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CONCACAF WORLD CUP QUALIFYING

Suriname Surprises Guatemala, 1-1

June 13, 2004|From Associated Press

Striker Dennis Purperhart scored in the 16th minute to lead host Suriname to a surprising 1-1 tie against Guatemala in a first-leg CONCACAF World Cup qualifying match Saturday at Paramaribo.

Guatemala, which got a goal in the 35th minute from Dwight Pesarosi, played without injured striker Carlos Ruiz of the Galaxy in a matchup of teams vying for spots from the region covering North and Central America and the Caribbean.

The return leg will be in Guatemala on June 20.

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Cuba 2, Costa Rica 2 -- Lester More twice scored tying goals, including one in the 76th minute, to allow host Cuba to draw Costa Rica in a first-leg match at Havana.

Costa Rica got goals from Douglas Sequeira in the 13th minute and Alvaro Saborio in the 43rd minute.

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Haiti 1, Jamaica 1 -- Jean-Phillipe Peguero's penalty kick four minutes into the second half helped host Haiti salvage a tie against Jamaica in front of 30,000 at the Orange Bowl in Miami. Marlon King scored Jamaica's goal in the 38th minute.

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Honduras 2, Netherlands Antilles 1 -- David Suazo scored two goals in the first 23 minutes to lead visiting Honduras at Willemstad, Curacao. Brutil Hose scored for Netherlands Antilles.

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