The United States reached the Gold Cup final. In Austin, in the US state of Texas, Qatar was defeated 1-0 in the semi-finals. In the final, the United States will face Mexico, who defeated Canada 2-1.
Gyasi Zardes scored the only goal for the United States in the 86th minute. He clicked in a cross from Nicholas Giuchini. Qatar had an excellent opportunity to go ahead in the 60th minute when they were awarded a penalty. But Hassan Al-Haydos saw that his effort exceeded goalkeeper Matt Turner’s goal.
Qatar participated in the Gold Cup, the championship of teams from North America, Central America and the Caribbean, in preparation for the World Championship next year. The World Cup will be held in Qatar.
For Mexico, Hector Herrera scored the winning goal in injury time. Orbelin Pineda put the Mexicans ahead with a penalty kick, and Tajon Buchanan beat the score 1-1.
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