Mexico won the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football Beach Soccer Championships in May ©CONCACAF

Mexico head into this weekend's regional qualifier for the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) World Beach Games in El Salvador as favourites to qualify for the beach soccer finals in Doha.

There are two places on offer for the men's beach soccer tournament at the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) qualifiers in the country's capital San Salvador.

Mexico will look to build on their CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championships triumph from May as they target an appearance at the inaugural World Beach Games, due to take place in Qatar's capital from October 12 to 16.

Jair Alemán and Ramón Maldonado bagged two goals apiece as Mexico defeated the United States 6-2 in the final.

Hosts El Salvador took third place in Mexico with an 8-53 win against Panama and will be hoping home advantage can guide them to one of the two berths.

Also competing in the men's tournament are Panama, Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Guatemala and Trinidad and Tobago.

An elimination format will see both finalists seal their place in Doha.

The three-day qualifiers will be hosted by the International Centre of Fairs and Conventions and sees four women's team compete for one place in Doha.

Hosts El Salvador, the United States, Mexico and the Bahamas are all represented in the qualifiers.

The women's competition will be framed as a group of four, round robin contest with the group winner sealing a ticket to the ANOC World Beach Games.

The Games had been due to be held in San Diego from October 10 to 15 but ANOC relocated the event from the American city after Californian organisers proved unable to raise the necessary money to fund it.