El Salvador is shaping up to be one of the teams to complete the final octagonal of the Concacaf World Cup Qualifying, after having beaten the Saint Kitts and Nevis national team, in the first leg of the second qualifying round heading to Qatar 2022, so the Central American squad He is very close to returning to a final knockout phase, which he has not reached since the process heading to South Africa 2010.
The double of David Rugamas and the goals of Joshua Pérez and Darwin Cerén, sentenced El Salvador’s win on his visit to the capital of the Caribbean country and they must complete the work next Tuesday when they receive the return in El Cuscatlán, which seems to celebrate the return of his team to a final phase of the World Cup qualification, after being left out in the processes heading to Brazil 2014 and Russia 2018.
After more than a decade of absence, El Salvador is one step away from returning to the final round of the World Cup qualifiers, since from the final hexagonal towards South Africa 2010 that the Selecta does not appear among the selections that fight for a ticket in the last round of the classification in Concacaf.
In that edition, El Salvador also returned to the final phase of the tie, which it had not attended since 1998, as it surpassed the previous phases and finished in second place in Group 3 to slip into the Final Hex heading to South Africa 2010, in which he was eliminated, after placing in fifth position with just 8 points.
Despite not achieving his classification, in said hexagonal El Salvador achieved one of the most important victories in its history, as they defeated Mexico in El Cuscatlán by a score of 2 goals to 1, to add their first victory of the hexagonal, in which they could not transcend after registering just a couple of wins, two defeats and six setbacks.
El Salvador dreams of returning to a World Cup
If a surprise does not happen, El Salvador will be in the Octagonal Final and will keep alive the dream of returning to a World Cup, which it does not attend from Spain 82, with the historic participation of Jorge ‘El Mágico’ González. La Selecta would return to a final phase and would open its participation in the Octagonal facing the United States in September.