Mexico and USA seal Canada 2014 places

Mexico and USA have qualified for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014 after 3-1 and 6-0 wins over Costa Rica and Trinidad and Tobago respectively in the semi-finals of the CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship.

These old rivals will now meet to decide the regional title in Sunday's final, with another spot at Canada 2014 up for grabs to whoever wins the third-place play-off the same day.

Both teams had impressed during the group phase, topping their sections with 19 goals apiece and just one conceded between them. That form continued in the last four, though Mexico had to come from behind to see off a stubborn Costa Rica side with goals from Paloma Zermeno, Fabiola Ibarra and Jessica Valadez.

There were no such scares for a dominant USA, the most successful team in U-20 Women's World Cup history and a side sure to be among the favourites in Canada later this year. They made light work of Trinidad and Tobago, with Lindsay Horan scoring four times in a 6-0 triumph in which Summer Green and Savannah Jordan also found the net. Michelle French's side have now scored 25 goals without reply at the CONCACAF finals.

In qualifying successfully, Mexico and USA become the ninth and tenth teams to take their place at Canada 2014, which will be played out between 5 and 24 August, joining China PR, Korea DPR, Korea Republic, England, Finland, France, Germany and the hosts.