World Cup Roundup
The Associated Press
Jul. 01, 1996
Jamaica, Cuba and St. Vincent-Grenadines advanced Sunday to the next round of regional World Cup qualifying.
Jamaica, on goals by Theodore Whitmore and Walter Boyd, beat Barbados 2-0 in a second-leg game to move on to semifinal play in the region representing North and Central American and the Caribbean.
Jamaica, playing at home in Kingston, won the first game 1-0 in Barbados. Jamaica joins Mexico, Honduras and St. Vincent-Grenadines in the Group Three semifinals.
Whitmore opened the scoring in the 23rd minute, lobbing the ball over goalkeeper Horace Stoute. Boyd scored in the 71st minute.
Three teams from CONCACAF will play in the 1998 World Cup in France.
In other games Sunday, Cuba tied Haiti 1-1 and St. Vincent-Grenadines tied St. Kitts-Nevis 0-0.
At Cap-Haitien, Haiti, Cruz Almando scored on a penalty kick in the 35th minute as Cuba easily advanced with a 7-2 two-game edge. Cuba joins Canada, El Salvador and Panama in the Group Two semifinals.
At Kingstown, St. Vincent-Grenadines, the home team advanced on its better road goals total after a 2-2 tie in St. Kitts on June 23.