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World Cup Qualifying: Intercontinental Playoffs at a Glance
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Mexico’s Oribe Peralta (pictured) celebrates after scoring in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying intercontinental playoff, second leg against host New Zealand on November 20, 2013, in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo: Mexsport)

SAN PEDRO Sula, Honduras – When Honduras hosts Australia on Friday at the Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano, it will mark the fourth time that CONCACAF will be involved in an intercontinental playoff for a FIFA World Cup berth.

In two of the qualifying lifeline’s three previous editions, the CONCACAF representative has emerged victorious.

CONCACAF.com takes a look at intercontinental playoff history:

2006 – Germany
Trinidad & Tobago v Bahrain (agg: 2-1)

1st Leg
November 12, 2005: Hasely Crawford Stadium – Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago (Att: 24,991)
Trinidad & Tobago-Bahrain 1-1 (0-0)
Chris Birchall 77’ / Salman Isa 72’

2nd Leg
November 16, 2005: Bahrain National Stadium – Riffa, Bahrain (Att: 35,000)
Bahrain-Trinidad & Tobago 0-1 (0-0)
Dennis Lawrence 49’

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2010 – South Africa
Costa Rica v Uruguay (agg: 1-2)

1st Leg
November 14, 2009: Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Ayma -- Tibas, San Jose, Costa Rica (Att: 19,500)
Costa Rica-Uruguay 0-1 (0-1)
Diego Lugano 21’

2nd Leg
November 18, 2009: Estadio Centenario – Montevideo, Uruguay (Att: 55,000)
Uruguay-Costa Rica 1-1 (0-0)
Sebastian Abreu 70’ / Walter Centeno 74’

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2014 – Brazil
Mexico v New Zealand (agg: 9-3)

1st Leg
November 13, 2013: Estadio Azteca – Mexico City, Mexico (Att: 99,832)
Mexico-New Zealand 5-1 (2-0)
Paul Aguilar 32'; Raul Jimenez 40'; Oribe Peralta 48', 80'; Rafael Marquez 84’ / Chris James 85'

2nd Leg
November 20, 2013: Westpac Stadium – Wellington, New Zealand (Att: 35,206)
New Zealand-Mexico 2-4 (0-3)
Chris James 80’ pen; Rory Fallon 83’ / Oribe Peralta 14’, 29, 33’; Carlos Peña 87

 
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