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U.S. Beach Soccer Team to Face Costa Rica, El Salvador and Mexico in 2008 CONCACAF Championship

CHICAGO (March 25, 2008) -- The U.S. Beach Soccer Team is set to play Costa Rica, El Salvador and Mexico in the 2008 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship, from April 17-19 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

The four teams will play in a round-robin tournament, with the top two finishers advancing to the 2008 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Marseilles, France from July 17-27.

In 2007, the U.S. and Mexico advanced to the World Cup, where the US. came within seconds of advancing out of the group stage, but finished their campaign with a 1-2 record in group play, topping Iran in their second match.

2008 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship
Date         Match-up                          Time (Local)
April 17    USA vs. Costa Rica        5:15 p.m.
April 17    El Salvador vs. Mexico    6:30 p.m.

April 18    USA vs. El Salvadora      5:15 p.m.
April 18    Mexico vs. Costa Rica    6:30 p.m.

April 19   Costa Rica vs. El Salvador   5:15 p.m.
April 19   Mexico vs. USA                        6:30 p.m.