Mexico, Canada bound for Costa Rica

Mexico and Canada have won their way to the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Costa Rica 2014, with USA suffering a shock elimination.

Mexico edged past over USA with a 4-2 penalty shoot-out win following a 1-1 draw in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Goalkeeper Emily Alvarado saved two American attempts as the Mexicans successfully converted each of their four attempts.

The Mexicans took a 1-0 lead in the fifth minute at Catherine Hall Stadium with Briana Woodall heading home, only for Madison Haley to equalise midway through the first half.

Remarkably 2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup runners-up USA have never lost a game in CONCACAF qualifying but have now only progressed to the world stage twice in four attempts. Canada eliminated the Americans from contention at the same stage in 2010, 5-3 on penalties, after a scoreless stalemate.

Mexico, who will tackle Canada in Sunday’s final, will feature in their third FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup next year in Costa Rica.

Canada were comfortable winners in the second semi-final hitting five unanswered goals past host nation Jamaica.

Marie Metivier, Emily Borgmann (2), Jessie Fleming and Marie Levasseur all netted as Canada maintained their perfect record of reaching all four World Cups since the maiden edition in 2008.