Curaçao has, for the first time in its history, qualified for the quarter-finals of the concacaf Gold Cup. Thanks to a goal deep into stoppage time of his side-match Juriën Gaari ended the match with Jamaica in Los Angeles, in the 1-to-1.
Curacao was also lucky in that in El Salvador, which at one point had to make the last eight, to reach later on Tuesday (Us time) with a 4-0 hard-down against the all of the eliminated united states.
Due to the tie ends and Curacao in group C, and, together with the poulewinnaar Jamaica in the quarter-finals. Mexico, Canada, Haiti, Costa Rica, croatia, the United States and Panama have qualified already for the knockout stages of the landentoernooi.
The selection of Curaçao, is composed mainly of players who play or have played. Among others, Eloy Room (PSV), Cuco Martina (Southampton), Darryl Lachman (PEC Zwolle), Elson Hooi (ADO Den Haag) and Leandro Bacuna (ex-club FC Groningen, the netherlands) were against Jamaica in.
Juriën Gaari, is blissfully happy after Curacao, in addition, Jamaica has a shot. ()
Starring Gaari with a shot at crossing
The lead-in to the final groepsduel the Banc of California, beginning in Los Angeles and was laid to Gaari. The play, which, more recently, manchester city promoted to the Premier league, it was in the 93rd minute, shining in the road.
In the quarter-finals will take to the team’s coach, Remko Bicentini Sunday against Panama on or in the host country, the United States of america. It is clear after Wednesday night’s final match in group D is finished.
In the last edition of the Gold Cup, a tournament for countries from North America, Central America and the Caribbean, went on to Curaçao two years ago, puntloos at the bottom of the pool. As a part of the Netherlands Antilles, it became, in 1963, and in 1969 the third position.