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.
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.
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.