Despite a very early goal, the United States could win 2–1 against Costa Rica on the sixth day of the final CONCACAF group stage match in World Cup qualification.
“Los Ticos” got off to a dream start in the first minute, when Fuller pushed a cross from Matarita into Manchester City goalkeeper Stephen’s goal. The Central America guests should not be happy for long: Barca kicker Dest equalized in the 25th minute with a beam in the left corner of the cross.
The winning goal for the youngest US team to qualify for the World Cup comes from Moreira (66th) own goal. Salzburg kicker Aronsen was called up from the start by team boss Berhalter and was replaced in the 86th minute.
The United States is rebuilding itself from Monday night’s loss to Panama and remains second on the table, while Costa Rica is already under pressure in fifth place with six points.
— US Soccer MNT (@USMNT) 13 October 2021
Mexico moves on, Canada remains undefeated
The table leader in the CONCACAF region remains the United States’ biggest rival: Mexico. “El Trai” have 14 points after a 2-0 win in El Salvador. Moreno gave Mexico the lead in the 30th minute. In the second half, both teams find themselves vulnerable at once: Jacobo flies with a red on the hosts’ side in the 48th minute, with Araujo looking yellow-red on the Mexican side in the 67th minute. England legend Jimenez scored the final with a penalty (90 + 3).
Apart from Mexico, Canada is also unbeaten. The “Canucks” beat Panama 4-1 in Vancouver. Blackburn gave “Los Canaleros” the lead in the fifth minute, but his own goal from Murillo (28th) ensured the equalization before the break. In the second half, the hosts became the team: Davis (66th), Buchanan (71st) and David (78th) made it all clear with their goals within twelve minutes and ensured Canada reached their first World Cup participation since 1986. is on the best path. Is.
With this win, Canada overtook the defeated Panamanians in the table: Canada is in third place with ten points, while Panama has slipped to fourth place with eight points. The top 3 of the qualifying group go directly to the World Cup in Qatar, with the fourth going to the Intercontinental Playoffs.
In Honduras, Jamaica celebrated their first win with a 2–0 win and gave the hosts a red lantern. Roof (38th) and Fischer (79th) scored with goals to put Jamaica in sixth place.
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