• FT

    Mexico

    4

    El Salvador

    1

  • FT

    Costa Rica

    4

    Trin & Tob

    0

  • FT

    Honduras

    2

    USA

    3

WORLD CUP QUALIFYING - CONCACAF

Referee: Jair Marrufo | Attendance: 10000

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Costa Rica

  • Julius James 26' OG
  • Walter Centeno 50'
  • Alvaro Alberto Chacon Saborio 61'
  • Alvaro Alberto Chacon Saborio 63'

4 - 0

FT

Ticos bolster World Cup chances

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) -- Costa Rica beat Trinidad & Tobago 4-0 on Saturday to put itself in position to qualify for the 2010 World Cup.

Alvaro Saborio scored two goals and Walter Centeno added another, while Radanfa Abubakr's own-goal opened the scoring at the Ricardo Saprissa Stadium as new coach Rene Simoes made a winning debut.

Costa Rica moved into third -- and the last automatic qualifying place -- with 15 points.

Costa Rica can secure its third straight trip to the finals to be played in South Africa with a win against the already-qualified United States on Wednesday.

Trinidad & Tobago, last in the North, Central America and Caribbean group, finished with 10 men after Julius James was given a red card following Saborio's pair.