Team USA for the first time since 1986 not qualified for the world Cup


In the area of CONCACAF (Central and North America) completed the fifth and final stage of the world Cup qualifiers-2018.

Team USA in the last round it was enough to not lose to underdogs Trinidad and Tobago, but the team of Bruce Arena had managed to cope with this seemed to be an easy task. After seven consecutive participations at the world Cup, the U.S. team for the first time since 1986, it left behind the final stage of the main tournament forth.

American fiasco took the national team of Panama. A late goal by Roman Torres in the home match with Costa Rica allowed the Panamanians for the first time to get to the world Cup.

Team Honduras showed character in the match against unmotivated Mexicans and have already secured their place in the play-offs against Australia, which took place on the eve of Syria.

The final results of the tournament:

Honduras – Mexico 3:2
Goals: Alice, 34, Ochoa, 54 (goal), Kyoto, 60 — Peralta, 17, Led, 39

Panama – Costa Rica 2:1
Goals: Torres, 53, 88 — Venegas, 36

Trinidad and Tobago – USA 2:1
Goals: Gonzalez, 17 (goal), Jones, a 37 – Politics, 47

Final standings: Mexico – 21, Costa Rica 16, Panama 13, Honduras – 13, US – 12, Trinidad and Tobago – 6.


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