Wednesday was a fateful day in CONCACAF as Grenada hammered USVI, Belize made a date with Mexico and Barbados squeaked through.
With most of the squad playing professionally in the Netherlands, the Dutch Antilles are shaping up as surprise packages in South Africa qualifying.
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.
Nicaragua recently took a tour of sunny Brazil to get ready for their series with the Dutch Antilles. FIFA.com takes a look at how they got on.
The dates and venues for the first round of CONCACAF qualifying were announced today in Zurich, along with several important changes.