Canada has taken the lead in Group D for CONCACAF Stage 2 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers™. Canada opened its account with three points following a 4-1 victory over St. Lucia on Friday, September 2, 2011 in Toronto, ON. The victory came in front of 11,500 fans at BMO Field.
Canadian fans will also be able to follow the away matches scheduled on September 6th (Puerto Rico), October 7th (St. Lucia), and November 11th (St. Kitts and Nevis) through live Twitter updates (@CanadaSoccerEN) and video coverage on CanadaSoccerTV (youtube.com/CanadaSoccerTV). Detailed match reports and ongoing news stories will also be posted on canadasoccer.com.
Also in Group D action on Friday 2 September, St. Kitts and Nevis and Puerto Rico played to a 0-0 draw at Warner Park Football in Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis. Both of those teams trail Canada with just one point apiece. Next Tuesday September 6th, Canada will play in Puerto Rico while St. Lucia will play in St. Kitts and Nevis.
All four teams in Group D will play six matches in CONCACAF Stage 2 - a home and away match against each opponent. Only the group winner will advance to CONCACAF Stage 3. That next round’s group will feature Honduras, Cuba and the winner of CONCACAF Stage 2 Group C. In that three-team Group C, Nicaragua has a 2:0 victory over Dominica while Panama has yet to play.
Canada’s 4-1 victory improves its overall record in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers to 37 wins, 29 draws and 30 losses. Following the upcoming September 7th match in Bayamón, Puerto Rico, it then travels to Gros Islet, St. Lucia for an October 8th away match at Beausejour Stadium.
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