Costa Rica progressed to the quarter-finals of the CONCACAF Futsal Championship ©Getty Images

Costa Rica remain on course to claim a third consecutive Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football Futsal Championship title after they reached the quarter-finals of this year's event in Guatemala City.

The defending champions eased to a 5-1 win over Canada to top Group C at Domo Polideportivo.

Gilberth Garro scored twice, while Jose Guevara, Pablo Rodriguez and Cesar Vargas also found the net to ensure Costa Rica progressed to the last eight.

Costa Rica will play Suriname in the quarter-finals after they finished second in Group B behind Panama, who edged out Mexico 5-4 to take top spot.

Panama, runners-up to Costa Rica at the last edition of the event, will face Canada for a place in the semi-finals.

Hosts Guatemala topped Group A with a 100 per cent record after they beat Trinidad and Tobago thanks to Alan Aguilar's brace and goals from Jose Mansilla Ramos and Wanderley Ruiz.

Guatemala's quarter-final opponents will be El Salvador, who overcame Nicaragua 5-2 to claim the second available place in the last eight from Group D.

The United States, who overcame Cuba 4-2 in their last group game, took top spot by virtue of scoring one more goal than El Salvador.

The first two quarter-finals are due to be played on Friday (May 7).