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FOOTBALL: T&T lose out on automatic Women's World Cup spot

Published:Monday | October 27, 2014 | 1:52 PM

Veronica Charlyn Corral scored twice to lift Mexico to a 4-2 victory over Trinidad & Tobago after extra time in the third-place match of the 2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship.

As a result of the victory Mexico booked their spot in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada.

Both of the 23-year-old goals came after the initial 90 minutes of play at PPL Park.

Mexico, which qualified for their third World Cup, joined the USA, Costa Rica and host Canada as CONCACAF representatives.

Trinidad & Tobago will get a third opportunity to clinch their first Women’s World Cup berth in a home-and-home series with Ecuador starting in November.

The USA won the final of the competition by hammering Costa Rica 6-0.

Two CONCACAF Women’s Championship final marks were broken in the process.

Abby Wambach set a new record for most goals scored in a final with four, while the Americans also established a new mark for most goals scored by a single team.

Both teams had previously secured tickets to the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.


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