Historic World Cup qualification for Panama, as USA crashes out

by October 11th, 2017

Regional giants United States will not be on the big stage of the FIFA World Cup in Russia next year.

This after they crashed out of the Concacaf World Cup qualifiers last night at the Ato Boldon stadium, as they were beaten 2-1 by host Trinidad who themselves were already out of contention.

It was the first time since 1986 that the United States missed out on the world cup finals, after the result left them fifth in the hexagaonal round.

Panama qualified for the World Cup finals for the first time in their history after securing a 2-1 victory over the already qualified Costa Rica at the Rommel Fernandez stadium.

Honduras gave themselves a fighting chance to reach Russia next year after beating Mexico 3-2, thereby setting up a date with Oceania team Australia in November.