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Costa Rica tops Martinique 6-1 in World Cup qualifying, moves on to semifinals

  • Costa Rica's Wendy Acosta (20) celebrates her goal with Carolina Venegas (9) during the first half of a CONCACAF soccer match against the Martinique, at RFK Stadium, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Costa Rica's Wendy Acosta (20) celebrates her goal with Carolina Venegas (9) during the first half of a CONCACAF soccer match against the Martinique, at RFK Stadium, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)  (The Associated Press)

  • Martinique's Benedicte Hubbel (1) and Costa Rica's Cristin Granados (15) battle for the ball during the first half of a CONCACAF soccer match, at RFK Stadium, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Martinique's Benedicte Hubbel (1) and Costa Rica's Cristin Granados (15) battle for the ball during the first half of a CONCACAF soccer match, at RFK Stadium, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)  (The Associated Press)

  • Costa Rica's Carolina Venegas (9) goes for the ball against Martinique's Nathalie Rangoly (17) during the first half of a CONCACAF soccer match, at RFK Stadium, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Costa Rica's Carolina Venegas (9) goes for the ball against Martinique's Nathalie Rangoly (17) during the first half of a CONCACAF soccer match, at RFK Stadium, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)  (The Associated Press)

Costa Rica, on track to qualify for the Women's World Cup for the first time, wrapped up group play Tuesday with a 6-1 win over Martinique in the CONCACAF championship.

Fabiola Sanchez, Carolina Venegas and Wendy Acosta scored in the first half, and Raquel Rodriguez Cedeno tallied twice in the second half. Venegas capped the Costa Rica scoring with a spectacular 90th-minute bicycle kick on a rainy evening at RFK Stadium.

Costa Rica had already clinched first place in Group B with wins over Mexico and Jamaica. Las Ticas will face Group A runner-up Trinidad and Tobago on Friday in the semifinals at the Philadelphia Union's stadium in Chester, Pennsylvania.