Costa Rica top in CONCACAF as Mexico held in Panama (Reuters)

Costa Rica's Joel Campbell (L) fights for the ball with Honduras' Victor Bernardez during their 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match at the National Stadium in San Jose June 7, 2013. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate

By Simon Evans MIAMI (Reuters) – Costa Rica and the United States earned crucial wins in their World Cup qualifying games in the CONCACAF region on Friday while Mexico were held to a goalless draw at dogged Panama. Roy Millers’ 25th minute header, after Honduras keeper Noel Valladares parried out a Celso Borges free-kick, was enough to give Costa Rica a 1-0 victory in San Jose which moved them to the top spot. Costa Rica (seven points) lead on goal difference from the United States (seven) while Mexico also have seven points although they have played one more game. …


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