2010 FIFA World Cup qualification – CONCACAF First Round

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This page provides the summaries of the CONCACAF First Round matches for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification. The 22 teams ranked 14 to 35 on the FIFA ranking for CONCACAF in May 2007 competed in this round, with teams ranked 14th to 24th randomly drawn against teams ranked 25th to 35th. The draw took place on 25 November 2007 in Durban, South Africa. The top 13 teams of CONCACAF received a bye and advanced directly to the second round.

Format[edit]

In this round, there were 11 matches and the winners advanced to the second round. All games were played in home and away format, except three ties: Puerto Rico–Dominican Republic, Grenada–U.S. Virgin Islands and Montserrat–Suriname, which were played over one leg in late March due to several Member Associations failing to meet the new FIFA Stadium standards and being unable to secure a home venue.[1]

Group 1[edit]

Group 1A[edit]

6 February 2008
19:00 UTC-4
Dominica  1 – 1  Barbados
Pacquette Goal 21' Report Williams Goal 43'
Windsor Park, Roseau
Attendance: 4,200
Referee: Wálter Quesada (Costa Rica)
26 March 2008
16:00 UTC-4
Barbados  1 – 0  Dominica
Stanford Goal 80' Report
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown
Attendance: 4,150
Referee: Carlos Batres (Guatemala)

Barbados won 2–1 on aggregate and advanced to play USA in the Second Round.


Group 1B[edit]

6 February 2008
19:45 UTC-5
Turks and Caicos Islands  2 – 1  Saint Lucia
Lowery Goal 31'
G. Glinton Goal 74'
Report Nyhime Goal 90+2'
26 March 2008
15:00 UTC-4
Saint Lucia  2 – 0  Turks and Caicos Islands
McPhee Goal 28'
Elva Goal 85'
Report

Saint Lucia won 3–2 on aggregate and advanced to play Guatemala in the Second Round.


Group 1C[edit]

3 February 2008
15:00 UTC-4
Bermuda  1 – 1  Cayman Islands
Burgess Goal 18' Report Grant Goal 87'
30 March 2008
20:00 UTC-5
Cayman Islands  1 – 3  Bermuda
M. Forbes Goal 63' (pen.) Report Degraff Goal 18'25'
Steede Goal 52'

Bermuda won 4–2 on aggregate and advanced to play Trinidad and Tobago in the Second Round.


Group 1D[edit]

6 February 2008
20:00 UTC-4
Aruba  0 – 3  Antigua and Barbuda
Report Dublin Goal 23'
Constant Goal 27'
Sierra Goal 40' (o.g.)
Trinidad Stadium, Oranjestad
Attendance: 250
Referee: Roberto Delgado (Cuba)
26 March 2008
16:15 UTC-4
Antigua and Barbuda  1 – 0  Aruba
Challenger Goal 86' Report

Antigua and Barbuda won 4–0 on aggregate and advanced to play Cuba in the Second Round.

Group 2[edit]

Group 2A[edit]

6 February 2008
15:00 UTC-6
Belize  3 – 1  Saint Kitts and Nevis
McCauley Goal 7'41'
Roches Goal 23'
Report Williams Goal 13'
26 March 2008
19:00 UTC-4
Saint Kitts and Nevis  1 – 1  Belize
Mitchum Goal 84' Report Smith Goal 39'

Belize won 4–2 on aggregate and advanced to play Mexico in the Second Round.


Group 2B[edit]

26 March 2008
19:00 UTC-4
Bahamas  1 – 1  British Virgin Islands
St. Fleur Goal 47' Report Lennon Goal 68'
30 March 2008
15:00 UTC-4
British Virgin Islands  2 – 2  Bahamas
Williams Goal 78'90' (pen.) Report Bethel Goal 40'
Mitchell Goal 52'

3–3 on aggregate; Bahamas advanced on the away goals rule to play Jamaica in the Second Round.


Group 2C[edit]

26 March 2008
20:00 UTC-4
Puerto Rico  1 – 0 (a.e.t.)  Dominican Republic
Villegas Goal 96' (pen.) Report

Puerto Rico advanced to play Honduras in the Second Round. This tie was played as a one leg tie in Puerto Rico, as the Dominican Republic failed to meet FIFA's new stadium standards and was unable to secure a home venue.[1]


Group 2D[edit]

No matches in this round. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines were drawn to play Canada in the Second Round.

Group 3[edit]

Group 3A[edit]

26 March 2008
15:00 UTC-4
Grenada  10 – 0  U.S. Virgin Islands
Roberts Goal 3'8'
R. Charles Goal 9'43'65'87'
S. Rennie Goal 22'
Langiagne Goal 56'
Bubb Goal 82'
Ferguson Goal 89' (o.g.)
Report

Grenada advanced to play Costa Rica in the Second Round. This tie was played as a one leg tie in Grenada, as the U.S. Virgin Islands failed to meet FIFA's new stadium standards and was unable to secure a home venue.[1]


Group 3B[edit]

26 March 2008
18:00 UTC-4
Montserrat  1 – 7  Suriname
Farrell Goal 48' Report Christoph Goal 36'56'
Wondel Goal 44'
Valies Goal 65'
Huur Goal 82'85'
Schuurman Goal 88'

Suriname advanced to play Guyana in the Second Round. This tie was played as a one leg tie in Trinidad and Tobago, because neither side were able to provide a suitable venue according to FIFA's guidelines.[1]


Group 3C[edit]

6 February 2008
19:30 UTC-6
El Salvador  12 – 0  Anguilla
Martin Goal 5'18'
Corrales Goal 31'33'54'65'68'
Cerritos Goal 47'77'84'
Quintanilla Goal 70'
Umaña Goal 80'
Report
26 March 2008
20:00 UTC-4
Anguilla  0 – 4  El Salvador
Report Cerritos Goal 7'
Corrales Goal 15'
Monteagudo Goal 22'
Torres Goal 36'
RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C. (United States)[note 3]
Attendance: 22,670
Referee: Valman Bedeau (Grenada)

El Salvador won 16–0 on aggregate and advanced to play Panama in the Second Round.


Group 3D[edit]

6 February 2008
15:00 UTC-6
Nicaragua  0 – 1  Netherlands Antilles
Report Jongsma Goal 15'
26 March 2008
20:00 UTC-4
Netherlands Antilles  2 – 0  Nicaragua
Loran Goal 42'
Zimmerman Goal 81'
Report

Netherlands Antilles won 3–0 on aggregate and advanced to play Haiti in the Second Round.

Goalscorers[edit]

A total of 68 goals were scored over 19 games, for an average of 3.58 goals per game.

6 goals
4 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goals

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Belize moved their home leg to Guatemala.[1]
  2. ^ The British Virgin Islands elected to play their home leg in the Bahamas. The order of the legs (that is, which team was regarded as the "home team" in each match) was determined from the original draw. In the final event, this became crucial in determining the winner of the tie due to the application of the away goals rule.[1]
  3. ^ Played in the United States, because Anguilla's stadium is not a suitable venue.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f New World fixtures firmed, FIFA; 11 January 2008.
  2. ^ Anguilla-El Salvador World Cup qualifier moved to Washington, USA Today; 22 January 2008.

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