The penultimate day of the 2023 Hockey 5's Pan American Cups World Cup Qualifiers produced one of the most exciting matches of the tournament as the USA clinched the title on penalties over Uruguay after an exciting game that finished 5-5.
The third qualifying team was confirmed minutes before the exhilarating finals as Paraguay defeated Trinidad and Tobago 2-0. Despite a valiant effort, Trinidad and Tobago struggled to break through Paraguay's strong defensive line, while the Paraguayans were clinical in taking their chances and secured a World Cup spot.
In the exciting showdown for 5th and 6th place, the home team, Jamaica, electrified the crowd with a dominant performance against Brazil. The Jamaican players displayed their exceptional skill and teamwork, overpowering Brazil with a convincing 3-1 triumph. The victory not only delighted the home fans but also highlighted the immense potential of Jamaican hockey on the international stage.
In the battle for 7th and 8th place, Guatemala clashed with Costa Rica in a tightly contested match. Guatemala emerged victorious with a narrow 1-0 win, showcasing their ability to capitalize on their opportunities and secure a respectable position in the final standings.