2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – CONCACAF First Round

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This page provides the summaries of the CONCACAF First Round matches for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.

Format[edit]

In this round the ten lowest seeded teams were drawn into 5 home-and-away ties.[1][2]

The matches were scheduled to be held prior to the main draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Originally, the first legs were scheduled for 3 June 2011 and the second legs on 7 June. However, the matches were postponed to scattered days in June and July, between 15 June and 17 July.[3] The five winners advanced to the second round of the CONCACAF qualifiers.[4]

Participating teams[edit]

Results[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Montserrat  3–8  Belize 2–5 1–3
Anguilla  0–6  Dominican Republic 0–2 0–4
U.S. Virgin Islands  4–1  British Virgin Islands 2–0 2–1
Aruba  6–6 (4–5 p)  Saint Lucia 4–2 2–4 (a.e.t.)
Turks and Caicos Islands  0–10[note 1]  Bahamas 0–4 0–6

15 June 2011
18:00 UTC−4
Montserrat  2–5  Belize
Hodgson Goal 44'86' Report McCaulay Goal 24'75'83'
Róches Goal 50'
Kuylen Goal 53'

17 July 2011
16:00 UTC−6
Belize  3–1  Montserrat
Jiménez Goal 23'
McCaulay Goal 59'
Méndez Goal 61'
Report Hodgson Goal 58'

Belize won 8–3 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round.


10 July 2011
15:30 UTC−4
Dominican Republic  4–0  Anguilla
Navarro Goal 18'42'
Sánchez Goal 27'
Faña Goal 58'
Report
Estadio Panamericano, San Cristóbal
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Marcos Brea (Cuba)

Dominican Republic won 6–0 on aggregate and advances to the Second Round.


U.S. Virgin Islands won 4–1 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round.


8 July 2011
20:00 UTC−4
Aruba  4–2  Saint Lucia
Santos de Gouveia Goal 13'
Escalona Goal 48'
Gomez Goal 76'
D. Abdul Goal 85'
Report Edward Goal 20'
Valcin Goal 46'

12 July 2011
15:30 UTC−4
Saint Lucia  4–2 (a.e.t.)  Aruba
J. Joseph Goal 14'29'71'
Frederick Goal 74'
Report Gomez Goal 44'
Barradas Goal 76'
  Penalties  
Pierre Penalty scored
Justin Penalty scored
Frederick Penalty scored
Edward Penalty scored
Williams Penalty scored
5–4 Penalty scored Bergen
Penalty scored Baten
Penalty scored Barradas
Penalty scored Gomez
Penalty missed Cruden

6–6 on aggregate. Saint Lucia won the penalty shoot-out 5–4 and advanced to the Second Round.


2 July 2011
17:00 UTC−4
Turks and Caicos Islands  0–4  Bahamas
Report Jean Goal 32'61'
Hepple Goal 36' (pen.)
Louis Goal 90+2'
National Stadium, Providenciales
Attendance: 1,021
Referee: Hugo Cruz (Costa Rica)

9 July 2011
16:00 UTC−4
Bahamas  6–0  Turks and Caicos Islands
Gibson Goal 4' (o.g.)
St. Fleur Goal 17'64'73'84'90'
Report

Bahamas won 10–0 on aggregate and advanced to the Second Round.

Goalscorers[edit]

There were a total of 44 goals scored over 10 games, for an average of 4.4 goals per game.

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

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Order of legs reversed from originally published draw.
  2. ^ As Montserrat had no facilities on the island that meet international standards, they elected to play their home tie in Trinidad and Tobago.[5]
  3. ^ The second leg was originally scheduled to be played on 19 June 2011 at FFB Field, Belmopan, but it was postponed as the FIFA Emergency Committee suspended the Football Federation of Belize (FFB) on 17 June due to severe governmental interference.[6] The match had to be rescheduled no later than 10 July, provided that the situation is back to normal regarding the FFB and the suspension has been lifted by that date; if not, Belize would be excluded from the qualifying competition.[7] On 7 July, FIFA announced that the suspension was provisionally lifted and the match will take place before 17 July outside of Belize.[8] The FFB secured the qualifier to be played at Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.[9]
  4. ^ As Anguilla had no facilities on the island that meet international standards, they elected to play their home tie in the Dominican Republic.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil – Preliminary Competition Format and Draw Procedure – North, Central and Caribbean Zone" (PDF). FIFA.com. 
  2. ^ "Play-off matches in CONCACAF". fifa.com. FIFA. 26 April 2011. Retrieved 26 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Montserrat-Belize to open World Cup qualifying". CONCACAF.com. CONCACAF. 13 June 2011. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Concacaf Fixtures". fifa.com. FIFA. 8 June 2011. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Minnows take marks on the road to Rio". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 13 June 2011. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2011. 
  6. ^ Suspension of the Football Federation of Belize
  7. ^ Belize-Montserrat qualifier postponed
  8. ^ Suspension of the Football Federation of Belize provisionally lifted
  9. ^ Belize to play home qualifier in Honduras Archived 19 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ "Eliminatorias al mundial 8 y 10 de julio en el Estadio Panamericano" (in Spanish). Balompie Dominicano. 1 June 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2011. 

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