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United States secures 2022 World Cup qualification despite 2-0 loss to Costa Rica

United States secures 2022 World Cup qualification despite 2-0 loss to Costa Rica

Mar 31
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The United States men’s national has qualified for the 2022 World Cup, as they clinched a spot to Qatar despite a 2-0 defeat to Costa Rica on Wednesday.

It’s the first time the team has qualified for the event since 2014.

USMNT’s qualification was welcomed warmly on social media, with many praising the effort of head coach Gregg Berhalter and his men.

To qualify, the USMNT only had to avoid a loss to Costa Rica by six or more goals to secure a flight to Qatar.

Heading into the game on Wednesday, the U.S. previously had a dominating victory against Panama 5-1 on Sunday, a draw against Mexico on Thursday, and had beat Honduras 3-0 in February.

In Wednesday’s game, Costa Rica scored their two goals in the second half because the U.S. was in full control of their defense for the first 45 minutes.

But in the second half, Costa Rica scored when Juan Pablo Vargas put the ball in the net in the 51st minute, followed by Anthony Contreras scoring in the 59th minute.

Costa Rico’s 35-year old goalkeeper Keylor Navas took care of the team’s defense.

Heading to Qatar, the U.S. is in Pool 2, alongside countries ranked in positions 8-15, such as Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, Mexico, Switzerland, Croatia, and Uruguay.

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