Canada’s 2010 South Africa dream ends in Honduras

With its third loss in four matches, Canada has officially been eliminated from the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Qualifiers. Canada has two games left, but will not be able to catch one of the top two spots in CONCACAF Group 2, otherwise known as the Group of Death because it featured three of the confederation’s top-five nations. Canada’s Saturday night loss was a 1:3 defeat to Honduras in San Pedro Sula.



With just one point after four matches, Canada (0-1-3) has fallen to fourth place in its group behind Jamaica (1-1-2). Jamaica won 1:0 over Mexico on Saturday. With the 3:1 victory, Honduras has caught Mexico at nine points apiece (3-0-1).

With its third loss in four matches, Canada has officially been eliminated from the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Qualifiers. Canada has two games left, but will not be able to catch one of the top two spots in CONCACAF Group 2, otherwise known as the Group of Death because it featured three of the confederation’s top-five nations. Canada’s Saturday night loss was a 1:3 defeat to Honduras in San Pedro Sula.

With just one point after four matches, Canada (0-1-3) has fallen to fourth place in its group behind Jamaica (1-1-2). Jamaica won 1:0 over Mexico on Saturday. With the 3:1 victory, Honduras has caught Mexico at nine points apiece (3-0-1).

Canada will play its third and final home match in this round on Wednesday 15 October against at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton. Just last month, Canada fell 1:2 to Mexico in Tuxtla Gutierrez. Mexico scored both of its goals just 14 minutes apart in the second half.

Canada has but one loss in its last five FIFA World Cup(tm) Qualifiers against Mexico. Back on 12 October 1997 in Edmonton, the two sides played to a 2:2 draw. On 15 November 2000, the two played to an 0:0 draw in Toronto.

CONCACAF Stage III of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Qualifiers continues through 19 November. The top-two teams of three separate groups advance to the CONCACAF final round which plays out in 2009.

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