October 25, 2014 / 3:38 AM / in 3 years

U.S., Costa Rica qualify for Women's World Cup

(Reuters) - The United States and Costa Rica have qualified for next year's FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada after advancing to the CONCACAF Women's final on Friday.

The U.S. earned a seventh successive trip to the World Cup with a 3-0 victory over Mexico in their semi-final in Chester, Pennsylvania.

Costa Rica will play in their first World Cup after beating Trinidad and Tobago on penalties in the other semi-final after the match finished 1-1.

Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina; Editing by Greg Stutchbury

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