Panama and Trinidad and Tobago both made it two wins out of two in Group B today to progress to the quarter-finals of the 2019 Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football Beach Soccer Championship in Puerto Vallarta in Mexico.
Panama, the defending champions, thrashed Turks and Caicos Islands 8-1, while Trinidad and Tobago eased to a 7-2 victory over the United States Virgin Islands.
Hosts Mexico are on the brink of joining the two nations in the last eight after they maintained their perfect record in Group A with a 4-1 win over Jamaica at Puerto Vallarta Stadium.
The other match in the section saw Guatemala edge Costa Rica 5-4 to move level with their opponents on three points - three behind Mexico.
Jamaica, Turks and Caicos Islands and US Virgin Islands have all been eliminated from the tournament following two successive losses.
Group D also got under way today with Guadeloupe defeating Belize 7-6 and El Salvador overcoming Guyana 8-4.
The event’s two finalists will qualify for the 2019 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, which is due to be held in Paraguay from November 21 to December 1.
Round-robin action is set to continue tomorrow.
Competition will run through to Sunday (May 19).
The last day will see the final preceded by the third-place play-off.