Jerry Bengtson scored a hat-trick on Tuesday to spark hosts Honduras to a 8-1 win against Canada and into next year's final round of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ qualifying in North and Central America.

Panama also advanced with a 1-1 draw at winless Cuba as the Canadians failed to reach next year's FIFA World Cup qualifying final round in CONCACAF.

Tuesday marked the conclusion of the 12-nation penultimate qualifying round with only unbeaten Mexico assured of moving on when the day began.

Needing a victory to advance from Group C, Honduras struck quickly with Bengtson scoring in the seventh and 16th minutes.

Carlos Costly added the first of his two goals in the 28th minute and Mario Martinez followed in the 32nd as Honduras seized a 4-0 half-time advantage.

Canada's David Edgar netted an own goal in the 48th minute and Martinez netted his second tally in the 62nd to put Honduras ahead 6-0.

Iain Hume answered for Canada in the 76th minute but Bengtson completed his hat-trick in the 82nd minute and Costly finished off the scoring in the 85th to complete the rout.

At Havana, the already-eliminated Cubans netted their only goal in six qualifying matches when Alberto Gomez scored in the 38th minute.

Nelson Barahona equalized for Panama in the 77th to earn a draw. Honduras took the group crown on goal difference thanks to the blowout of Canada.