Two more teams will join that pair tonight with the final two quarterfinal matches set - Honduras vs. Panama at 7 p.m. ET and the USA vs. Guatemala at 10 p.m.
The Ticos used two penalty kicks within a three-minute span in the first half to rally from an early 0-1 defecit against Cuba. The reigning champions of the CONCACAF U-20 Championships have advanced to their third-straight World Cup.
Mexico scored three highlight reel-worthy goals en route to a 3-0 win against North American rival Canada. El Tri will return to the FIFA U-20 World Cup after missing out on qualifying for Egypt two years ago. They've now qualified for 12 FIFA tournaments at this age level overall - tied for the CONCACAF record at least until tonight, when the Americans will be vying for their 13th.
Here is the growing list of teams who have qualified for Colombia 2011:
AFC: Australia, Korea DPR, Korea Republic, Saudi Arabia
CAF: Four teams TBD from April 17 – May 2
CONCACAF: Costa Rica, Mexico and two more TBD tonight
CONMEBOL: Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Uruguay
OFC: One team TBD from April 20 – 29
UEFA: Croatia, Austria, England, France, Portugal, Spain