The American team was defeated in the match with the outsider of the group stage – Trinidad and Tobago
For the first time since 1986, the United States will not participate in the finals of the world Cup due to a humiliating defeat with the score 1:2 in the match against Trinidad and Tobago.
The final of the world championship will be held in Russia next summer.
In the match, which took place in couva, Trinidad, the Americans had enough to play a draw, given that last week the national team of Trinidad and Tobago suffered their sixth consecutive defeat in the qualifying matches.
But the defeat of the American team on the background of the victory of Honduras over Mexico with a score of 3:2 and Panama over Costa Rica with the score 2:1 dropped her from third place to fifth in the final round of group tournament of the countries of North and Central America and the Caribbean, which was attended by six teams.
Mexico and Costa Rica secured their spots in the final of the world Cup before this round.
Panama is now ranked third and will also take part in the final games for the first time in its history.
Team Honduras will meet with the Australian team in November in the playoffs from two matches. The winner will receive one ticket to the championship, which will be attended by 32 teams.
“Today we have summed up the whole country,” said defender Omar Gonzalez, whose own goal in the 17th minute in an attempt to hit the ball marked the beginning of the collapse.
“To say that this disappointment is to say nothing” – echoed the goalkeeper Tim Howard.
The President of the Us soccer Federation Sunil Gulati said that he can’t believe the match result, and the Federation will begin the process of evaluating the game on Wednesday.
“It’s a huge disappointment for everyone: players, staff, coaches, federations, said Gulati. – Obviously, it’s not very good. In a sense, tomorrow we will begin preparations for 2022.”