Aug
05
2007
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Costa Rica scored their 1000th all-time goal in a 1-1 friendly game against hosts Chile at the Fiscal Stadium in Talca on 28 March. Chile were leading at half-time thanks to a goal by Reinaldo Navia in the 33rd minute but Rolando Fonseca equalized in the 61st minute for Costa Rica. Since Joaquin Manuel Gutierrez scored the first-ever goal for the Ticos in their inaugural game – a 7-0 victory over El Salvador on 14 September 1921 – Costa Rica have played in 524 international matches and, after Mexico, are only the second CONCACAF nation to have scored 1,000 goals.

In preparation for the CONCACAF beach soccer qualifiers later this year, Mexico finished third in a four-team tournament (Guaruja Nations Cup) held in Guaruja, Brazil from 9 – 11 March. After losing their first two matches against Brazil (8-0) and France (5-1) on 9 and 10 March respectively, Mexico rounded off the event with a 4-3 victory over Peru on 11 March. Brazil went on to claim the Guaruja Nations Cup with a 9-2 win against France on 11 March.

Devonshire Cougars captured the 2006 – 2007 Bermuda Premier Division Championship after defeating North Village CC by 3-0 in the final match of the season on 11 March. The Cougars, who claimed their second Bermudan crown in three seasons, finished with 30 points in the 2006 – 2007 standings, ahead of seven-time winners North Village CC, who concluded the campaign with 28 points.