KINGSTON, Jamaica – Mexico got its first victory in CONCACAF's final round of World Cup qualifying Tuesday night, beating Jamaica 1-0 on Aldo de Nigris' goal.
The Mexicans had drawn all three previous games, but the win lifted them atop the six-team group while having played one more game than four other teams, including the United States.
After a sloppy first half in which Mexico threatened a few times, but Jamaica did little offensively, de Nigris connected in the 48th minute. He put in a header off a perfect cross from the left wing by Andres Guardado.
Jamaica slipped to 0-3-1 and is last in qualifying. The top three teams advance to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, while the fourth-place team faces a playoff with New Zealand.