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Tuesday, October 16, 2012
ESPNsoccernet: October 17, 8:38 AM UK
Honduras smash eight past Canada

ESPN staff

Honduras were one of five teams to book a place in the final round of the World Cup's CONCACAF qualifying zone as they hammered Canada 8-1 in San Pedro Sula.

That emphatic result ended the Canadian's hopes of reaching the World Cup and lifted Honduras to the top of Group C.

The United States, Jamaica, Costa Rica and Panama also progressed to the final round, while Mexico had completed their qualification two rounds ago.

Also in Group C, Panama's 1-1 draw with lowly Cuba sealed their route. Alberto Gomez put Cuba into a first half lead, but Nelson Barahona ensured there would be no shock on the cards with the equaliser.

The United States ensured they finished top of Group A after coming from behind to beat Guatemala 3-1 in Kansas City. Carlos Ruiz put the visitors ahead, before a Clint Dempsey inspired fightback secured the points.

The Tottenham man set up Carlos Bocanegra for the equaliser before goals in the 18th and 36th minute sealed victory.

Jamaica's 4-1 win against Antigua and Barbuda ensured Guatemala missed out on the final stage on away goals. On the scoresheet for the Reggae Boys were Dane Richards (2), Demar Phillips and Nyron Nosworthy, while Quinton Griffith scored for Antigua & Barbuda, who ended the stage winless.

In Group B, Costa Rica's thrashing of 10-man Guyana 7-0 saw them progress in style. Randall Brenes and Alvaro Saborio each bagged a brace, while Cristian Gamboa, Cristian Bolanos and Celso Borges were also on target. Guyana defender Walter Moore was sent off five minutes after the break.

In the other game goals from Oribe Peralta and Man United's Javier Hernandez saw Mexico beat El Salvador 2-0.

Information from the Press Association was used in this report.

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