Honduras beats El Salvador 3-0 in tuneup

Carlo Costly and Allan Lalin scored in the second half and

Honduras beat El Salvador 3-0 on Saturday in the final tuneup for

both teams before resuming World Cup qualifying.

Victor Bernardez also scored early for Honduras, which opens

Group C play in CONCACAF’s third round of qualifying at home

against Canada on Friday. Emilio Izaguirre set up two of the goals

with crosses from the wing.

Honduras’ Brayan Beckles was sent off for a reckless challenge

in the 84th minute, moments before Lalin’s goal.

El Salvador, which struggled to create chances after halftime in

front of a sellout crowd of 41,780, opens Group B play on Friday

against Costa Rica.