Posted on October 2, 2012
HOUSTON – Guyana will play its final home World Cup semifinal qualifying match against Mexico BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston on Oct. 12, both federations have announced.
Citing a conflict with the venue of Guyana National Stadium in Providence, Guyana appealed to FIFA, which allowed the game to be moved.
El Tri, which has won all four of its games in CONCACAF Group B, has clinched a berth in next year’s hexagonal round. Guyana (0-3-1, one), which is in place, is on the brink of elimination. The team faces a must-win situation in both of its remaining matches to have a chance of advancing.
Two teams will move on to next year’s final round. El Salvador (five points), is in second place, followed by Costa Rica (four).
BBVA Compass Stadium, which has a capacity of 22,000, opened May 12. It was the site of an international friendly between New Zealand an El Salvador on May 23.
Categories: Caribbean, Guyana, Mexico, World Cup Qualifying
Tags: BBVA Compass Stadium, World Cup qualifying