Guatemala aiming for a fifth consecutive Men’s U23 AFECAVOL title

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, August 12, 2022.- Guatemala is aiming to win their fifth consecutive Men’s U23 AFECAVOL Central American title at the fifth edition of the event to take place at the Palacio de Los Deportes of San Salvador, El Salvador running from August 17-21.

Guatemala has dominated the event since it’s first edition held in 2012 in Honduras, winning four consecutive gold medals (2012, 2014, 2016, 2018). In the past edition Guatemala reached the last day of competition already earning the gold medal before beating Costa Rica 3-0 in their last performance, result that handed out the silver medal to Nicaragua and the bronze medal to Panama.

In the history of the event, Costa Rica has won a total of three medals, two silvers and one bronze, Panama has two, one silver and one bronze; Nicaragua has one silver medal, while Honduras and El Salvador have one bronze medal each.

Six countries will be competing in the round-robin event that will be streamed on Facebook Live  @fesavol , consisting of three daily matches, starting on Wednesday 17 at 2:00pm with reigning champion Guatemala facing Costa Rica. Belize will not be attending the competition.

Competition schedule

Wednesday August 17

2:00pm Guatemala vs Costa Rica

4:30pm  Nicaragua vs Panama

7:00pm  Opening Ceremony

7:30pm  El Salvador vs Honduras

Thursday August 18

2:30pm Guatemala vs Nicaragua

5:00pm  Honduras vs Panama

7:30pm  El Salvador vs Costa Rica

Friday August 19

2:30pm Panama vs Guatemala

5:00pm  Costa Rica vs Honduras

7:30pm  Nicaragua vs El Salvador

Saturday August 20

2:30pm Panama vs Costa Rica

5:00pm  Nicaragua vs Honduras

7:30pm  Guatemala vs El Salvador

Sunday August 21

2:30pm Costa Rica vs Nicaragua

5:00pm  Honduras vs Guatemala

7:30pm  Panama vs El Salvador

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