Panama beat Honduras to take a surprise lead at the top of the CONCACAF Hexagonal, while USA picked up a historic point against ailing arch-rivals Mexico at the Azteca and Costa Rica found their form at home.
Costa Rica are preparing to take on Panama next Wednesday in a crunch Brazil 2014 qualifier, with goalkeeper Keylor Navas in confident mood that Los Ticos are hitting form at just the right time.
Goalkeeper Keylor Navas talks to FIFA.com about receiving praise from Iker Casillas after helping Costa Rica draw with Spain, Los Ticos’ quest to reach Brazil 2014 and his own mission to break into the Levante first team.
Sadness and resignation: just two of the emotions discussed in the Costa Rican media after the national team's play-off defeat against Uruguay.
After narrowly missing out on automatic berths at South Africa 2010, Costa Rica and Uruguay are aiming to respond by triumphing in their play-off.
Struggling Costa Rica have turned to veteran Brazilian boss Rene Simoes as they aim to end a poor stretch and book a place at South Africa.