Pachuca holds FIFA Media Day
Pachuca officially kicked-off the countdown to its participation in next month's FIFA Club World Cup with two-consecutive FIFA Media Days that ended Nov. 5.
On the first day, the 2009/10 CONCACAF Champions League winner welcomed media outlets holding rights to broadcast the tournament, which will be held in December 8-18 in Abu Dhabi, the second-largest city in the United Arab Emirates.
A press conference was held on Nov. 5 with club directors, coaches and players, as well with representatives of FIFA, and Enrique Borja, Director of Strategic Alliances for CONCACAF.
Trinidad, Guyana advance in Caribbean Cup
Devon Millington and Sean Cameron scored second-half goals and Guyana defeated St. Vincent and the Grenadines 2-0 Saturday to advance to the final stage of the Digicel Caribbean Cup.
The win, combined with Trinidad & Tobago's 4-0 victory over Haiti in the nightcap of the doubleheader, sent Guyana to the final round in Fort-de-France, Martinique, November 26-December 5 along with the Soca Warriors, who already had clinched their berth.
Trinidad topped second-round Group F with nine points from its three games while Guyana and Haiti finished tied with four points each, but the Guyanese advanced with a superior goal difference.
Trinidad will play against host Martinique, Grenada and the Group G runner-up in the final group stage, while Guyana will face defending champion Jamaica, Grenada and the Group G winner.
Group G second round play takes place Nov. 10-14 between host Antigua & Barbuda, Cuba, Dominica and Suriname.
Canada finish on top of Women's World Cup Qualifying
Canada defeated Mexico on Monday 1-0 to win the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying tournament in Cancun.
Earlier in the night, the United States defeated Costa Rica 3-0 to advance to a World Cup playoff against Italy. The Americans will travel to Padua, Italy, on November 20 before facing the Europeans in Bridgeview, Illinois (just outside Chicago), on Nov. 27.
Mexico had reached the final and qualified to the 2011 Women's World Cup in Germany by upsetting the United States 2-1 on Friday. It was Mexico's first-ever victory over the Americans in 26 all-time meetings.
That same night, Canada beat Costa Rica 4-0 to qualify next summer's World Cup.
The USA's Abby Wambach led all players with eight goals.
UNCAF U-17 Group Two qualifying starts in Guatemala tomorrow
The Estadio Pensativo in Antigua, Guatemala, will be the site for UNCAF Under-17 Group Two qualifying, starting Nov. 10 with a meeting between Panama and Honduras. Host Guatemala will make its debut on Nov. 12 against Panama. The last match of the triangular will be Nov. 14, when Guatemala takes on Honduras. The top two teams advance to the CONCACAF Under-17 Championship in Jamaica next February.
Panama beats Costa Rica in U-17 friendly
In Alajuela, Panama topped host Costa Rica 3-0 in an Under-17 friendly on Nov. 5. Jorwin Aguilar scored twice for the Canaleros, while Darwin Pinzón added the other goal.
FIFA Standard Statutes meetings in Miami
Representatives from FIFA met with individual CONCACAF national associations throughout this past weekend at the Confederation's offices in Miami.
The primary item on the agenda was FIFA Standard Statutes and how associations can best work towards their adoption.
FIFA Standard Statutes provide a template of statutes intended to assist an association in the organization of its administrative, judicial and legislative bodies.
The meeting's focused on the world governing body's anticipation that member associations will embrace the statutes and incorporate them into their normal operations.
FIFA first traveled to Havana to meet with the Cuban Football Association before heading to Miami for a series meetings with other national associations, including those from Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Guyana and Jamaica.
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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