Soccer  > General Soccer  > WWCQ Lookahead: Day Five
November 1, 2010, 12:06 PM
CANCUN, Mexico -- With spots in the semifinals already guaranteed, the United States and Costa Rica will meet Monday for first place in the second game of a Group B doubleheader at the CONCACAF Women's World Cup Qualifying tournament. Already eliminated Guatemala and Haiti square off in the opener.

Guatemala vs. Haiti, 7 p.m. ET

This is the first meeting between Guatemala and Haiti in the finals a CONCACAF women's championship/World Cup qualifying competition.

They have conceded a combined 18 goals thus far in Cancun and neither have scored.

Guatemala is 2-0-0 (10 goals for, 0 goals against) against Caribbean opposition in the finals of a CONCACAF women's championship/World Cup qualifying competition. Both wins came in 1998 (2-0 vs. Martinique, 8-0 vs. Puerto Rico).

Guatemala has been shutout in five consecutive games in the finals a CONCACAF women's championship/World Cup qualifying competition dating back to 1998.

Haiti has won one and lost three against Central American opposition in the finals of a CONCACAF women's championship/World Cup qualifying competition - all against Costa Rica

In two of three previous appearances in the finals of a CONCACAF women's championship/World Cup qualifying competition, Haiti has managed at least one victory except in 1998 in Canada, where it lost all three first-round matches.


United States vs. Costa Rica, 9:30 p.m. ET

The United States and Costa Rica have met twice before in the finals of a CONCACAF women's championship/World Cup qualifying competition. The Americans won both games by a combined score of 15-0.

The last meeting between the United States and Costa Rica came in qualifying for the 2008 Olympics with the Americans winning 3-0 in the semifinals to earn a berth to Beijing. The United States scored all three goals in the second half of the match in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

The United States has won all five meetings against Costa Rica, outscoring the Central Americans 27-0.

Abby Wambach's two goals against Guatemala increased her career total to 114, tying her with Scotland's Julie Fleeting for fourth best all-time in women's soccer history.

In its last four World Cup qualifying games, Costa Rica has not conceded a goal (including two Central American qualifying games played in April).

The Ticas are have lost all six of its games against North American opposition in the finals of a CONCACAF women's championship/World Cup qualifying competition, having been outscored 25-3.


Did You Know?
The United States 9-0 win over Guatemala marked its largest margin of victory since a 10-0 defeat of Chinese Taipei on October 1, 2006. Megan Rapinoe, who netted twice against Guatemala, also scored two goals in that victory.

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