Only the United States is still alive at the Qatar 2022 World Cup: the worrying balance of the Concacaf teams

Only the United States is still alive at the Qatar 2022 World Cup: the worrying balance of the Concacaf teams

The United States finished the group stage undefeated.

The United States finished the group stage undefeated.

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The first phase of the Qatar 2022 World Cup has already concluded with some surprises like Morocco and Japan among the greats. However, among the surprises no Concacaf team slipped through. Only the United States was able to register their name in their World Cup round of 16. Mexico, Costa Rica and Canada had to be returned to their respective countries.

In the general balance in nine games, only three victories were achieved by the Concacaf teams. Two of them were hit on the last day. But ultimately, It is another edition in which the representations of Central America say goodbye empty-handed.

United States, the only one alive

Gregg Berhalter’s team surpassed group B. The USMNT finished second in the group behind England. With a victory and two drawsthe United States collected five points to move ahead of Iran and Wales. The Americans will meet the Netherlands in the round of 16.

Canada and a harsh disappointment

The group commanded by Alphonso Davis was one of the big disappointments in the World Cup in Qatar 2022. There were many expectations around this selection, pBut he couldn’t win a game. Canada conceded seven goals and only scored a couple. Morocco and Croatia went through in group F.

Mexico took off late

El Tri was another of the teams that could aspire to much more in the Qatar 2022 World Cup. Mexico reached the last game with chances of qualifying after getting a draw and a loss. SOur first two goals just came on the last day. Despite the fact that they beat Saudi Arabia 1-2, this result was not enough to get them through to the round of 16. Argentina and Poland qualified for group C.

Costa Rica centimeters from the epic

The Ticos started the 2022 World Cup in Qatar very badly after losing 7-0 to Spain. However, the Concacaf team managed to recover and beat Japan 1-0. The moment of truth was against Germany. A victory classified them. Although they were very close, the German hierarchy overcame and defeated them 4-2. Costa Rica was at times in the round of 16, but they did not know how to maintain the result and in this way they said goodbye to the tournament as the last of group E.

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