World Cup Qualifying

Canada, Panama earn road victories in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying

Jackson (Reuters Pictures)

Canada's quest to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup has started off in fine fashion.

After beating St. Lucia convincingly on Friday, the Canadians topped Puerto Rico by a 3-0 scoreline on the road behind goals from Iain Hume, Simeon Jackson and Tossaint Ricketts to take early control of Group D on Tuesday. Through two games, Canada stands atop its group, two points clear of Saint Kitts and Nevis for the one automatic spot in the next qualifying round.

Panama also made a road statement Tuesday, topping Nicaragua, 2-1, behind goals from Luis Tejada and Blas Perez. In the three-team Group C, Panama is level on points with Nicaragua but has a game in hand while also already winning what should be its most difficult game in this qualifying round.

Here are the latest standings other results following Tuesday's CONCACAF qualifiers:


  1. El Salvador, 6 points
  2. Suriname, 4 points
  3. Dominican Republic, 1 point
  4. Cayman Islands, 0 points

Dominican Republic 1, Suriname 1

Cayman Islands 1, El Salvador 4


  1. Guyana, 6 points
  2. Trinidad and Tobago, 6 points
  3. Bermuda, 0 points
  4. Barbados, 0 points

Barbados 0, Trinidad and Tobago 2

Guyana 2, Bermuda 1


  1. Nicaragua, 3 points
  2. Panama, 3 points
  3. Dominica, 0 points

Nicaragua 1, Panama 2


  1. Canada, 6 points
  2. Saint Kitts and Nevis, 4 points
  3. Puerto Rico, 1 point
  4. Saint Lucia, 0 points

Puerto Rico 0, Canada 3

Saint Lucia 2, Saint Kitts and Nevis 4


  1. Guatemala, 6 points
  2. Belize, 3 points
  3. Grenada, 0 points
  4. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 0 points

Belize 1, Guatemala 2


  1. Antigua and Barbuda, 6 points
  2. Haiti, 6 points
  3. Curacao, 0 points
  4. U.S. Virgin Islands, 0 points

U.S. Virgin Islands 1, Antigua and Barbuda 8

Curacao 2, Haiti 4


Do any of the early results surprise you? Which teams do you see topping the groups and advancing to the next qualifying round?

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