Domestic rivalries highlight Champions League quarterfinals
A pair of all-Mexican match-ups and an all-U.S. meeting will highlight the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions League, with Monday's draw also assuring an all-Mexican semifinal.
Cruz Azul, Champions League runner-up the past two seasons, will face Santos Laguna in one quarterfinal, while Monterrey will play Toluca in another. Major League Soccer rivals Real Salt Lake and Columbus will meet, with Central American sides Olimpia of Honduras playing Saprissa of Costa Rica in the last quarterfinal.
Cruz Azul, Columbus, Saprissa and Toluca will be home for the first leg February 22-24.
The semifinal pairings also pitted the Monterrey-Toluca winner against the Cruz Azul-Santos winner, while the survivor of the Salt Lake-Columbus quarterfinal will play either Olimpia or Saprissa.
For more detail, statistics and schedule, visit the official Champions League Web site here.
Panamanian officiating crew to Club World Cup
Mexico's Pachuca won't be CONCACAF's only representative at the FIFA Club World Cup.
Panama's Roberto Moreno has been selected as CONCACAF's referee representative for the FIFA Club World Cup, scheduled for December 8-18 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Moreno was chosen along with assistant referees Danial Williamson of Panama and Leonel Leal of Costa Rica for the annual world club championship.
FIFA designates one crew from each of the six confederations for the tournament.
Guadeloupe wins Group E in Caribbean
Johnny Tacita scored twice and Gregory Gendrey tallied for a third straight game to give Guadeloupe to a 3-0 victory over Grenada on October 26 and earn it the second-round Group E title in the Digicel Caribbean Cup.
Both teams already were assured of advancing to the Caribbean Cup finals in Fort-de-France, Martinique, starting November 26, but the result sent Guadeloupe to Group I against Jamaica and the runners-up from Groups F and G.
Grenada will play in Group H along with host Martinique and winners of Groups F and G.
Four semifinal teams set in Cancun
Mexico, Canada, the United States and Costa Rica all have advanced to the semifinals of the CONCACAF Women's Qualifying tournament, with Tuesday night's clash between Mexico and Canada set to decide the pairings.
The United States won Group B with wins over Haiti (6-0), Guatemala (9-0) and Costa Rica (4-0), which finished runner-up after victories over Guatemala (1-0) and Haiti (3-0).
Going into Tuesday's night's clash for the Group A title, Canada leads following victories over Trinidad (1-0) and Guyana (8-0). Mexico trails on goal difference after victories over Guyana (7-2) and Trinidad (3-0).
The tournament will determine two guaranteed berths in the 2011 Women's World Cup in Germany, given to the champion and runner-up. The third-place team will face Italy, the fifth-place finisher from European qualifying, for another World Cup berth.
For a full schedule please click here.
CONCACAF TV to stream entire Women's World Cup Qualifying tournament
CONCACAF TV will stream every match of the Women's World Cup Qualifying tournament at the CONCACAF.com Web site.
The 16-game event will finish with the championship and third-place matches November 8.
For a full schedule of the games, please click here.
Costa Rica defeats in El Salvador in U-17 qualifying
Costa Rica defeated El Salvador 2-1 Saturday in a Central American Football Union under-17 qualifying match at Ebal Rodriguez stadium, finishing the Ticos atop Group 1.
The Cuscatlecos finished as runner-up. Both teams entered the match with places already assured at the CONCACAF Under-17 Championship in Jamaica in February.
Group 2 is set for November 10-14 in Antigua, Guatemala between Panana, Honduras and the host country. That group also will qualify two teams with Central America's fifth berth to be decided in a playoff between the third-place finishers.
Central American Under-20 Qualifying dates finalized
Costa Rica will face Panama and Nicaragua in Central American qualifying for the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship while Honduras, Belize and El Salvador will face off in the other group.
Panama will host Group 1 at Agustin Muquita Sanchez Stadium in La Chorrera November 23-27 while Honduras will be the home side for Group 2 at Nilmo Edwards Stadium in La Ceiba December 1-5.
The top team in each will qualify for the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship along with host Guatemala for the tournament April 3-17.
The group runners-up will face off in a two-leg playoff, December 11-12 and December 18-19 for the last of the four berths allotted to Central America.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION MATCHES
9.03.2010: Panama City, Panama:
PANAMA - COSTA RICA 2:2
9.04.2010: Toronto, Canada:
CANADA - PERU 0:2
GUATEMALA - NICARAGUA 4:1
9.04.2010: Los Angeles:
EL SALVADOR - HONDURAS 2:2
9.04.2010: Guadalajara, Mexico:
MEXICO - ECUADOR 1:2
9.07.2010: Montreal, Canada:
CANADA - HONDURAS 2:1
9.07.2010: Osaka, Japan:
JAPAN - GUATEMALA 2:1
9.07.2010: Washington, D.C.:
EL SALVADOR - GUATEMALA 0:2
9.07.2010: Panama City, Panama:
PANAMA - TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 3:0
9.07.2010: Monterrey, Mexico:
MEXICO - COLOMBIA 1:0
9.10.2010: Belize City, Belize:
BELIZE - TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 0:0
9.19.2010: St. John's, Antigua:
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA - TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 0:1
CANADA - UKRAINE 2:2
10.08.2010: Lima, Peru:
PERU - COSTA RICA 2:0
10.08.2010: Panama City:
PANAMA - EL SALVADOR 1:0
10.09.2010: Auckland, New Zealand:
NEW ZEALAND - HONDURAS 1:1
10.09.2010: San Jose, Guatemala:
GUATEMALA - BELIZE 4:2
UNITED STATES-POLAND 2:2
10.12.2010: Chester, Pennsylvania:
UNITED STATES - COLOMBIA 0:0
10.12.2010: Ciudad Juarez, Mexico:
MEXICO - VENEZUELA 2:2
10.12.2010: Panama City, Panama:
PANAMA - PERU 1:0
10.12.2010: Los Angeles:
HONDURAS - GUATEMALA 2:0
10.12.2010: Ciudad Quesada, Costa Rica:
COSTA RICA - EL SALVADOR 2:1
10.26.2010: Panama City, Panama:
PANAMA - CUBA 0:3
11.17.2010: Cape Town:
SOUTH AFRICA - UNITED STATES
11.17.2010: Fort Lauderdale, Florida:
JAMAICA - COSTA RICA
11.17.2010: Panama City, Panama:
PANAMA - HONDURAS
12.18.2010 - La Ceiba, Honduras
HONDURAS - PANAMA
2.9.2011: TBD, Greece:
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