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Panama vs USA, Costa Rica vs Mexico, Jamaica vs Honduras, Chile vs Ecuador & More: Open Thread

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As a soccer viewer, the hardest part about World Cup qualifiers is trying to watch more than one match at once, such is the sheer amount of matches that are available to watch at any given time.

Tonight is no exception as there are seven matches on deck in the CONCACAF and CONMEBOL qualifying rounds for the FIFA World Cup.

As the headline on a newspaper in Mexico reported this morning, “Stop the suffering!” At least, that’s what the people in Mexico are hoping for with a win and some crossed fingers to hope that Mexico qualifies for the World Cup either, ideally, automatically from the CONCACAF group or, next best, via the playoff against New Zealand.

The matches on television and the Internet tonight are:

Uruguay vs Argentina, 7:20pm, beIN SPORT and DishWorld
Chile vs Ecuador, 7:20pm, beIN SPORT Espanol and DishWorld
Paraguay vs Colombia, 7:20pm, beIN SPORT Play
Panama vs USA, 9:30pm, beIN SPORT and DishWorld
Jamaica vs Honduras, 9:30pm, beIN SPORT Espanol and DishWorld
Costa Rica vs Mexico, 9:30pm, Telemundo
Peru vs Bolivia, 10:15pm, beIN SPORT Play

Even if you’re not a subscriber to beIN SPORT, watch any of the above matches including Panama vs USA (except Peru-Bolivia and Paraguay vs Colombia) live on DishWorld. It’s just $10/month with no contract or commitment. Read our review of DishWorld to find out how it works.

World Cup permutations:


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Argentina and Colombia have already qualified, while Chile and Ecuador can qualify if they both tie each other in their match tonight, which would send Uruguay into a playoff against Jordan next month. If Uruguay beats Argentina tonight, and Ecuador defeats Chile or Chile defeats Ecuador, it’ll come down to goal difference whether or not Uruguay will automatically qualify or not. Expect a draw between Chile and Ecuador, which means that no matter what Uruguay does, they’ll be in a playoff match.


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The United States and Costa Rica have already qualified, but the race for third place is between Honduras and Mexico for the automatic qualification spot. Whichever team comes in fourth place will go to a playoff match against New Zealand. All Honduras needs is a point to guarantee automatic qualification. If Jamaica beats Honduras, then Mexico can automatically qualify for the 2014 World Cup with a win and a clear two goals or more, to go through on goal difference. A draw for Mexico will guarantee a playoff spot. Panama, meanwhile, could qualify for a playoff spot with a win against the United States, and if Mexico lose to Costa Rica.

And before, during or after tonight’s matches, join the open thread in the comments section below with fellow soccer fans who are watching the above matches.

About Christopher Harris

Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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18 Responses to Panama vs USA, Costa Rica vs Mexico, Jamaica vs Honduras, Chile vs Ecuador & More: Open Thread

  1. Ivan says:

    Suarez with another shocking dive for a horrendous penalty call for Uruguay. 2:1, 36 minutes in. It’s so difficult to like this guy, even if you want to…

  2. Peter Quinn says:

    If you’re just tuning into Jamaica-Honduras, you missed some action…its 1-1 less than 5 mins in.

  3. Brn442 says:

    Did Panama score?

    • Christopher Harris says:

      Yep, they’re leading 1-0. What a frenetic night this is going to be. Meanwhile, Costa Rica vs Mexico is end-to-end action.

      • Christopher Harris says:

        And just as I wrote that, Bryan Ruiz scored an incredible goal for Costa Rica to go 1-0 up against Mexico.

        If the scores stay the way they are now, Mexico will be tied with Panama on points and the same -2 goal difference.

  4. Brn442 says:

    Jesus Christ
    , what a goal by Costa Rica

  5. Jason says:

    Bryan Ruiz scores for Costa Rica and they lead Mexico while Panama are 1-0 ahead against the USA.

  6. Jason says:

    Mexico equalize. What a game.

  7. Christopher Harris says:

    It’s incredible that Costa Rica are so determined to win this game. They have nothing to play for other than pride (and to prevent Mexico from qualifying from World Cup 2014). They’re playing like it’s the game of their lives.

  8. Brn442 says:

    I’m not surprised. Costa Rica would love to knock Mexico off its Concacaf perch.

  9. jtm371 says:

    send el tri home please go CR.Panama ahead 2/1.

  10. Pakapala says:

    Exciting last 5 minutes remaining. As of now Mexico would be out

  11. jtm371 says:

    so did the US bail out el have to be kidding me.UNBELIEVABLE!

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