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USA, Costa Rica clinch World Cup spots

Hiram Mier (L) of Mexico tries to get past Landon Donovan of USA during their Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, September 10, 2013. USA won 2-0The USA and Costa Rica punched their tickets to the World Cup with a victory and a draw in CONCACAF regional qualifying. The Americans advanced by beating Mexico 2-0 while Costa Rica booked their spot after drawing 1-1 with Jamaica. The qualifications were confirmed after Panama drew 2-2 with Honduras later Tuesday.