Of all the displacements that have been made on the San José bridge, probably none is as absurd as the one carried out by Patrick Sequeira. The Costa Rican goalkeeper Celta B, who served as a substitute for the first team last Saturday against the Real Madrid, is going to accumulate 17,682 kilometers of travel to witness an elimination that it was hardly paid in the betting houses. A transoceanic nonsense that also jeopardizes mid-season work.
Sequeira's odyssey started on Saturday at the conclusion of the duel with Real Madrid. After sitting on the Balaídos bench for the second consecutive day due to the injuries of Rubén Blanco and Sergio Álvarez, The Tico goal flew to Guadalajara (Mexico) to join the Costa Rican Under-23 team that is contesting the Concacaf Pre-Olympic. The 8,841 km flight was completed in time for the goalkeeper to arrive for the technical talk prior to the game against Mexico.
In this way, the agreement reached by Celta and the federation of the Central American country two weeks ago was fulfilled. When Rubén Blanco was injured in Huesca, the leaders of the olive club got Costa Rica to give him permission to Sequeira to miss the first match of the Pre-Olympic and stay in Vigo under the command of Eduardo Coudet against Athletic and Real Madrid. A rather strange pact given the format of the tournament organized by Concacaf.
Costa Rica is framed in a group of four teams and your chances of reaching the semi-finals, and therefore to achieve the Olympic ticket, he played them in the first two games of the league, especially in the first of them against U.S. That game that Sequeira followed from Vigo, his team he lost it 1-0 and therefore needed to score in the second against host Mexico to stay alive.
As the forecasts indicated, the Aztecs did not give Sequeira's team a choice this Sunday, which assisted as a substitute to the elimination of his country by 0-3. With the Costa Rican disappointment consummated, the tournament will end for the Tico team with an inconsequential match this Wednesday (Thursday already in Spain) against the Dominican Republic, the other team in the group that will not play in the semifinals.
This picturesque experience will have another consequence for Sequeira. Everything indicates that the meta will miss the last day of the first phase of Segunda B, which ends for him Celtic B this Sunday with the visit to the field of the Vigo set of Coruxo, where the subsidiary qualifies for the First Federation, their great goal of the season.