Mexico 0-0 United States: Reigning North American champions earn a vital point on the home stretch
The U.S. moves ever closer to qualifying for the World Cup again | Photo: U.S. Soccer

The United States drew goalless against Mexico at the Azteca Stadium in the start of the last triple matchday of the CONCACAF final round, and Canada has to wait until the next matchday on Monday, March 28. The final stretch of the qualifying phase for the Qatar 2022 World Cup is in full swing, with Uruguay and Ecuador joining the select list of 19 teams that have qualified for the 22nd FIFA World Cup.

The United States drew for the fourth time against Mexico at the Azteca Stadium, the reigning North American champions earned a vital point on the road to the Qatar 2022 World Cup. The Stars and Stripes are in second place with 22 points and need a win against Panama to officially qualify. Gregg Berhalter used the usual tactical scheme, 4-3-3, four defenders, three midfielders, two wingers and a striker.

Six players were in the win over Honduras in the bitter cold of Saint Paul, Kellyn Acosta, Ricardo Pepi, Antonee Robinson, Miles Robinson, Tim Weah and Walker Zimmerman. Tyler Adams was the captain. In other notable results of the twelfth matchday: Costa Rica beat Canada 1-0 to reach the intercontinental play-off zone, Panama drew 1-1 with Honduras and became complicated, Jamaica drew 1-1 with El Salvador.

19 teams have qualified for the final 32-team World Cup, including Japan, Saudi Arabia, Ecuador and Uruguay, although that is a separate debate. The United States after being surprisingly absent from the Russia 2018 World Cup, will be looking to settle its outstanding sporting debt. Panama in Orlando on Monday, March 28 and Costa Rica in San Jose on Thursday, March 31 are the hurdles to beat. The reigning North American champions have won three and lost one of their last four official matches in 2022.

 

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