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Honduras pulled off a stunner Tuesday night in CONCACAF Qualifying and scored a 3-2 win over Mexico at Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano in San Pedro Sula to clinch the No. 4 spot in the Hexagonal table and book a spot in November’s intercontinental playoff against Australia.
Romell Quioto bagged the game-winner for Honduras in the 60th minute and ensured Los Catrachos would finish with 13 points. That proved to be enough, as the United States fell to Trinidad and Tobago 2-1 and slid all the way back into the No. 5 spot with 12 points.
Panama, which entered the night touting 10 points, appeared destined for a 1-1 tie with Costa Rica as time was winding down, but an 88th-minute desperation tally from Roman Torres throttled Los Canaleros one point clear of the United States and into third place by virtue of its superior goal differential over Honduras.
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