Canada falls to Jamaica in final match

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Canada lost its sixth and final match tonight in the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ Qualifiers. By a score of 0:3 against Jamaica, neither Canada nor Jamaica could climb the rankings within CONCACAF Group 2, otherwise dubbed as the “Group of Death”. Both teams were eliminated from the qualification phase.



“We are disappointed,” said coach Dale Mitchell. “We started off with the two home games. You start with the first two games at home and you have some pressure. Jamaica came to Canada and got a point from us. We were clearly under some pressure to win the second game and maybe we didn’t handle it as well as we should have, although we had the lead. I believe our team was competitive with all three teams in the group, we played them close, but haven’t had enough to get the wins. That has been the story of our campaign.”

For more information on this match, please visit the following fixture link.



Canada lost its sixth and final match tonight in the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ Qualifiers. By a score of 0:3 against Jamaica, neither Canada nor Jamaica could climb the rankings within CONCACAF Group 2, otherwise dubbed as the “Group of Death”. Both teams were eliminated from the qualification phase.



“We are disappointed,” said coach Dale Mitchell. “We started off with the two home games. You start with the first two games at home and you have some pressure. Jamaica came to Canada and got a point from us. We were clearly under some pressure to win the second game and maybe we didn’t handle it as well as we should have, although we had the lead. I believe our team was competitive with all three teams in the group, we played them close, but haven’t had enough to get the wins. That has been the story of our campaign.”



With the Honduras 1:0 win over Mexico in San Pedro Sula, meanwhile, both Honduras and Mexico advanced to the CONCACAF final stage. Honduras finished first with 12 points (4-0-2) while Mexico finished second with 10 points (3-1-2).



Luton Shelton, Marlon King (penalty) and Omar Cummings scored for Jamaica while Ricardo Osorio scored for Honduras.



In CONCACAF Group 1, it will be USA and Trinidad & Tobago advancing to the final stage. In Commerce, TX, Kenny Cooper and Freddy Adu scored for USA en route to a 2:0 victory. In Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, Kenwyne Jones, Dwight Yorke and Keon Daniel led the home side to a 3:0 victory over Guatemala.



In CONCACAF Group 3, it will be Costa Rica and El Salvador advancing to the final stage. In Paramaribo, host Suriname played to a 1:1 draw with Haiti. In San Salvador, Costa Rica won 3:1 over host El Salvador.



The six advancing teams from CONCACAF will play a 10-match home-and-away round robin series in 2009. The top-three teams in the final group will automatically advance to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™. The fourth-place team, meanwhile, will advance to a final playoff series against the fifth-place team from CONMEBOL (South America).

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