2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – CONCACAF Fourth Round

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In the CONCACAF Fourth Round of qualification for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the United States, Costa Rica, and Honduras finished in the top three places and qualified directly for the 2014 World Cup. Mexico finished in fourth place and defeated New Zealand in the CONCACAF – OFC play-off to gain a spot in the World Cup. Mexico finished in fourth place ahead of Panama after the United States scored two goals against Panama in stoppage time in the final match of qualifying; had Panama retained its 2-1 lead, they would have finished in fourth place and eliminated Mexico on goals scored, who had qualified for the previous five World Cups.[1]

Format[edit]

The fourth round saw the three group winners and the three group runners-up from the third round compete in a single group of six teams.[2] This stage is referred to as the Hexagonal or Hex, and has been used by CONCACAF to determine its World Cup finals entrants since the qualification tournament for the 1998 FIFA World Cup.

The matches were played from 6 February to 15 October 2013. The top three teams advanced to the World Cup finals tournament in Brazil, and the fourth-placed team advanced to a play-off against New Zealand, the winner of the Oceania qualifiers.

Qualified teams[edit]

The qualifiers for this round were determined by 16 October 2012.

Group A Group B Group C

 United States
 Jamaica

 Mexico
 Costa Rica

 Honduras
 Panama

Standings[edit]

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 10 7 1 2 15 8 +7 22
 Costa Rica 10 5 3 2 13 7 +6 18
 Honduras 10 4 3 3 13 12 +1 15
 Mexico 10 2 5 3 7 9 −2 11
 Panama 10 1 5 4 10 14 −4 8
 Jamaica 10 0 5 5 5 13 −8 5
  Costa Rica Honduras Jamaica Mexico Panama United States
Costa Rica  1–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 3–1
Honduras  1–0 2–0 2–2 2–2 2–1
Jamaica  1–1 2–2 0–1 1–1 1–2
Mexico  0–0 1–2 0–0 2–1 0–0
Panama  2–2 2–0 0–0 0–0 2–3
United States  1–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 2–0
  Top three teams qualified directly for the 2014 FIFA World Cup
  Fourth-placed team advanced to the CONCACAF v OFC play-off

Matches[edit]

The representative from the six national associations met together on 19 October 2012, but could not agree on the schedule for the fourth round.[3] The draw for the fixtures was conducted by CONCACAF and FIFA on 7 November 2012, in Miami Beach, Florida.[4][5]

Honduras  2–1  United States
J. García Goal 40'
Bengtson Goal 79'
Report Dempsey Goal 36'

Panama  2–2  Costa Rica
Henríquez Goal 15'
R. Torres Goal 27'
Report Saborío Goal 39'
Ruiz Goal 84'

Mexico  0–0  Jamaica
Report
Attendance: 43,002

Honduras  2–2  Mexico
Costly Goal 77'
Bengtson Goal 80'
Report Hernández Goal 28'54'

Jamaica  1–1  Panama
Elliott Goal 23' Report Henríquez Goal 66'
Attendance: 25,000

United States  1–0  Costa Rica
Dempsey Goal 16' Report

Costa Rica  2–0  Jamaica
Umaña Goal 22'
Calvo Goal 82'
Report

Panama  2–0  Honduras
Tejada Goal 1'
Pérez Goal 74'
Report

Mexico  0–0  United States
Report
Attendance: 85,500

Jamaica  0–1  Mexico
Report De Nigris Goal 48'
Attendance: 16,483

Jamaica  1–2  United States
Beckford Goal 89' Report Altidore Goal 30'
Evans Goal 90+2'
Attendance: 12,130

Panama  0–0  Mexico
Report

Costa Rica  1–0  Honduras
Miller Goal 25' Report

Mexico  0–0  Costa Rica
Report
Attendance: 65,753

Honduras  2–0  Jamaica
O. García Goal 10'
Rojas Goal 88'
Report

United States  2–0  Panama
Altidore Goal 36'
E. Johnson Goal 53'
Report
Attendance: 40,847

United States  1–0  Honduras
Altidore Goal 74' Report
Attendance: 20,250

Costa Rica  2–0  Panama
Ruiz Goal 49'
Borges Goal 52'
Report

Mexico  1–2  Honduras
Peralta Goal 6' Report Bengtson Goal 63'
Costly Goal 66'
Attendance: 73,981

Costa Rica  3–1  United States
Acosta Goal 3'
Borges Goal 10'
Campbell Goal 76'
Report Dempsey Goal 43' (pen.)

Panama  0–0  Jamaica
Report

Jamaica  1–1  Costa Rica
Anderson Goal 90+2' Report Brenes Goal 74'

United States  2–0  Mexico
E. Johnson Goal 49'
Donovan Goal 78'
Report

Honduras  2–2  Panama
Costly Goal 28'
Palacios Goal 62'
Report G. Torres Goal 50'
Chen Goal 90+1'

Honduras  1–0  Costa Rica
Bengtson Goal 64' Report

United States  2–0  Jamaica
Zusi Goal 77'
Altidore Goal 80'
Report
Attendance: 18,467

Mexico  2–1  Panama
Peralta Goal 39'
Jiménez Goal 85'
Report Tejada Goal 81'
Attendance: 90,758

Costa Rica  2–1  Mexico
Ruiz Goal 24'
Saborío Goal 63'
Report Peralta Goal 28'

Jamaica  2–2  Honduras
Claros Goal 3' (o.g.)
Austin Goal 59' (pen.)
Report Costly Goal 2'
Figueroa Goal 32'
Attendance: 6,000

Panama  2–3  United States
G. Torres Goal 18'
Tejada Goal 83'
Report Orozco Goal 64'
Zusi Goal 90+2'
Jóhannsson Goal 90+3'

Goalscorers[edit]

There were 63 goals scored in 30 games, for an average of 2.10 goals per game.

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The fixture Jamaica v Mexico on 18 June was moved to 4 June to allow Mexico to participate in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.[5]

References[edit]

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