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El Salvador clinches berth in Gold Cup despite loss
January 27th, 2009 7AM



[DIGICEL UNCAF CUP] Host Honduras beat El Salvador, 2-0, for its third straight win at the Digicel Cup Cup and moved into the semifinals, where it will face Guatemala or Panama, which meet Tuesday in the final game of the group stage. Despite the loss, El Salvador moved into the semifinals ahead of Nicaragua, which could only tie Belize, 1-1, and clinched a berth this summer's Gold Cup.

Emil Martinez and Marvin Chavez scored for Honduras.

Costa Rica has also qualified for the semifinals and clinched a berth in the Gold Cup.

The fourth berth will go to Guatemala or Panama.

The fifth-place game winner will claim the fifth spot in the Gold Cup from Central America.


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