USA and Mexico secure the World Cup and Costa Rica goes to the playoffs

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even after winning at home 2 to 0 Against the United States, in San Jose, Costa Rica was unable to qualify directly in the CONCACAF Qualifier for the 2022 Qatar World Cup. Oceania also this Wednesday. Canada, Mexico And we Guaranteed a straight place in the World Cup.

Costa Rica entered the fray against the United States, only being able to qualify in the tiebreaker criteria, but would have to rely on a defeat by Mexico against El Salvador, which did not happen.

The home team defeated the Americans 2-0 with a good performance from goalkeeper Keeler Navas, the main name of the Costa Rican team. Juan Pablo Vargas scored in the sixth minute of the second half and Anthony Contreras extended an eight-minute break. more afternoon.

Mexico, on the other hand, received an already ineligible selection from El Salvador and directed a win in the first half. Uriel Antuna scored in the 17th minute and Raul Jimenez extended it to the 43rd minute with a penalty kick.

Canada, which had already been classified, ends up ahead of the qualifiers with 28 points, tied with second-place Mexico. In third place is the United States, with 25 points, a score similar to that of Costa Rica in fourth. Panama, Jamaica, El Salvador and Honduras are close in ranking in this order.

Also this Wednesday, Panama beat Canada 1-0, thanks to a goal scored by Gabriel Torres. Having already been eliminated, Jamaica and Honduras faced each other and the game ended with a 2–1 victory over Jamaica. Tejeda opened the scoring and Leon Bailey and Ravel Morrison turned the game around for Jamaica.

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