Soccer-Costa Rica beat Panama to solidify qualifying spot (Reuters)

June 18 (Reuters) – Bryan Ruiz and Celso Borges scored second-half goals as Costa Rica earned a 2-0 win against Panama on Tuesday to maintain their hold on a place for an automatic qualifying place for next year’s 2014 World Cup finals. The United States, who beat Honduras 1-0 earlier on Tuesday, lead the six-team group in the final round of qualifying from North, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF) on 13 points from six games. Costa Rica have 11 points from six matches while Mexico are in the third and final automatic place with eight points from six games. …

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