GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Group B will go down to the final day of games to decide which teams survive and which teams will go home at the Concacaf Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship.
Both of Monday night’s games ended in draws.
Canada played Haiti to a scoreless tie in the opener match at Estadio Akron and Central American rivalsHonduras and El Salvador played to a a 1-1 draw.
The result lifted Honduras (1-0-1) to four points through two games and ahead on goal difference over second-place Canada (1-0-1, 4). El Salvador (0-1-1, 1) is third, ahead of Haiti (0-1-1, 1) on goal difference.
Sixteen seconds into the second half. Douglas Martinez scored the first goal with a flying header off a Luis Palma cross that gave Honduras a 1-0 lead.
El Salvador pulled level in the 64th minute. A long-range effort from Enrico Duenas tipped off the fingertips of goalkeeper Alex Barrios, allowing Marvin Marquez head the ball into the net.
The Canadians were favored over the Haitians entering the match, but could not find the range.
“The destiny is in our hands with the four points after two matches and even though we would have liked to close it off, we knew this was going to be a hard match against Haiti,” Canada head coach Mauro Biello. “Now our focus will be Honduras and to get the points we need to go through to the next round.”
Canada meets Honduras Thursday while Haiti faces off against El Salvador.