El Salvador’s debut pre-Olympics on March 19 against Canada

The El Salvador pre-Olympic team will make its debut on March 19 against Canada at Jalisco Stadium in Guadalajara, according to the schedule revealed by CONCACAF.

Led by coach Hugo Perez, La Azul will begin his battle for one of two tickets to the Tokyo Olympic Games against Maple Leaf on March 19 at 4:00 pm (Salvadoran time) at Jalisco Stadium.

Later in Akron Stadium, which is always held in Guadalajara, El Salvador will face Honduras at 8:30 PM (LST). Hugo Perez’s men will conclude the group stage on March 25 against Haiti at Jalisco Stadium at 7:00 pm (Salvadoran time).

El Salvador will seek a place for the Olympic tournament after 52 years of its last and only classification. La Azul will fall into Group B of the tournament, alongside Honduras, Canada and Haiti; Whereas in Group A the host country will be Mexico, the United States, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic.

Initially, this tournament was scheduled to be held in March 2020, but due to the pandemic, it had to be postponed. The pre-Olympic stadiums will be the stadium of Jalisco and Akron.

On the other hand, the formula of the competition dictates that the first and second places from each group advance to the semi-finals, and that the two countries that have qualified for the grand final are the creditors of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games centers.

Here is the tournament schedule:

Courtesy: CONCACAF


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