CONCACAF World Cup qualifying: A Look Ahead

CONCACAF World Cup qualifying: A Look Ahead

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CONCACAF World Cup qualifying: A Look Ahead

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By FRANCO PANIZO

The U.S. men's national team will be looking to get a few steps closer to the 2014 World Cup when they take on Jamaica in their third match in the third round of CONCACAF qualifying on Friday, but they won't be the only ones in action.

All 12 remaining CONCACAF teams vying for the four coveted spots for the upcoming World Cup in Brazil will be in action on Friday night, and the games should prove to be intense as they can seriously help or hinder teams' chances of getting into the Hexagonal round of qualifying.

Mexico will be one of the teams trying to build on their strong starts to the round, but they will have a difficult test to pass as they visit Costa Rica in one of the biggest matches of Group B. Honduras, meanwhile, is in desperate need of a win when they travel to Cuba after having picked up only one point in their first two matches.

Here is FOX Soccer's breakdown of the CONCACAF qualifiers, with Ives pointing out that the teams current trailing in the qualifying groups having a great chance to catch up this week.

Here is a full rundown of Friday's CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers:

GROUP A

Jamaica vs. United States

Guatemala vs. Antigua and Barbuda

GROUP B

El Salvador vs. Guyana

Costa Rica vs. Mexico

GROUP C

Cuba vs. Honduras

Canada vs. Panama

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Which matches are you most looking forward to? Do you see any upsets in the works? Think Honduras will be on the brink of elimination after this round of games? 

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