Ecuador, Paraguay, Colombia secure wins
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Three first-half goals helped Ecuador overwhelm Costa Rica 4-0 in Quito on Tuesday.

Christian Suárez opened the scoring in the 20th minute, with Jaime Ayovi doubling the advantage six minutes later.

Segundo Castillo made it 3-0 just after the hour mark and Christian Benitez rounded off the success 12 minutes from time - five minutes after Costa Rica had David Guzman dismissed for deliberate handball.

Oscar Cardoza netted twice in the last four minutes to put the gloss on Paraguay's 3-0 win in Honduras, after Nestor Camacho had opened the scoring in the 31st minute.

Meanwhile, second half goals from Teofilo Gutiérrez and Jackson Martinez gave Colombia a 2-0 win in Jamaica.