CONCACAF Qualifiers Review

Haiti finish in style

November 16, 2011

Haiti completed their CONCACAF World Cup qualifying Group F campaign with a 2-1 home win over pool winners Antigua and Barbuda.

Haiti players
GettyImagesThe Haiti players celebrate

Jamie Thomas gave the visitors an early lead as they looked to complete the group campaign with their perfect record intact, but second-half strikes from Judelin Aveska and Kervens Belfort Fils turned the game on its head.

Also in Group F, Curacao completed their campaign with a 6-1 thumping of bottom team the US Virgin Islands.

Shannon Carmelia and Richmar Siberie grabbed a brace apiece while Everon Espacia and Angelo Cijntje were also on target for the hosts, who cruised to victory despite the dismissal of Rugenio Josephia four minutes before half-time. Keithroy Cornelius netted the visitors' consolation five minutes into the second half - only their second goal in qualifying - but they finished the group stage without a point on the board.

Elsewhere, goals from Olivier Occean, Dwayne De Rosario, Josh Simpson and Tosaint Ricketts earned Group D winners Canada a comfortable home win over St Kitts and Nevis.

Group C winners Panama also closed out the campaign in style with a 3-0 home triumph over Dominica, thanks to goals from Rolando Blackburn, Ricardo Buitrago and substitute Blas Perez.

Group A winners El Salvador finished on a high with a 4-0 win over Suriname, Osael Romero and substitute Rafael Burgos bagging two goals apiece.

Second-half goals from Kenwyne Jones and Lester Peltier secured Trinidad & Tobago a 2-0 win over Group B winners Guyana.

In Group E, pool winners Guatemala completed the campaign with a 100% record thanks to a 4-1 triumph in Grenada.

Shane Rennie had put the hosts ahead with a 37th-minute penalty but it all went wrong for Grenada following the 61st-minute dismissal of Cassim Langaigne. A Michael Mark own goal restored parity before further strikes from Fredy Thompson, Guillermo Ramirez and Angelo Padilla sealed an emphatic away win.

Belize won 2-0 in St Vincent and The Grenadines.