Despite closing out its CONCACAF Hexagonal schedule with a 2-1 loss at Costa Rica, Mexico remained in fourth place and will face New Zealand in a two-legged playoff next month for a spot in the 2014 World Cup.
Panama falls short of playoff after U.S. revival
Dropping a 1-0 decision to the United States in July’s CONCACAF Gold Cup final was understandably hard for Panama to accept, especially after the commitment it demonstrated throughout the competition.
Dominican Republic Women's U-20s achieve record victory
The women´s under-20 team of Dominican Republic achieved a record victory of 25:0 over British Virgin Islands during the CONCACAF - Caribbean Zone Qualification Group D at the Estadio Parque del Este in Santo Domingo on Friday.
Costa Rica, El Salvador open Central Zone U-20s with victories
El Salvador and the host Costa Rica opened the CONCACAF Under-20 Central American Zone Qualification on Saturday with victories over Guatemala and Nicaragua, respectively, at the Estadio Ricardo Saprissa in San José.
Costa Rica thinks only of winning
While Mexico’s World Cup status has received a bulk of the headlines leading into the last matchday of qualifying in CONCACAF, that’s not the focus of Costa Rica head coach Jorge Luis Pinto.