Canada's quest to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup has started off in fine fashion.
After beating St. Lucia convincingly on Friday, the Canadians topped Puerto Rico by a 3-0 scoreline on the road behind goals from Iain Hume, Simeon Jackson and Tossaint Ricketts to take early control of Group D on Tuesday. Through two games, Canada stands atop its group, two points clear of Saint Kitts and Nevis for the one automatic spot in the next qualifying round.
Panama also made a road statement Tuesday, topping Nicaragua, 2-1, behind goals from Luis Tejada and Blas Perez. In the three-team Group C, Panama is level on points with Nicaragua but has a game in hand while also already winning what should be its most difficult game in this qualifying round.
Here are the latest standings other results following Tuesday's CONCACAF qualifiers:
- El Salvador, 6 points
- Suriname, 4 points
- Dominican Republic, 1 point
- Cayman Islands, 0 points
Dominican Republic 1, Suriname 1
Cayman Islands 1, El Salvador 4
- Guyana, 6 points
- Trinidad and Tobago, 6 points
- Bermuda, 0 points
- Barbados, 0 points
Barbados 0, Trinidad and Tobago 2
Guyana 2, Bermuda 1
- Nicaragua, 3 points
- Panama, 3 points
- Dominica, 0 points
Nicaragua 1, Panama 2
- Canada, 6 points
- Saint Kitts and Nevis, 4 points
- Puerto Rico, 1 point
- Saint Lucia, 0 points
Puerto Rico 0, Canada 3
Saint Lucia 2, Saint Kitts and Nevis 4
- Guatemala, 6 points
- Belize, 3 points
- Grenada, 0 points
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 0 points
Belize 1, Guatemala 2
- Antigua and Barbuda, 6 points
- Haiti, 6 points
- Curacao, 0 points
- U.S. Virgin Islands, 0 points
U.S. Virgin Islands 1, Antigua and Barbuda 8
Curacao 2, Haiti 4
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