Same time kick-off for CONCACAF final round matches

MIAMI, CMC- All three matches on the last day of 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying in CONCACAF will kick-off simultaneously, officials announced over the weekend.

The host teams have agreed that the October 15 fixtures will start at 9:00 p.m. ET, since each of the encounters is expected to have bearing on qualification and the final table.

Panama plays United States, Jamaica takes on Honduras and Costa Rica and Mexico do battle in the final round.

The United States (16 points) and Costa Rica (15 points) have already secured two of the automatic berths, while Honduras (11 points) sits alone in third for the last automatic place.

The fourth-placed side will enter into an Intercontinental Playoff against New Zealand.

Panama and Mexico are currently level in that position on eight points, but the Central Americans hold the advantage on the most goals scored tiebreaker.

Last-place Jamaica (4 points) remains in contention thanks to a 1-1 draw against the Costa Ricans on Tuesday.


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