The 2021 CONCACAF Futsal Championship (CFC) continued on Tuesday at the Domo Polideportivo de la CDAG in Guatemala City, Guatemala, with Suriname and Canada rallying for big wins.
In Group B, CONCACAF said “a spirited comeback” from Suriname resulted in a 5-4 win over Mexico.
“El Tricolor raced out to a 3-0 lead through Cesar Paniagua, Daniel Soltero and Abraham Atri, only to see Suriname answer with goals from Vangellino Sastromedjo, Gillian Maatrijk and Nazario Doesburg to make it 3-3 at halftime,” CONCACAF said.
“An Eddie Sanchez own goal gave Suriname the lead, but Mexico would answer through Paniagua’s second of the day,” it added. “In the end, though, the spoils would go to Suriname thanks to a late score from Roche Pita.”
CONCACAF said Canada made their debut in Group C and picked up three points with a 4-2 win over Haiti.
Bernick Monfort and Mitchell Syla gave Haiti a 2-0 halftime lead, but CONCACAF said “the second half belonged to Canada”.
Goals from Damion Graham, Ian Bennett, Safwane Mlah and Bila Diko-Raynauld gave the Canadians the win, CONCACAF said.
It said El Salvador and the United States stayed unbeaten in Group D.
CONCACAF said the Cuscatlecos opened the action on the day with a 2-1 victory over Cuba.
Ricardo Castillo gave the Spanish-speaking Caribbean side a 1-0 lead in the first half, but second half goals from Alan Solis and David Sandoval earned El Salvador the three points, CONCACAF said.
It said the action was “just as tight” in the group’s other match, with the US holding off Nicaragua 4-2.
Jeremy Klepal and Eduardo Buenfil each scored in the first half to give the US a two-goal advantage, CONCACAF said. It said Klepal then added his second of the day in the second half, only for Nicaragua to answer with goals from Bryan Corea and Patrick Luna. However, Tomas Pondeca scored a late insurance goal to seal the win for the US, CONCACAF said.
It said the day’s action ended in Group A, with Dominican Republic “downing Trinidad and Tobago 6-2”.
CONCACAF said Marco Gomez notched a hat trick and was joined on the scoresheet by Ricardo Alvarez, Guillermo Lopez and Marselle Cestero, while Trinidad and Tobago got scores from Jameel Neptune and Keston George.