RD tied with El Salvador and must wait for Mexico to win over the Salvadorans by more than 2 goals

The Dominican Soccer Team tied a goal with El Salvador this Friday night at the Las Delicias Stadium in Santa Tecla, for the second date of group A soccer at the Central American and Caribbean Games San Salvador 2023.

The Dominican Republic will have to wait for the result this Sunday between Salvadorans and Mexicans to find out if it will advance to the semifinals.

Fabián Messina scored the goal for Sedofútbol from the penalty spot at 71 minutes, to level the score and do some justice with what happened in the development of the match in which the Dominicans deserved a little more despite facing to the local that had the full support of its public that also filled the stadium.

The hosts had gone ahead at 37′ through Mauricio Cerritos.

After the day, group A is led by Mexico with three points and has already qualified for the semifinals, while the Dominican Republic and El Salvador are tied with one point, so the game between Salvadorans and Mexicans will define the second place.

The options for RD to advance to the semifinals

Sedofútbol depends on Mexico defeating El Salvador by more than two goals to qualify for the semifinals, in what means the simplest scenario.

The most complex scenario is that the little hands defeat the hosts 2-0, then the Dominicans and the Central Americans would be equal in points, goal differential, goals scored and also conceded, so the fair play formula would have to be used. which is obtained by a score of the yellow and red cards received by each team, the one that accumulates fewer points in this formula will then access the semifinals.

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The Dominican Republic accumulated four yellow cards during their two games -all were first cards, for which they add up to four points-, while El Salvador against the Dominicans added two yellow cards -both first yellow cards as well, for a total of two points- .

This tie-break procedure contemplates three additional points for a second yellow card received, four points for a direct red card and five points for a further yellow card.

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