Mens sub21 soccer team face Honduras in mustwin match today women sweep

first_imgCosta Rica’s sub-21 men’s soccer team faces Honduras at 3 p.m. today in a must-win game to advance to the knockout stage of the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games in Colombia.The women’s team has already advanced after being the only team to complete a clean sweep, winning all three games to reach the top of their group. They will face either Mexico, Nicaragua or Trinidad on Tobago on Friday at 6 p.m. in the semi-finals.The men’s team, on the other hand, will need to win today after losing their opening game against Colombia. A 3-2 victory against Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday kept their hopes of passing to the knockout stage alive.All three of Costa Rica’s goals against Trinidad and Tobago came from an early barrage in the first half. Midfielder Randall Leal Arley kicked off the party with a goal in the first 10 minutes and then forward Andres Gomez followed it up with a clean strike for a 2-0 lead a few minutes later.Then it was Leal again. Trinidad and Tobago’s Darnell Hospedales fouled Costa Rica’s Barlon Sequeira deep in Trinidad and Tobago’s zone to give the young Sele a penalty. Leal took the shot and scored his second goal of the game.It was the last goal Costa Rica scored that game and Trinidad and Tobago nearly mounted a comeback in the second half.The multi-island nation scored their first goal in the 60th minute thanks to another penalty and then Nickel Orr scored seven minutes later to make it a one-goal game. Trinidad and Tobago had a flurry of chances in overtime but weren’t able to tie the game.Trinidad and Tobago has no chance of advancing while Costa Rica needs to beat Honduras today to make it to the knockout stage. If Costa Rica ties today and the game between Colombia and Trinidad and Tobago also ends in a tie; then Costa Rica and Colombia will tie in points, but the goal differential would push Colombia into the knockout stage and leave Costa Rica out. Facebook Comments Related posts:Ticos in the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games Costa Rica smashes human smuggling ring; 5 cops arrested, 47 Nicaraguan immigrants discovered in stash house Rodríguez rocket earns Colombia a clash with Brazil Mexico opens landmark debate on marijuana lawslast_img read more

Travelweek São Paulo by ILTM opened on Tuesday 5 M

first_imgTravelweek São Paulo by ILTM opened on Tuesday 5 May with one of Brazil’s most reputed economists, Ricardo Amorim, sharing his views on the continuing increase in numbers and range of interest of luxury Brazilian travellers. He urged the world’s luxury travel suppliers not to overlook smaller markets such as Paraguay, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Uruguay and Chile.Despite Brazil’s poor economy, Mr Amorim observed that real wages for the working population in Brazil are going up. He commented, “Brazilians have more money to spend and they love to travel. However, not only are they able and willing to travel, these are people that love to spend when they are abroad, mainly because Brazil is one of the most expensive countries in the world in which to live.”In fact, Brazilians are second only to the Japanese when it comes to the amount spent when travelling abroad. Mr Amorim continued, “As an emerging market, Brazilians have wanted to travel for decades and now that they can, they take pride in their travels and really enjoy spending their money and sharing their experiences.”In conclusion, Mr Amorim also revealed that in 1980, those who travelled by plane numbered 9 from the US and Europe, in comparison to 1 from the rest of the world.  Within 20 years, these statistics will be totally reversed with 1 person from the US and Europe travelling for every 9 people from the rest of the world and “Brazil will be leading the charge”.The powerful subject of ‘Food as the new global currency in bespoke travel’ then took centre stage at the Opening Ceremony. Three of the world’s most forward-thinking chefs – Brazilian Alex Atala (DOM and Dalva e Dito, Sao Paulo), Peruvian Virgilio Martinez (Central, Lima) and the Spanish Andoni Aduriz (Mugaritz, San Sebastian) – took part in a live discussion on stage, moderated by renowned travel and food journalist Nilou Motamed.Motamed set the scene with the observation that travellers today are obsessed with the sense of place of a destination and this is defined by its food. Atala pointed out that food connects seven billion people on a daily basis and as such, is more powerful than any social media.Alison Gilmore, Senior Exhibition Director of the ILTM Portfolio (read our interview with her here), summed up the impact of this stimulating Opening Ceremony at Travelweek São Paulo by ILTM, “This is what our guests have come to hear – who are the new high-end travellers from Brazil and Latin America, why they choose to go where they go and what they are seeking when they get there. The gastronomic reputation of a destination is redefining the luxury travel map and the topic is on everyone’s lips at Travelweek São Paulo by ILTM.”The business of Travelweek São Paulo by ILTM continues through to Friday 8 May with over 1200 luxury travel suppliers from across the globe and buyers from predominantly Brazil and across Latin America meeting on a strictly one-to-one, mutually matched basis.Connect on social media:@iltm_events #TravelweekSP  #shareyourstorywww.iltm.comwww.travelweeksaopaulo.comlast_img read more

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