Guatemala advances to semifinal group with US

Guatemala advanced to a semifinal group with the United States

and Jamaica in qualifying for the 2014 World Cup when Grenada

played a 1-1 tie with St. Vincent and the Grenadines on


Guatemala (4-0) is assured of winning Group D in the second

round with two games remaining. The U.S. and Jamaica had byes

through the first two rounds in the North and Central American and

Caribbean region.

The fourth nation in the semifinal group, which starts play in

June, will be Antigua (4-0) or Haiti (3-0-1), which are competing

for the Group F lead. The two nations play Nov. 11 in Antigua and

four days later in Haiti.

Myron Samuel scored in the 62nd minute for St. Vincent, and

Clive Murray tied the score two minutes into injury time for

Grenada. Both countries are 1-2-1.