5 Jun 2009

Costa Rica beats USA in World Cup qualifier

6:24 am on 5 June 2009

Costa Rica has outclassed the United States 3-1 in a qualifying match for next year's football World Cup to go top of the final stage in the CONCACAF region.

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The home side led 2-0 at half-time and after four games have nine points, two clear of the USA.

The other teams have played three games and Honduras are third on four points, one ahead of Mexico and two ahead of El Salvador and Trinidad & Tobago.