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Mexico beat the United States 1-0 in the men’s Olympic football qualifier

In the 45th minute, after a careless award from Sebastian Soto, Uriel Antuna scored a goal, and on Wednesday night, Mexico beat the USA 1-0 in Guadalajara, winning a ticket to the Men’s Olympic football tournament.

Both teams were already convinced that they would leave Group A for the semi-finals on Sunday. The United States finished Group B in 2nd place with 2 points. It will play Honduras 1-0 if Canada does not beat Catrachos in Thursday’s Group B final.

2012 Olympic champion Mexico won its 14th consecutive Olympic qualifier, which dates back to 2008, և took first place in Group A 3-0.

The winners of the semifinals from the Caribbean regions of North, Central America and the Caribbean will win the last two places of the 16-nation tournament for the Olympic Games, which will be held from July 21 to August 7 in Tokyo, Kashima, Miyagi, Saitama, Sapporo and Yokohama.

Antuna, the 23-year-old Chivas winger, who was loaned out to Manchester City in LA Galaxy in 2019, took a free kick more than 35 minutes after Soto made a mistake after Henry Kessler’s pitch. Antuna made a few touches to keep space away from Kessler Պ Maurico Pineda as he cut the edge of the bow, then kicked goalkeeper David Ochoa with his right foot, scoring his second goal of the tournament.

The US men failed to qualify for the 2012-2016 Olympics, a trend that was followed by the failure of the senior national team to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

Following the postponement of the coronavirus epidemic, FIFA has the right to keep players born on or after January 1, 2007. Each Olympic team can use three wild card players over the age limit.

In the second game in a row, US coach Eason Kreis made six changes to his starting line-up, giving Kessler a central defense and Soto a first start, placing Ochoa at the back of Andres Herrera, midfielders Hasan Dotson and Ord Jihad Mikhailovich starting 1-0. victory over Costa Rica.

Back defender Julian Araujo, Pineda in central defense, midfielders Andres Perea, John Oni Cardoso, Sebastian Sausedo also started 4. 0 victory over the Dominican Republic.

Crazy made a triple substitution in the 61st minute, bringing in acks Exon Yuil, Jon Onathan Lewis, Jesus Ferreira, who were shown a yellow card by the goalkeeper, but were suspended by another. Hassan Dotson (Taylor Tessman came in 76th for Hassan Dotson, who appeared to turn left ankle. Docon scored twice for the Dominicans.

In the 39th minute, Sebastian Jurado replaced Mexican goalkeeper Luis Malagon after a collision kick appeared to injure his wrist.

Clubs do not have to release players for the Olympic qualifiers or the Olympics by rejecting the most famous players from the tournament teams.

In the first two-legged match, Costa Rica eliminated the Dominican Republic 5-0 in a knockout match. Nashville’s Nashville Randall Leal scored twice, while Manfred Ugalde, Bernal Alfarոնn and Aaron Salazar each scored.

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