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Guatemala hungry to climb back among Concacaf elite
Stefanno Cincotta # 8 celebrates after scoring against Costa Rica in a friendly match on March 22, 2019, at the Estadio Doroteo Guamuch Flores in Guatemala City, Guatemala (Photo courtesy of the Guatemalan Football Federation)
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MIAMI.- It’s no secret that Guatemala are one of the most dangerous teams in League C. It is a side that has gone toe-to-toe with the region’s best countless times in the past, having won competitive matches against the likes of Mexico, USA, Costa Rica and Honduras.

 

As they enter League C, Group C, Guatemala will certainly fancy their chances of earning promotion. Los Chapines will also be aspiring to earn 12 points from their four matches and progress to League B in dominant fashion; and once they reach League B, they’ll hope to immediately reach League A. Such are the expectations of fans of Los Chapines.

 

Guatemala have the personnel for the job, no doubt, and anyone who suits up for the Guatemala national team is no stranger to pressure, with players who hail from the highly competitive environment in Guatemala’s Liga Nacional, where must-win playoff matches in tough atmospheres are the norm.

 

Some of the noteworthy names to keep an eye on are veteran defender Carlos Gallardo, who has been harassing opposing forwards on the international stage for over a decade now, Jose Contreras, the number 10 with 65 caps to his name, and Marvin Ceballos, who recently signed to Leones Negros in Mexico’s Ascenso MX.

 

With Guatemala returning to competitive football, their Central American rivals in Leagues B and A will be watching closely, so Los Chapines will want to make a good impression.

 
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