Canada have moved up 26 places in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, following an impressive, though fruitless, Gold Cup campaign.
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Canada moved clear in their CONCACAF Gold Cup group with a win over El Salvador while Costa Rica kick-started their campaign by defeating Jamaica.
Canada and El Salvador both ran out winners on opening day of the CONCACAF showpiece event, edging Jamaica and Costa Rica respectively.
Mexico, Jamaica and Honduras are all still alive with a game to go in Group 2, while El Salvador booked their passage and T&T are nearly there.