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Canadá administra el calor, experimenta el éxito en la Copa Oro
El canadiense Scott Arfield (# 8) disputa un balón contra Costa Rica durante un partido de Copa Oro de la CONCACAF el 11 de julio 2017, en Houston, Texas, EE.UU. (Foto: AFP)
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FRISCO, Texas - El centrocampista Scott Arfield ha pasado la mayor parte de su vida en Escocia e Inglaterra, por lo que el tipo de climas extremos con los que ha lidiado desde que se convirtió en seleccionado canadiense en el 2016 ha sido un poco un ajuste.

En la Copa Oro de la CONCACAF 2017, Canadá ha enfrentado algunas condiciones bastante fuertes con el calor y humedad en las ciudades de Texas como Houston y Frisco, pero lo han sorteado en buena forma.

-Ha sido un poco difícil para mí -dijo Arfield-. "Tan pronto como llegué a Texas en particular, fue como entrar en un horno. El torneo para mí es fantástico porque estás entrenando todos los días. Me encanta el fútbol, por lo que entre más entrenes hacerlo en el terreno es una cosa fantástica ".

El calor y la humedad han demostrado a menudo ser un talón de Aquiles para los equipos canadienses en el pasado. En la Copa Oro, sin embargo, ha habido un repunte en las fortunas.

Con un equipo joven que logró clasificar a cuartos de final desde la última vez que lo habían logrado en el 2009, existe la creencia de que el retorno a la élite de la región es cada vez más posible.

"El objetivo sigue siendo el mismo. Hemos hecho la primera parte y ahora vamos a la segunda ", comentó Arfield. "Desde que hice mi primer partido (para Canadá), creo que soy un jugador mucho mejor mental, física, técnica y tácticamente. Creo que me he desarrollado en todos los sentidos y eso es gracias a los tres técnico con los que he trabajado hasta ahora ".

Canadá disfrutará de su próximo destino. Glendale, Arizona, es tan caliente como Frisco, pero el Estadio de la Universidad de Phoenix tiene un techo retráctil.

 
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