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Honduras holds Costa Rica 1-1

Honduras Costa Rica Wcup Soccer

Honduras’ Jorge Claros, right, and Costa Rica’s Bryan Oviedo, fight for the ball during a 2018 World Cup Russia qualifier soccer match at Francisco Morazan stadium in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)


Honduras did the United States a favor by taking a point from visiting Costa Rica in Tuesday’s CONCACAF World Cup qualifier in San Pedro Sula.

Anthony Lozano pushed a 35th minute chance past an indecisive Keylor Navas, as Los Catrachos set the stage for a hopeful three points.

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Vancouver Whitecaps center back Kendall Waston’s haphazard defending helped allow the goal, but he scored off a late Costa Rica corner kick to ensure Costa Rica will finish the international break in second place.

With four points, Honduras moves ahead of Trinidad and Tobago and the United States before both sides play Tuesday.

Costa Rica beat the U.S. 4-0 in 2016, while the Yanks battered Honduras 6-0 on Friday.

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