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PASADENA---Concacaf president Jeffrey Webb has
stated the region is determined to host the 2026
World Cup and claims any candidate for the Fifa
presidency post-2015 would need to support the
organisation s ambitions to receive its backing.
Webb said he has held meetings with US Soccer
president Sunil Gulati, along with Canadian and Mex-
ican counterparts Victor Montagliani and Justino
Compean to discuss bringing the World Cup back to
"For us I think it was unfair for our confederation
to miss 2022," he said.
"It doesn't matter for me -- it's 41 members --
whether it's the United States, Mexico or Canada. I
believe it's so important for us as a confederation to
host the World Cup in 2026. That will have been 32
years, which would have been the longest span since
World War II that we have not hosted a World Cup
as a confederation."
Concacaf last hosted the World Cup in 1994, when
the United States staged the tournament.
The US failed in its bid for the 2018 and 2022 tour-
naments and Webb is still smarting from the decision
to award the former event to Russia.
That decision abandoned Fifa's traditional rotation
policy for the World Cup, which had it remained
would have seen a Concacaf nation awarded the rights.
With FIFA president Sepp Blatter's current term
of office due to end in 2015, Webb claimed that Con-
cacaf will only endorse a presidential candidate who
supports the region's bid for the 2026 World Cup.
"It comes down to sports politics," he added.
"I'll be very frank and very open with you that
whoever the next president of Fifa becomes, for any
support to come from Concacaf, that must be one
of the overarching objectives and commitments to
this confederation -- that 2026 will come to Concacaf."
PORTLAND --- Debutants
Belize were hammered six goals
to one by the United States in
their Group C opener of the
Concacaf Gold Cup at JELD-
WEN Field Tuesday night.
A first half hat-trick by Chris
Wondolowski helped shatter
Belize's enthusiasm as the United
States took the group lead over
Costa Rica, 3-0 winners over
Cuba, via goal differential.
Wondolowski struck first in
the 12th minute with a point
blank goal, added his second goal
in the 37th minute by firing
home a diving header at the edge
of the six-yard box from a Kyle
Beckerman cross, and completed
his hat-trick by heading in
Michael Parkhurst's cross in the
A minute earlier Belize pulled
a goal back when an unmarked
Ian Gaynair headed in Elroy
Smith's free kick from 10 metres.
Pressure in the Belizean defen-
sive third resulted in a fourth
goal in the 58th minute when
second-half substitute Stuart
Holden knocked in Landon
Donovan's laid-off header.
Donovan set up the fifth US
goal as well, playing a set piece
across the net where Michael
Orozco headed in his second
career goal in the 72nd minute.
Donovan clinically finished
from the penalty spot four min-
utes later after Honduran referee
Hector Rodriguez called a hand-
ball against Belize.
Michael Barrantes brace in the
second half lifted Costa Rica after
the two teams battled to a score-
less first half against a stingy
However Barrantes broke
through the defence in the 52nd
minute, taking an attempted
clearance off his chest and firing
a side volley into the net from
17 metres to put the Ticos in
Jairo Arrieta doubled Costa
Rica's lead in the 71st minute,
by pouncing on his own saved
point-blank shot from a cross.
Six minutes later, Barrantes
added his second goal by tucking
the ball to the right of goalkeeper
Odelin Molina from 26 metres.
Barrantes nearly had a hat-
trick, but his goal in the 67th
minute was called back when
Alvaro Saborio was ruled off-
Four minutes from full time,
Cuba's Jose Ciprian Alfonso got
behind Costa Rica's defense, but
his attempt was saved by Patrick
The United States will take on
Cuba in the second game of the
group stage at Rio Tinto Stadium
Belize will face Costa Rica in
the other match in Sandy, Utah.
Akeil James fired in a hat-trick
as title-holder Beckles Environ-
mental River Plate blasted San
Juan San Juan 10-1 in their round-
of-16 match of the Santa Cruz
Football Cup at the Brian Lara
Recreation Ground, Sam Boucaud,
Lower Santa Cruz on Tuesday.
Donovan Derrick and Quincy
Charles added two goals each while
the trio of Keon Cummings, Antho-
ny Guppy and A Danglade chipped
in with one each, to cancel out
Sheldon Thomas' lone reply for San
Juan San Juan.
Joining River Plate in the last-
eight of the tournament which car-
ries a $20,000 top prize were for-
mer champions Police, Sam
Boucaud, Pipiol and newcomers'
On Saturday, in the first round-
of-16 match, former Soca Warriors
striker Kerry Baptiste banged in a
double and ex-national youth World
Cup midfielder Jean-Luc Rochford,
one in Sam Boucaud's 3-0 shut-
out of Macoya.
each T&T leading goalscorer Stern
John, his son Terik John as well as
former national duo, Gary Glasgow
and Darren Lewis in its 4-0 bashing
of Pacemakers to maintain its 100
per cent winning record in the com-
petition while Pipiol got the better
of Malick 3-1, on penalty-kicks.
This after both teams battled to
a 1-1 draw with Shaquille Long net-
ted for Pipiol and Jorvan Quamina
Police got a goal each from Corey
Rivers and S. Stoute to edge past
Hot Shots, 2-1. Jimmy Lucas was
on target for Hot Shots.
Meanwhile, national Under-20
striker, Brent Sam got a hat-trick
to lead San Juan Youths past
Nazarene 6-1 in the round-of-16
playoff to set up a clash with Front
Line, tomorrow. Yesterday, Cantaro
United faced Valencia in their battle
for a quarterfinal spot.
The league runner-up will get
$10,000, third $5,000 and fourth,
On Saturday, the Unipet-spon-
sored Garfield De Silva Knockout
Cup, featuring a first prize of
$10,000 and $3,000 for second will
Other tournament sponsors
include Ricky Ragoonanan Group
of Companies, Beckles Environ-
mental and Monteco Creations.
Final Santa Cruz Football Cup
Kenneth Lester Group: 1. River Plate -
9pts; 2. Hot Shots - 4; 3. Macoya FC -
4; North Coast - 0
Mortima Joseph Group: 1. Cantaro
Utd - 7; 2.Police - 6; 3. San Juan
Youths - 3; La Pastora - 1.
Alfred Gordon Group: 1. Front Line -
6; 2. Real Pipiol - 6; 3. Pacemakers - 4;
Victors - 1
Gerard Craigwell Group: 1. D 14 FC -
9; 2. Valencia - 6; 3. San Juan San
Juan - 3; Santa Cruz Touring Team - 0
Moses Vidale Group: 1. Sam Boucaud -
Charlie De Bourg Group: 1. Pipiol Utd
- 7; 2. Caledonia Reserves - 7; 3.
Trincity Nationals - 3; Back Street 0
Round-of-32 playoff result:
San Juan Youths 6 (Brent Sam 3, J.
Trimmingham, O. Jarvis, D. Banfield, S.
Johnson) vs Nazarene 1 (K. Atherly)
Sam Boucaud 3 (Kerry Baptiste 2,
Jean-Luc Rochford) vs Macoya 0
D 14 FC 4 (Stern John, Gary Glasgow,
Darren Lewis, Terik John) vs
Pipiol 1 (Shaquille Long) vs Malick 1
(Jorvan Quamina) - Pipiol won on
Police 2 (Corey Rivers, S. Stoute) vs
Hot Shots 1 (Jimmy Lucas)
River Plate 10 (Akeil James 3,
Donovan Derrick 2, Quincy Charles 2,
Keon Cummings, Anthony Guppy, A.
Danglade) vs San Juan San Juan 1
Remaining round-of-16 fixtures:
Today: Real Pipiol vs Caledonia
Tomorrow: Front Line vs San Juan
Sylvester Teesdale fired in six goals and Akeem
Redhead a hat-trick to lead defending champion
of the Southern Football Association Petrotrin
Super League, Pt Fortin Civic Centre, to a 13-
0 hammering of Rangers in the Winston St
Clair Group B at Barrackpore on Sunday.
Civic Centre, 14-0 winners over Night Stars
United 14-0 in their Winston St Clair Group B
fifth round match on Sunday also got a double
from Andre Alexis to carry his tally to seven in
two matches while former national youth and
senior team striker, Marcus Joseph and Kelvin
Rouse got one apiece.
The victory carried Civic Centre to ten points
from five matches one adrift of table toppers,
Penal All Stars which spanked Night Stars 5-1 at
Latchoos Road, Penal led by a double from
The trio of Alfred John, Andrew Quashie and
Kurt Hamilton added one each for Penal while
Johnathan Phillip was on target for Night Stars.
In the Roy Jagroopsingh Group A, Cleon Ayres
netted twice as Big Dreams United blanked Union
United FC 2-0 at Moruga to improve to 15 points
from six matches, three more than the University
of T&T, which has a match in hand.
UTT also got a double from Jamal Creighton
in a hard fought 2-1 win over San Fernando Giants
at Tarouba Link Road.
The biggest winners on Saturday was Marabella
Family Circle Centre which thrashed Valley Line
United 9-2 inspired by hat-tricks from Tristan
Khan and Makesi Lewis.
Stephan Campbell added two and Akil
Boissierre the other for Marabella while Steven
James and Ganesh Samaroo got Valley Line con-
solation items. It was the third win from four
matches for third placed Marabella now with
nine points, three clear of Cedar Hill Utd which
had its match at home to Club Sando postponed
due to the no show of match officials.
Yesterday, Valley Line came up against Club
Sando with both teams still in search of their
SFA PETROTRIN SUPER LEAGUE RESULTS
Roy Jagroopsingh Group A:
Saturday July 6:
Marabella Family CC 9 (Tristan Khan 3, Makesi
Lewis 3, Stephan Campbell 2, Akil Boissierre) vs
Valley Line Utd 2 (Steven James, Ganesh Samaroo)
Big Dreams 2 (Cleon Ayres 2) vs Union United FC
0 UTT 2 (Jamal Creighton 2) vs San Fernado Giants
1 (Jeremy Primus)
Winston St Clair Group B:
Sunday July 7:
Pt Fortin CC 13 (Sylvester Teesdale 6, Akeem
Redhead 3, Andre Alexis 2, Marcus Joseph, Kelvin
Rouse) vs Rangers 0
Penal All Stars 5 (Andrew Samuel 2, Alfred John,
Andrew Quashie, Kurt Hamilton) vs Night Stars Utd
1 (Johnattan Phillip)
Siparia Spurs 0 vs Petrotrin Palo Seco 0
MarabellaFamily 4 3 0 1 24 5 9
PenalAllStars 6 3 2 1 12 5 11
Pt Fortin CC
Petrotrin/Palo Seco 4 2 1 1 22 5 7
St Ann's Rangers' Chelsea-Marie Spence, from left,Richard Fakoory (club chairman/owner), Tevin
Gilkes, Enrique Cox, Ebu Simeon, Jesse Peters and Gilbert Bateau (coach) in discussion after the
club's unveiling of their new US$75,000 sponsorship deal with Plusone Fashion of USA at the
Hasely Crawford Stadium, VIP Lounge in Mucurapo on Monday. PHOTO: ANTHONY HARRIS
Webb bent on bringing
W Cup back to region
Pt Fortin continues
SFA goal rush
to Costa Rica
ST ANN'S RANGERS UNVEILS NEW KIT
River Plate hammers San Juan San Juan 10-1
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