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Guatemala completes Gold Cup field
January 22nd, 2011 1:50AM

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[COPA CENTROAMERICANA] Guatemala captured the 12th and final berth at the 2011 Concacaf Gold Cup in the United States when it rallied to beat Nicaragua, 2-1, in the fifth-place game at the Copa Centroamericana in Panama City on Friday. Honduras and Costa Rica advanced to Sunday's final with wins in Friday's semifinals.

Manuel Leon scored with a diving header in the 66th minute to give Guatemala the win and gain revenge for its loss to Nicaragua in the 2009 fifth-place game. That 2-0 loss eliminated the Chapines, who missed qualifying for the Gold Cup for only the second time.

The rest of the 12-team field consists of the four Copa Centroamericana semifinalists Honduras, Panama, El Salvador and Costa Rica; Caribbean qualifiers Jamaica, Guadeloupe, Cuba and Grenada, and automatic qualifiers Canada, Mexico and the United States.

In the Centroamericana semifinals, Honduras beat El Salvador, 2-0, while Costa Rica eliminated host Panama, 4-2, in a shootout after a 1-1 draw.



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