Mexico City — Andres Guardado and Jesus Corona scored
first-half goals and Mexico beat Canada 2-0 Tuesday night in a World Cup
qualifier to become the first nation to clinch a berth in the six-nation final
round of the North and Central American and Caribbean region.
Guardado scored in the 17th and Corona in the 45th.
Seeking its seventh straight World Cup berth, Mexico (4-0)
leads Group A with 12 points, followed by Canada and Honduras (both 1-2-1) and
El Salvador (0-2-2).
Also read: Nigeria set to join seven other countries qualified for Jordan 2016
Mexico plays at El Salvador on Sept. 2, when Honduras hosts
Canada. The round ends four days later, when Canada is home against El Salvador
and Mexico hosts Honduras.
Canada last played in the World Cup in 1986.For
the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us
on Twitter and like our Facebook page.