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CONCACAF’s Confederations Cup berth decider between USMNT and Mexico moved

Carlos Esquivel, Juan Agudelo

Juan Agudelo, USMNT


CONCACAF’s 2017 Confederations Cup will be decided 24 hours later than originally planned.

The United States and Mexico saw their Rose Bowl playoff match moved back to Oct. 10 at 9:30 p.m. ET.

Because the Yanks bowed out in the Gold Cup semifinals and Mexico won the tournament, the two sides will play the match to decide who goes to Russia in 2017.

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The States earned their berth by winning the 2013 Gold Cup.

Russia, Germany, Australia and Chile have already clinched berths in the 2017 tournament.

CONCACAF results have been mixed in recent Confederations Cup. Of course, the U.S. had a historic run in 2009 that snapped Spain’s unbeaten run, but the team lost its first two games before getting through to the knockout rounds on a borderline miracle.

Mexico didn’t get out of the group stage in 2013, but went to the semifinals in 2005 where they lost on penalties to Argentina after winning Group B. The States finished in Group B’s basement back in 2001, while El Tri won the 1999 tourney at home (with the U.S. finishing third).

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