Posted on September 5, 2012
The third round of the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying continues with key doubleheader fixtures taking place on Friday and Tuesday.
Each team has already played two matches, but over the next eight days the same opponents will meet each other twice in encounters that could prove decisive in determining those advancing to the final round.
The action begins on Friday afternoon with a Group C duel between host Cuba and Honduras. Cuba (0-2-0) is in last place with no points, while Honduras (0-1-1) will look for its first win after opening with a draw and a loss.
Panama (2-0-0, six points), which leads the group by two points over Canada (1-0-1, four), will travel to face its North American rivals in Toronto.
In Group A, Jamaica (1-0-1, four) will host the United States (1-0-1, four) to Kingston for a top of the table encounter. Antigua and Barbuda (0-1-1, one) travels to Guatemala (0-1-1) in a battle of teams with one point each.
In Group B, third-place El Salvador (0-1-1, one) will face last-place Guyana (0-2-0, none) at the Estadio Cuscatlan in San Salvador. Host Costa Rica (1-0-1, four) will meet group leader Mexico (2-0-0, six) at the Estadio Nacional in San Jose. A win by the Ticos will see them jump into first.
Teams will have little time to relax as the fixtures will be reversed four days later.
Categories: Antigua and Barbuda, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, North America, Panama, U.S.A., World Cup Qualifying