PSV’Lozano is the headline in Mexico is the fifth country to world cup, Costa Rica surprised US
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 Jersey: 0-2.
In the aztec stadium in Mexico City was the thuisteam the fifth country that qualified for the world championships next year in Russia.
PSV-attacker Hirving Lozano made in the 53rd minute with a header the decisive goal after a header by Jesus Corona (ex-FC Twente).
By the narrow victory leads Mexico are already sure of a place in the top three in the group, and therefore a world cup ticket. For ‘El Tricolor’ is the sixteenth participation in a global title. The last time that the semi-finalist of the last Confederations Cup was missing was in 1990 in Italy.
Substitute player Lozano made only two minutes after he is inside the lines came the decisive goal. “I had the chance to score and now we go to the world cup. I feel great, because that was our goal”, wonder the 22-year-old PSV there.
Mexico, with seventeen points from seven matches, three points ahead of number two Costa Rica, with 0-2 of the United States won in the Red Bull Arena of New Jersey. ‘Team USA’ is now third with eight points, the same as Honduras.
The top three of the kwalificatiereeks of North and Central America and the Caribbean of the place directly for the world cup. For the number four, wait for a play-off against an Asian country.
The Costa Ricans were the whole race stronger than the US. Half an hour after the start of the match through striker Marco Ureña, the American goalkeeper Tim Howard after a cross from captain Bryan Ruiz (ex-PSV and FC Twente).
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 American San Jose Earthquakes, his second hit.