Not least, because while I have had a longing to return to Nica ever since a fleeting trip in 2002, I am aware that Nicaragua has one real flaw.
It is, it seems, the only country in Central America where baseball is king - not football/soccer.
The film is, from what I can make out, an old game against El Salvador. Meanwhile the Nica Boys have just picked up a win against Belize.
The sports news link above explains:
"Emilio Palacios scored three goals and gave Nicaragua a 4-2 victory over Belize Monday night, earning it a berth in Thursday's fifth-place game at the Central American Cup and an opportunity to become the final team in the Gold Cup."
It doesn't really expand on that so I am still unaware as to exactly how both the Gold Cup and the Central American Cup work. But I am chuffed above the result.
Oh and a hell of a lot of digging has unearthed a football team in Granada which appear to play in the second division.
"The soccer capital of Nicaragua, Carazo, is not that far from Granada, so you may be in luck. If not, then take a bus to Diriamba or Jinotepe and track down a pickup game."
Hmmm. Certainly sounds like a plan. Unless anyone can give me more information about soccer (I hate calling it that) in Granada.