joel Burgos scored Verdes’ second goal to tie the game at 2-2. In the end, San Benito converted one more.

Earlier in the week Verdes could only play 30 minutes against Inter Playa from Cancun at the FFB Stadium because of a storm that affected the area.

The previous week they had played to a 1-1 draw with San Benito in Cayo.

Verdes are playing their initial match in the Central American Cup against Honduran club Motagua at the FFB Stadium in Belmopan on Wednesday, August 2.

According to Concacaf, the match will kick off at 4:00 pm. Tickets cost $25 dollars before game day when they will go up to $35.

Belize’s champs are playing in Group D against Motagua, Costa Rica’s Liga Deportiva Alajuelense, Honduran club Olancho, and Panama’s Sporting San Miguelito.

Verdes’ second game will be against Alajuelense at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, August 8 at the FFB Stadium in Belmopan.

The final two games will be played away.

In Week 3, Verdes fly to Panama to take on Sporting San Miguelito at 5:00 pm (4:00 pm Belize time) at the Rommel Fernández Stadium in Panama City on Wednesday, August16.

And in Week 4, the Green Machine will face Olancho at the Chelato Uclés Stadium in Tegucigalpa, Honduras at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, August 23. Belize and Honduras have the same time.

The Central American Cup group stage runs from August 1-31. The quarterfinals are set for the end of September. The semifinals and the play-in are scheduled for October and the finals in November and December. The tournament will finish by December 7.


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