- Three Concacaf Round 2 first leg matches performed on Saturday
- Canada, El Salvador and Panama all victorious
- Three winners will advance to the Octagonal
There had been wins for the three favoured groups throughout Round 2 first leg matches of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ qualifying within the Concacaf zone on Saturday.
Canada and El Salvador picked up away victories to be in a powerful place forward of Tuesday’s return, however Panama’s tight 2-1 dwelling win leaves opponents Curacao with trigger for optimism.
St. Kitts and Nevis 0–4 El Salvador
Haiti 0–1 Canada
Panama 2-1 Curaçao
In-form El Salvador have one hand on a spot within the final stage of Concacaf qualifying after a one-sided 4-0 win over shock qualifiers St. Kitts and Nevis. David Rugamas maintained his goalscoring type to assist the 2-time World Cup finalists stretch their unbeaten run in competitors matches to 9.
Canada had been made to considerably tougher to quell a resilient Haiti in Port Au Prince. A lone first-half strike from the deadly Cyle Larin proved the distinction with the striker having now bagged six targets in his final 5 outings.
Russia 2018 contributors Panama face a nervy return leg in Willemstad as unheralded Curacao left Panama City with a slim one objective defeat and a probably invaluable away objective. Rangelo Janga netted within the dying minutes for the guests after Panama had scored twice within the second half.
The three winners will be a part of Costa Rica, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico and USA within the newly-expanded Octagonal.