Canada’s Return to World Cup After 36 Years of Absence and the elimination of Panama on Sunday marked the thirteenth and penultimate day of the octagonal Concacaf qualifier for Qatar-2022.
At BMO Field in Toronto, Canada earned the first ticket to the octagonal game with its 4-0 victory over Jamaica, with goals from Cyle Larin, at minute 13, Tajon Buchanan, at 44, Junior Hoilett, at 82, and Adrian Mariappa, at 88 with his own goal.
Jamaica suffered its seventh defeat and remained eight points in seventh place on the standings.
With its eighth victory in the octagon, Canada established itself with 28 points as a leader and, under the command of English technical director John Herdman, completed his return to the World Cup after his only participation in the already distant Mexico 1986.
“I still can not believe it, I asked everyone to believe it, and now that it has finally happened, I am speechless,” Herdman said. “We wanted people to believe that we are a football country, and we showed that,” completed the coach who took over the Canadian command at the beginning of 2018.
Costa Rica wins in El Salvador and continues in the race –
At the Cuscatlán Stadium in San Salvador, Costa Rica has achieved its fifth victory – plus a draw – in the last six games by beating El Salvador 2-1 and has stood firm in the battle to qualify directly for Qatar-2022.
The ‘Sele’ took a 1-0 lead in the 30th minute with a goal from Anthony Contreras. The local game played 1-1 at 31 with scoring by Cristian Gil. The 2-1 for the Ticos was the work of Joel Campbell, at 45 + 1.
With this result, El Salvador was left with 10 points in sixth place; Costa Rica is still fourth with 22 points already out of Panama’s reach and still with a chance to overtake Mexico.
“Everything was done in a very correct way in this second round, it seems to me that a good job was done”, said Colombian Costa Rica coach Luis Fernando Suárez. “Everything was very stressful, but it makes us bigger.”
– United States crushes and eliminates Panama –
On your side, The United States gave a blow of authority at Explora Stadium in Orlando where they defeated Panama 5-1 and deleted it.
The North American team solved the match with three goals from Christian Pulisic on minutes 17, 45 and 65, the first two penalties, one by Paul Arriola, on 23, and another by Jesús Ferreira, on 27. The canalero team was discounted with annotation by Aníbal Godoy, on 86.
A) Yes, Panama stagnated in fifth place with 18 units and without any possibility of reaching Qatar-2022 nor by way of retaliation.
“We are all disappointed“admits the Dane Thomas Christiansen, Panama’s technical director.” We stayed at the gates, but there are many positive things. This disappointment will do a lot of damage, it will be difficult to recover, but fortunately we have a match in front of our fans, we want to show our faces ”.
The United States remained in second place: with 25 points and a goal difference of +13, they were virtually classified, in the absence of play on Wednesday against Costa Rica.
The date ended in Stadium OMetropolitan Olympics of San Pedro Sula, where Mexico beat Honduras 1-0 with the minimum with a goal by Edson Álvarez at minute 70.
El Tri reached 25 points which kept him in third place and the ‘H’ he stayed in the basement of the classification with 4 units.
“We had control over the game, but we had to go deeper. Mexico was a fair winner. “Now you have to draw or win to qualify for the World Cup,” said Jorge Theiler, technical assistant to Gerardo Martino, El Tri’s coach, who did not travel to Honduras due to a health problem.
-Results of the thirteenth day of the octagon:
El Salvador-Costa Rica 1-2
United States Panama 5-1
– Matches of the fourteenth date, on Wednesday:
Costa Rica-USA, in San José
Mexico-El Salvador, in Mexico City
Jamaica-Honduras, in Kingston
Panama-Canada, in Panama City