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Honduras book World Cup berth, Mexico to playoff

Honduras got the one point they needed on the final night of qualifying in North and Central America and the Caribbean to finish third in the six-nation group and reach next year's finals in Brazil.

sports Updated: Oct 16, 2013 09:35 IST

Honduras qualified for the 2014 World Cup Tuesday after a 2-2 draw with Jamaica, while Mexico are headed to a playoff after falling 2-1 in Costa Rica.

Honduras got the one point they needed on the final night of qualifying in North and Central America and the Caribbean to finish third in the six-nation group and reach next year's finals in Brazil.

As the fourth-placed finishers, Mexico will play Oceania's New Zealand next month for a World Cup berth.

And the Mexicans owe a massive debt of thanks to the United States, who scored two injury-time goals in a 3-2 win over Panama that dashed Panama's hopes of seizing the fourth spot from Mexico.