Monday, May 29, 2023

“We hope to be at the World Cup”: the Salvadoran referee in the Bahamas

Beach Whistlers headed to the Beach Soccer World Cup finals in the Bahamas. “It’s a prize”, he explains and hopes to be selected in Dubai and aspires to another final

Although Selecta Plerara did not reach the finals of the 2023 Bahamas CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship, there was national representation in the regional title match. It was given by referee Gonzalo Carballo.

The duel for the cup between the United States and Mexico featured a main from Barra de Santiago. The Salvadoran became the best in the competition and was in charge of the final between the two teams that qualified for the Beach Soccer World Cup in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

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Carballo evaluates his participation in this World Cup with CANCHA and evaluates what it means for CONCACAF to have a referee direct the final in this case. A qualification that could boost the national to be in the next World Cup in 2023.

“(I rate it) very good, high level,” Carballo said. “It is a great satisfaction and a reward for the effort made during and before the tournament,” reaffirmed Ahuachapaneco, who pointed out that he “has been in three finals, but I only see it guided to the Bahamas 2023″. Is.”

In total, in this World Cup, the referee was in charge of five games. three of these in the group stage, such as the United States against the Dominican Republic; Guatemala vs. Mexico; and Mexico against the Bahamas. While in the elimination stage, he directed Mexico’s duel with Trinidad and Tobago in the quarter-finals; and, later, the final of the Americans against the Aztecs.

Regarding what this tie leaves for Salvadorans, he replied: “Commitment to continue working and improving in order to give more satisfaction to our family and country.”

There have been five pre-World Cup appearances since 2015, with one player from the Bahamas. And, in addition, he has participated in three World Cups: Bahamas 2017, Paraguay 2019 and Russia 2023. So now he start his fight work to become one of the best to get selected for the world cup.

The route to Carballo Basin is on the rise. He was already in a game for third place, as in Paraguay 2019. Photo: Courtesy of Gonzalo Carballo

“That’s what we expect, but it is not yet known who is going (to Dubai),” said the national on whether he would be at the World Cup.

However, Carballo is clear about his goals going into the World Cup. “To reach the final and represent the country in the best possible way,” he confessed. An achievable dream for this top Salvadoran referee.

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