The selection of El Salvador will regain the octagonal shape on January 27

El Salvador finished 2021 in octagonal seventh place and a tough World Cup qualifier after eight matches, but there is still optimism in Azul.

The El Salvador team will resume the 2022 World Cup qualifying round in Qatar on January 27 with the triple day that they will visit the United States and Honduras and have to receive leaders Canada in Cuscatlan.

For the three matches in January, coach Hugo Perez could include Colombian Michel Mercado, who has an open nationalization process, and Brian Gill, a Salvadoran Colombian who plays for Alianza Petrolera and could return to recall Nelson Bonilla, from Thailand. Thailand port.

Blue will be played in the first month of 2022, their chances of survival in the battle for one of the three direct points for the World Cup or playoffs.

The eight went into a break in November and in the last six matches of the draw, El Salvador have only two home matches and four away matches left.

The team led by Hugo Perez only needs to receive Canada and Costa Rica in Cuscatlan.

As a local, Azul only managed to beat Panama (1-0) and the rest are pure draws with the United States (0-0), Honduras (0-0) and Jamaica (1-1).

El Salvador is left with six units and sees its chances of fighting at least for fourth place are lost, but its captain Hugo Pérez is reluctant to throw in the towel.

The confrontation will resume on January 27, 2022 with the date of three matches in which El Salvador will travel to North America to face the United States, in Columbus, where the weather will be cold and snowy as its environment.

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The Salvadoran team drew 0-0 in Cuscatlan on September 2 against the North American team and it was one of the matches where Azul left feeling good.

The Salvadoran team will visit By that date, the average climate in Columbus was between a maximum of 2°C and a minimum of -7°C.

The city of Columbus is one of my favorite places in America. In the past, he has played 11 qualifying matches since 2000, winning eight and losing only two. In October 2021, they played there for the last time, in a 2-1 win over Costa Rica.

Coscatelco’s second game of 2022 will be on January 30th against Honduras in the Catracho region. The Honduran team is last in the eight rankings and will try to respond after the arrival of Colombian Hernan “Polillo” Gomez.

The first home match in 2022 will be against Canada, who have emerged as one of the favorites to win one of the three direct tickets for the Qatar World Cup.

Maple Leaf’s pick and current leader of the octagon will visit Cuscatlán on February 2. Before facing El Salvador, the Americans will face Honduras in San Pedro and host the United States, possibly in Edmonton.


The tripartite date of March 2022 will be pure visits to the Blue and White party. Cuscatlecos will travel to the Caribbean on March 24 to face Jamaica, a team that was on the verge of winning Cuscatlán, but El Salvador saved 1-1 with a last-minute goal from Alex Roldán.

The last match will be played on El Salvador soil on March 27 and will celebrate Costa Rica, which witnessed the ups and downs of the confrontation.

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Hugo Perez and his companions will conclude the match by visiting the Azteca Stadium to face Mexico. The Aztecs didn’t have the best draw and gave up the lead after losing to the United States and Canada.

El Tri defeated El Salvador 2-0 in Cuscatlán on October 10, a match that resulted in the expulsion of Salvadoran Mario Jacobo and Aztec Nestor Araujo.

El Salvador matches in the eight shape

Match date
January 27, 2022 United States – El Salvador
January 30, 2022 Honduras – El Salvador
February 2, 2022 between El Salvador and Canada

March 24, 2022 Jamaica vs El Salvador
March 27, 2022 El Salvador vs Costa Rica
March 30, 2022 Mexico vs El Salvador

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