Guyana, Antigua through in 2014 FIFA shocks

(Reuters) – The 2014 World Cup dreams of former  finalists Haiti and Trinidad & Tobago came to a shock end yesterday as all six berths in the first phase of the Concacaf  qualifiers were taken with a round of matches to spare.
Guyana, who shocked Trinidad 2-1 in Georgetown, and Antigua  & Barbuda, who upset Haiti 1-0 on a cricket ground in St John’s,  are the surprise qualifiers.
They join El Salvador, finalists in 1970 and 1982, Canada,  who played at the 1986 finals, Panama and Guatemala.
The six go into the next group phase in which big guns  Mexico, United States, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Jamaica and Cuba  join the fray.
Haiti, who played at the 1974 finals in West Germany, and  the Trinidadians, who made it to Germany in 2006, are out of the  running ahead of Tuesday’s last group matches when they host the  teams that tormented them on Friday.
Unbeaten Guyana produced a home upset over Trinidad & Tobago  thanks to goals by Ricky Shakes and Leon Cort and can afford to  lose their last match against the same opponents in Port of  Spain.
The nation from the northeastern tip of the South American  continent but belonging to the North, Central American and  Caribbean Confederation are top of Group B with a four-point  cushion over the Trinidadians after four wins and a draw.
Haiti were beaten 1-0 by Antigua after midfielder Kerry  Skepple scored in the 82nd minute and have won Group F stringing  together five victories, scoring 25 goals and conceding three.
They are five points ahead of Haiti before their final clash  in Port au Prince.

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