The strongest team North America – team USA â€“ which this summer won the CONCACAF Gold Cup, is not going to the world Cup in Russia.
To qualify for the 2018 world Cup to the Americans in the final round of selection was enough to play a draw with the outsider of the selection of the national team of Trinidad and Tobago, but the U.S. unexpectedly lost 1:2 and finished fifth, not even breaking into the play-offs. Thus, the U.S. team will miss the final tournament of the world championship for the first time since 1986.
But Panama national team for the first time in its history will play in the final tournament of the world championship. In the final round of the qualifying tournament in the CONCACAF zone, Panama defeated Costa Rica (2:1). While the winning goal defender Roman Torres scored in the 88th minute.
In another match zone team Honduras beat Mexico (3:2). Thus, Honduras that competed at the previous two world Championships, finished fourth in the CONCACAF area and made it to the play-offs.
Rival Honduras will be Australia, the sum of the two matches winning Syria. On 6 November, the teams will play in Honduras, November 14 in Sydney.