Guatemala City, May 6 (EFE). Futsal teams from Guatemala, Panama, Costa Rica and the United States on Friday will test the favoritism that gives them their best present against those in El Salvador, Canada, Suriname and the Dominican Republic in the quarter-finals of the World Cup qualifiers in Lithuania.
The CONCACAF Elimination Championship in Guatemala will award four places to the World Cup this year.
Guatemala, Costa Rica and Panama won two preliminary round matches and the United States only drew one game because their Group D was the only one with four teams.
El Salvador was surprised by its progress after winning two games and tied in the other against the Americans, but the difference in fewer goals made it second in the group for the quarter-final match against Guatemala, which led the first group with victories over the Dominican Republic and Trinidad and Tobago.
Panama beat Mexico in a 5-4 comeback, disappointed by their exit in the first eight, and overcame Suriname 11-1.
Despite falling in the first match against Panama, Suriname managed to pass the pass on the second day with a surprise victory over Mexico.
Costa Rica beat their direct rivals in Group C: Canada and Haiti, earning them a match against Suriname in the quarter-finals.
The CONCACAF qualifying matches, which began on Monday and end on Sunday, are being held at the stage of the 2000 World Cup, the Sports Dome south of the Guatemalan capital.
The Lithuanian World Cup will be held from September 12th to October 3rd.
Costa Rica won the CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers for the 2016 and 2012 tournaments.
In the 2016 World Cup in Colombia, the teams that received the World Cup ticket by CONCACAF were Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama and Cuba. Of these, only Costa Rica managed to slip into the round of 16, surrendering to Portugal.
07.05: Panama-Canada, Costa Rica-Suriname, Guatemala-El Salvador and the United States-Dominican Republic. EFE
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