Mexico will position itself for world cup with win at Panama

Mexico will position itself for world cup with win at Panama

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Mexico has in the night from Friday to Saturday, a spot on the world cup, secured with a victory over Panama: 1-0. Groepsgenoot Costa Rica beat the United States convincingly in New York: 0-2.

In the aztec stadium in Mexico City was the thuisteam the fifth country that places for the world championships in Russia next year. Hirving Lozano made in the 53rd minute with a header the decisive goal after a header by Jesus Corona.

The US now occupies third place, continues to occupy in the qualifying group for North and Central America and the Caribbean, with just eight points from seven matches. The top three of the in total six countries, and places himself directly for the world cup, the number four plays in the play-offs against an Asian country.

Costa Rica occupied with fourteen points to the second place. Mexico leads the group with seventeen points.

USA-Costa Rica

The Costa Ricans were the whole race stronger than the US. A half hour after the beginning of the duel shot striker Marco Ureña the ball past the American goalkeeper Tim Howard after a cross from captain Bryan Ruiz.

In the second half played the U.S. a little better, but was still not a serious threat to Costa Rica. Ten minutes before the final signal made Ureña, who is under contract with the San Jose Earthquakes, his second hit.

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