Two soccer players had to be substituted in the World Cup qualifiers because they were threatened with a cold

Two soccer players had to be substituted in the World Cup qualifiers because they were threatened with a cold

The US national team validated the paper model and beat Honduras 3-0 in the World Cup qualifiers.

In the match, the United States were already 2-0 up in the first half, and the Honduran captain made three substitutions during the break, but was then betrayed, also having to drop two of his players due to the bitter cold.

The meeting took place at the Minnesota state headquarters in St. Paul, where the departure temperature was minus 17 degrees, but the sensation of the heat was less than 25 degrees. Because of the cold, the US Weather Service has issued a warning in the area stating that frostbite can occur less than 10 minutes later.

“I will not analyze the performance of my team, the players or the match itself. I am simply unable to do so in such circumstances. In the locker room, the players developed cold symptoms and many of them were in excruciating pain.” Hernan Dario Gomez, Federal Captain of Honduras.

One of the players substituted in the first half is the goalkeeper Luis Lopez He was also unable to continue playing due to symptoms of hypothermia.

It was the US national team’s coldest match, and certainly from Honduras’s point of view, the previous US record was less than two degrees away. american captain, Greg Berhalter He said they tried to provide the Hondurans and the referees with clothing that would allow the match to be played safely despite the freezing cold.

It also happens that we are entering the stadium in a country of 30 degrees heat and unbearable humidity, and the players suffer from dehydration and muscle cramps. This is the nature of the World Cup qualifiers

Berhalter explained.

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With the current victory, the United States takes second place after Canada, which this time managed to beat Salvador. Mexico is also in third place, which is also an automatic advance, with a 1-0 victory over Panama, which could be the qualifier for fourth place in the current standings.

World Cup Qualifiers, CONCACAF Zone, Results, Round 11:

USA – Honduras 3-0 (2-0)
Mexico – Panama 1-0 (0-0)
Jamaica – Costa Rica 0-1 (0-0)
Salvador – Canada 0-2 (0-0)

the work1. Canada 25 points 2. United States 21 (16-7), 3. Mexico 21 (14-8), 4. Panama 17, 5. Costa Rica 16, 6. Salvador 9, 7. Jamaica 7, Honduras 8 3

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