Andy Furtado scored twice in the space of 11 minutes to lift Costa Rica to a 2-0 victory over Honduras as the final phase of 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ qualifying began in North, Central America and the Caribbean.

Furtado scored in the 48th and 59th minutes to give Costa Rica a share of the lead in the six-nation competition, alongside USA, who downed Mexico 2-0.

After a scoreless first half, Furtado opened the scoring by heading a free-kick from the right by Celso Borges past goalkeeper Noel Valladares. Furtado struck again 11 minutes later, receiving another ball from the right and unleashing a blistering shot.