2010 FIFA World Cup qualification – CONCACAF Fourth Round

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Costa Rica facing Honduras during the first matchday of the round

This page provides the summaries of the CONCACAF Fourth Round, often referred to as "The Hexagonal" or "The Hex", matches for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification. The three group winners and three runners-up from the Third Round contest this round.

Format[edit]

In this round, the group winners and runners-up from the Third Round formed a single double-round-robin, home-and-away group. The top three teams qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The fourth place team competed in a home-and-away play-off against the fifth-place team from CONMEBOL.

Standings[edit]

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 10 6 2 2 19 13 +6 20
 Mexico 10 6 1 3 18 12 +6 19
 Honduras 10 5 1 4 17 11 +6 16
 Costa Rica 10 5 1 4 15 15 0 16
 El Salvador 10 2 2 6 9 15 −6 8
 Trinidad and Tobago 10 1 3 6 10 22 −12 6
  Costa Rica El Salvador Honduras Mexico Trinidad and Tobago United States
Costa Rica  1–0 2–0 0–3 4–0 3–1
El Salvador  1–0 0–1 2–1 2–2 2–2
Honduras  4–0 1–0 3–1 4–1 2–3
Mexico  2–0 4–1 1–0 2–1 2–1
Trinidad and Tobago  2–3 1–0 1–1 2–2 0–1
United States  2–2 2–1 2–1 2–0 3–0

Results[edit]

The allocation of teams in the draw took place in Johannesburg, South Africa on 22 November 2008.[1]


United States 2–0 Mexico
Bradley Goal 43'90+2' Report
El Salvador 2–2 Trinidad and Tobago
Romero Goal 82'90+3' Report Edwards Goal 7'
Yorke Goal 26' (pen.)
Costa Rica 2–0 Honduras
Furtado Goal 48'59' Report

Mexico 2–0 Costa Rica
Bravo Goal 20'
Pardo Goal 52' (pen.)
Report
Trinidad and Tobago 1–1 Honduras
Hyland Goal 90' Report Pavón Goal 51'
El Salvador 2–2 United States
Quintanilla Goal 15'
Castillo Goal 72'
Report Altidore Goal 77'
Hejduk Goal 88'

United States 3–0 Trinidad and Tobago
Altidore Goal 13'71'89' Report
Attendance: 27,959
Honduras 3–1 Mexico
Costly Goal 17'79'
Pavón Goal 43'
Report Castillo Goal 82' (pen.)
Costa Rica 1–0 El Salvador
Centeno Goal 69' Report


Trinidad and Tobago 2–3 Costa Rica
Edwards Goal 29'
Samuel Goal 63'
Report Saborío Goal 40'
Borges Goal 52'68'
United States 2–1 Honduras
Donovan Goal 43' (pen.)
Bocanegra Goal 68'
Report Costly Goal 5'
Attendance: 55,647
El Salvador 2–1 Mexico
Martínez Goal 11'
Quintanilla Goal 86' (pen.)
Report Blanco Goal 71' (pen.)

Mexico 2–1 Trinidad and Tobago
Franco Goal 2'
Rojas Goal 48'
Report Tinto Goal 45+1'
Attendance: 92,000
Referee: José Pineda (Honduras)

Mexico 2–1 United States
Castro Goal 19'
Sabah Goal 82'
Report Davies Goal 9'
Attendance: 104,499
Trinidad and Tobago 1–0 El Salvador
Glen Goal 7' Report
Honduras 4–0 Costa Rica
Costly Goal 30'90+2'
Pavón Goal 51'
M. Valladares Goal 89'
Report

United States 2–1 El Salvador
Dempsey Goal 41'
Altidore Goal 45+2'
Report Castillo Goal 31'
Attendance: 19,066
Referee: José Pineda (Honduras)
Honduras 4–1 Trinidad and Tobago
Pavón Goal 20'28'
Guevara Goal 62'
Suazo Goal 83'
Report Baptiste Goal 86'
Costa Rica 0–3 Mexico
Report dos Santos Goal 45+1'
Franco Goal 62'
Guardado Goal 71'

Trinidad and Tobago 0–1 United States
Report Clark Goal 61'
El Salvador 1–0 Costa Rica
Corrales Goal 90+1' Report
Mexico 1–0 Honduras
Blanco Goal 76' (pen.) Report

Mexico 4–1 El Salvador
González Goal 25' (o.g.)
Blanco Goal 71'
Palencia Goal 85'
Vela Goal 90'
Report Martínez Goal 89'
Attendance: 104,000
Costa Rica 4–0 Trinidad and Tobago
James Goal 26' (o.g.)
Centeno Goal 51'
Saborío Goal 61'64'
Report
Honduras 2–3 United States
de León Goal 47'78' Report Casey Goal 50'66'
Donovan Goal 71'

El Salvador 0–1 Honduras
Report Pavón Goal 64'
Trinidad and Tobago 2–2 Mexico
Baptiste Goal 23' (pen.)61' Report Esqueda Goal 57'
Salcido Goal 65'
United States 2–2 Costa Rica
Bradley Goal 71'
Bornstein Goal 90+5'
Report Ruiz Goal 20'23'

Goalscorers[edit]

88 goals were scored at 30 games, for an average of 2.93 goals per game.

7 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

Attendances[edit]

Team Highest Lowest Average
 Costa Rica 20,200 10,000 17,280
 El Salvador 33,350 17,992 26,870
 Honduras 38,000 28,000 33,760
 Mexico 104,499 90,000 97,679
 Trinidad and Tobago 25,784 2,000 12,797
 United States 55,647 19,066 30,538

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Moved from original date of 10 June 2009 due to the United States' participation in the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ CONCACAF Final Round Qualifying Draw to Take Place on Nov. 22 in Johannesburg, Chicago: United States Soccer Federation, 7 November 2008, retrieved 26 March 2009

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