USA, Mexico Eye Tokyo Olympic Berths In CONCACAF Semi-finals
Muhammad Rameez 15 days ago Sat 27th March 2021 | 09:00 AM
Guadalajara, Mexico, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 27th Mar, 2021 ) :The United States and Mexico will look to seal Olympic berths Sunday when they headline the semi-finals of the qualifying tournament for North and Central America and the Caribbean.
Mexico emerged as winners of Group A with a 1-0 victory over the USA on Wednesday.
But it was a sobering moment for a US squad trying to get the country back into the Olympics for the first time since 2008.
"The next game is the one we have to win," US manager Jason Kreis said after the Mexico defeat. "It's all still there for us. Nothing has changed." The US-Honduras contest is a rematch of the October 2015 qualification game won by Honduras 2-0.
"Nobody wants to miss these big events like the Olympic Games," Rodriguez said. "We have what it takes." Canada and Honduras played to a 1-1 draw on Thursday to finalize the semi-final lineups as Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador and Haiti were eliminated.
The Canadian under-23 side is hoping to make the Olympics for the first time. Their senior team reached the 1984 Games, but since age restrictions were put in place in 1992 they have failed to qualify.