beat Cameroon, 2-1, to advance for the first time to the Women's World Cup, where it will play in the USA's group along with the Netherlands and Vietnam. Carole Costa's penalty kick in the fourth minute of stoppage time was the difference. The goal followed a handball call on North Carolina Courage defender Estelle Johnson on Video Review. Cameroon, which reached the knockout round of the last two Women's World Cup, had equalized on a goal by Ajara Nchout Njoya in the 89th minute. Panama
(1-0 over Paraguay) and Haiti
(2-1 over Chile) also won their playoff groups to qualify for the World Cup for the first time and give Concacaf six teams in the final.