Suffering to the end, the United States snatched the sole CONCACAF ticket to the Round of 16 in Qatar 2022. In the rest, Costa Rica enjoyed only a mirage of qualifying, Mexico mourned an unprecedented elimination in four decades, and Canada drew a blank. ,
The Football Confederation of North and Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF) closed the group stage with a dismal record of three wins and three draws in 12 games.
Its four representatives scored 9 goals and conceded 22.
Mexico, which has a significant reform process ahead of it, and Canada, which have a great task ahead of them to improve their performance in the World Cup, which they will co-host with the United States in 2026.
USA gains experience.
Qatar—with the second-youngest team in 2022 (surpassed only by Ghana), the United States finished second in Group B and met its minimum goal of qualifying for the Round of 16 until 2026. Submitted filming at the highest level.
The result at least equals Team USA’s result in 2014, and if they beat the Netherlands on Saturday, they will advance to the quarterfinals for the first time since 2002.
Forward Christian Pulisic, who scored in the decisive win against Iran (1-0), captains the most promising generation in American soccer, which also includes youngsters such as Sergio Daest (AC Milan), Weston McKennie (Juventus), Shine Tim are looking. Weah (Lille) or captain Tyler Adams (Leeds United).
Three minutes to Costa Rica.
Costa Rica sent off Qatar 2022 with a 4-2 defeat against Germany on Thursday in what turned out to be a real emotional roller coaster.
Costa Rica’s team bounced back from a 7–0 defeat against Spain in their opening match with an unexpected 1–0 win against Japan, which left them within reach of qualifying.
However, the last hurdle was the mighty and desperate Germany, who, forced to concede and hope for a win for Spain against Japan, went on the offensive against Costa Rica and soon led 1–0.
The Qatari night took a dramatic turn when Japan and Costa Rica held their scores and went 2–1, sending Spain and Germany out of the World Cup.
Costa Rica’s dream of a Brazil-2014-like feat came true when they were able to lead a group that included England, Italy and Uruguay, but they only lasted three minutes.
Young Kai Havertz scored in a 2–2 draw and Germany secured a clear 4–2 win, but not enough, which sent Costa Rica to last place in Group E with 3 points.
With their glory restored, the team led by Colombian Luis Fernando Suarez is already looking towards the 2023 Gold Cup and the next World Cup qualifiers with veteran players not wanting to land, including its star Keylar Navas (Paris Saint- Germain) are included. , ,
After falling in the round of 16 of seven consecutive World Cups, Mexico launched a new offensive at the long-awaited ‘fifth game’ in Qatar.
In the end, there was neither a fifth nor a fourth game as ‘Trai’ bid a bye to the group stage for the first time since 1978.
Mexico drew 0-0 against Poland and lost 2-0 against Messi’s Argentina, stretching their scoring drought since Russia 2018.
They came into the last day against Saudi Arabia with few qualifying options, but everything changed in the second half in another lively turn of events in this unpredictable World Cup.
Argentina helped beat Poland 2–0, and Mexico advanced by the same score.
El Tri fought for 43 minutes to get the third goal that classified them, but the Saudis conceded the first, which left the final score at 2–1.
Mexico finished third in Group C and its coach, Argentina’s Gerardo Martino, confirmed he was leaving office the same night.
The Mexican Football Federation acknowledged the failure and said it would analyze what reforms are needed to recover the competitiveness of its selection.
Canada returned to a World Cup for the first time since 1986, but were unable to repeat the game as they finished as surprise leaders of the CONCACAF qualifiers.
The North American team lost to Belgium (1–0) and lost to Croatia (4–1). They were knocked out in the previous match against Morocco and suffered a 2–1 defeat to finish last in Group F.
The trio of defeats hasn’t stopped their coach, Englishman John Herdman, from being proud of a team led by youngster Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich), who scored Canada’s first goal at the World Cup against Croatia.