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Mexico and Honduras bound for London
by Paul Kennedy, April 1st, 2012 8:01PM

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[OLYMPIC QUALIFYING] Mexico got goals from Marco Fabian, Alan Pulido and American-born midfielder Miguel Angel Ponce to defeat Canada, 3-1, and return to the Olympic men's tournament it missed out on four years ago. In the semifinal match at the Olympic qualifying tournament, Honduras beat El Salvador, 3-2, in overtime. The hero for the Catrachos was Gerson Rodas with two overtime goals, the second set up by D.C. United's Andy Najar.

Canada came back from a goal down to tie the score on Marcus Haber's header in the 32nd minute, but a minute later Pulido put Mexico ahead for good.

Canada, which had finished second in Group A after beating the USA 2-0, finished with 10 men after defender Doneil Henry was sent off for his second yellow card in the 77th minute.

Four years ago, the USA and Honduras qualified for the men's soccer tournament at at the Beijing Olympics.

Rodas scored in the 101st and 115th minutes for Honduras; Edwin Sanchez had equalized for El Salvador in the 106th.

Star Antony Lozano gave Honduras the lead in the first minute, but Milton Molina tied the score for La Selecta in the 77th.

El Salvador was playing without Alexander Larin, whom the FIFA Disciplinary Committee suspended for three games following its 3-3 tie with the United States. Cameras caught Larin punching Terrence Boyd and bloodying his face in the second half off the game away from the view of the match officials.

Concacaf's announcement of the suspension did not refer to what he had done.

Oman won a three-team playoff in Vietnam and will meet Senegal April 23 in Coventry for the final berth in the 16-team men's field.

HOST
Britain
AFRICA
Gabon, Morocco, Egypt
ASIA
South Korea, Japan, UAE
EUROPE
Spain, Switzerland, Belarus
SOUTH AMERICA
Brazil, Uruguay
CONCACAF
Mexico, Honduras
OCEANIA
New Zealand
PLAYOFF
Oman or Senegal



1 comment
  1. Luis Arreola
    commented on: April 2, 2012 at 12:01 a.m.
    Ponce , another Usa born player gone ?? How many are we going to lose to these other countrys? Najar is another. Paul Kenedy, can we get an exact count on how many Hispanics Americans we have let slip to otger countries national teasm? Something tells me itx too


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