World Cup qualification compact: Brazil series break in Colombia – Mexico displaces USA from first place

Vinicius (links) patzt mit Brasilien in Kolumbien. Mexikos Francisco Cordova trifft beim 3:0-Sieg gegen Honduras.

Colombia 0-0 Brazil

Brazil did not score full points for the first time, after winning all nine previous qualifying matches for the Football World Cup to be held in Qatar next year. The record world champion drew 0–0 from Colombia. Ajax Amsterdam substitute Antony had the game’s biggest scoring opportunity for Brazil in the Caribbean port city of Barranquilla. He failed from close range against Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina in the 84th minute. He had already blocked Neymar’s shot from the edge of the penalty area in the 5th minute. Selecao remained unbeaten on 28 points from ten matches at the top of the South American World Cup qualifying group.

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Argentina – Uruguay 3: 0 (2: 0)

Six-time world footballer Lionel Messi scored 1-0 in a duel between two-time world champions at the Monumental Stadium in Buenos Aires. In the 38th minute, his pass passed friend and foe in the penalty area and landed in the net. The remaining goals were scored by Rodrigo de Paul (44th) and Lautaro Martínez (62nd). Argentina is second with 22 points.

Panama – USA 1: 0 (0: 0)

Panama defeated USA to qualify for the World Cup for the first time. The selection of the Central American country was won by US striker Gyasi Jardes in the 54th minute with a 1-0 goal. This means that ten-time World Cup participant USA is in second place with eight points from five matches in the CONCACAF qualifying round for next year’s World Cup in Qatar – tied with third-placed Panama. Panama, a country with nearly four million residents, has only qualified for the World Cup final – the last final in Russia so far in 2018. The team was eliminated after three losses in three matches in the group stage. Former Denmark Bundesliga player Thomas Christiansen has been the coach of Panama since last year.

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Mexico – Honduras 3:0 (1:0)

Mexico is leading with eleven points after five out of 14 game days. The first three teams qualify directly. In the home game against Honduras, Gerardo Martino’s team took a 1–0 lead at the break thanks to a goal from Francisco Cordova (18th). The guests weakened themselves with a red card against Mayor Figueroa immediately after the break (50th). In the closing stages, Rogelio Funes Mori (76th) and Hirving Lozano (86th) added hits to make it 3–0.

from other results Concacaf-Qualirunde

Costa Rica – El Salvador 2:1 (0:1)

Jamaica – Canada 0:0

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