Wednesday was a fateful day in CONCACAF as Grenada hammered USVI, Belize made a date with Mexico and Barbados squeaked through.
The Aruban motto is 'one happy island,' but there aren't too many smiles in the national team as they edge dangerously close to early elimination.
Wednesday's slate of CONCACAF qualifiers had a little bit of everything - a 12-0 drubbing, a few upsets and a first-ever win on home soil.
With South Africa 2010 way off on the horizon, the underdogs from Central America and the Caribbean are taking their first steps.
The dates and venues for the first round of CONCACAF qualifying were announced today in Zurich, along with several important changes.
Their entire population would not fill Camp Nou, but Antigua and Barbuda are hoping a trio of overseas-based players can help undo Aruba.