Honduras clinches World Cup ticket with draw against Jamaica

Though it was an afterthought on a wild night in CONCACAF, Honduras' draw clinched the team a spot in Brazil next summer.
Honduras has clinched an automatic berth in next summer's World Cup, thanks to a 2-2 draw with Jamaica on Tuesday night.

The result saw Los Catrachos finish the night with 15 points from 10 matches in the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, good enough for third in the Hexagonal and an automatic place in Brazil next summer.

Goals from Maynor Figueroa and Carlo Costly had the Hondurans up a goal at the break, but a penalty from Rodolph Austin in the second half saw the match finish level.

The single point would have been enough to put Honduras out of reach for the third spot in the group even had Mexico managed to win its match against Costa Rica, but El Tri's loss left the Hondurans comfortably four points clear of fourth place and a playoff with New Zealand for a spot in Brazil.