RIO DE JANEIRO, March 30 Bahamas overcame
British Virgin Islands on away goals in their World Cup
qualifying tie on Sunday, despite playing both legs at home.
The two-leg first preliminary round tie ended 3-3 on
aggregate after the teams drew Sunday's second leg 2-2 in
However, as British Virgin Islands were technically the
home side, Bahamas qualified on away goals.
Bahamas, who had officially hosted Wednesday's 1-1 draw
also played in Nassau, will face Jamaica in the next stage of
the marathon CONCACAF qualifying tournament in June.
Michael Bethel and Demont Mitchell scored either side of
halftime to put Bahamas in control before Anadale Williams
netted twice in the last 12 minutes, including a 90th-minute
equaliser, for the British Virgin Islands.
British Virgin Islands agreed to play both legs in Nassau
after their own stadium was ruled unsuitable under new FIFA
Bermuda completed the line-up for the second preliminary
round -- when regional big guns such as Mexico and United
States enter the fray -- with a 3-1 win away to Cayman Islands
in George Town.
Bermuda's Devaun Degraff scored twice in eight minutes
before halftime and Kwame Steede added a third in the 52nd
minute. Marshall Forbes pulled one back for Cayman Islands with
Bermuda, who won 4-2 on aggregate, meet Trinidad & Tobago.
(Writing by Brian Homewood; Editing by Ed Osmond)