Panama 'ghost goal' helps eliminate United States of America from 2018 Russia World Cup

Panama 'ghost goal' helps eliminate United States of America from 2018 Russia World Cup

The atmosphere at the end of Panama's 2-1 win over Costa Rica in the Estadio Rommel Fernández on Tuesday night epitomises passion within football - as the home nation qualified for their first ever World Cup finals.

Round 4 - Jamaica 0 Panama 2, Panama 1 Costa Rica 2, Haiti 0 Panama 0, Panama 1 Haiti 0, Panama 2 Jamaica 0, Costa Rica 3 Panama 1. "Tomorrow (Thursday) will be a national holiday for public and private sector workers", Varela said on Twitter wedesday. His 88th-minute victor allowed them to perform the most timely leapfrog, jumping from fifth place up to the third and final CONCACAF automatic qualifying spot, behind Mexico and Costa Rica.

Roman Torres went on to score the victor in the 88th minute and send Panama to their first World Cup as a result, while the USMNT finished fifth in the Hexagon and just a single point off the interconfederation play-off. That poor start to the campaign had cost Jurgen Klinsmann his job as national coach and Arena, right, proved unable to make sufficient amends.

And though Torres, the centre-back who plays for Seattle Sounders in the MLS, was the match-winner, the true hero was the substitute, who, when the ball went out of play in the last minute, and Costa Rica were looking to take the throw-in quickly and get the ball back into play, promptly raced up the touchline and punted the ball away.

The equalising goal came into the box from a corner and deflected off of Gabriel Torres' backside before hitting the inside of the far post.

The American media weren't making any excuses, as was shown by former player-turned-pundit, Taylor Twellman, who gave this passionate response to their failure to qualify. It also left United States commentators calling foul and pining for goal-line technology.

Related Articles

  • Cavaliers shut down LeBron James for remainder of preseason

    Cavaliers shut down LeBron James for remainder of preseason

    It's a challenge when you've got a new team and you want to incorporate stuff, but you don't want to go too fast, you don't want to go too slow.
    Previewing health order, Trump vows 'great, great' insurance

    Previewing health order, Trump vows 'great, great' insurance

    Republican Senator Rand Paul advocated for this solution when the discussions for the replacement of the Obamacare was discussed. The association health plans could be sold in a state that doesn't require policies to provide as many benefits as other states.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ:HMNY), HP Inc. (NYSE:HPQ)

    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ:HMNY), HP Inc. (NYSE:HPQ)

    Is TRI Turning Profits into Returns? There can be no complete understanding of moving averages without an understanding of trends. That represents a quarterly year/year change in revenues of -0.39 in sequential terms, the HMNY saw sales decline by -0.16.
  • Jordan Brand ending Carmelo Anthony's signature sneaker line

    Jordan Brand ending Carmelo Anthony's signature sneaker line

    In fact, Melo has been wearing Air Jordans ever since his high school playing days for Jordan Brand-sponsored Oak Hill Academy. "Any decision made will be a collaborative one between Melo and Jordan Brand ".

    Mascoma Wealth Management LLC Has $915000 Holdings in General Electric Company (GE)

    The stock of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) has "Underweight" rating given on Thursday, May 12 by JP Morgan. Kopp Advsrs Ltd Liability Corporation reported 0.21% of its portfolio in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE).
    PM gives a fillip to rural goods

    PM gives a fillip to rural goods

    He did pioneering work towards poverty alleviation, rural health, rural education and took forward the legacy of Pt. His leadership rattled those in power at that time, and during a march in Patna he was even attacked.
  • What Analysts Have to Say About Marinus Pharma CS (MRNS)?

    The stock now shows its YTD ( Year to Date ) performance of 457.43 percent, whereas its Weekly performance stands at -9.63%. The company's quick ratio for most recent quarter is 3.9 along with current ratio for most recent quarter of 3.9.
    Humana Inc. (HUM) Downgraded by ValuEngine

    Humana Inc. (HUM) Downgraded by ValuEngine

    It improved, as 45 investors sold Humana Inc shares while 181 reduced holdings. 16 funds opened positions while 38 raised stakes. The expected HUM's profit could reach $466.78M giving the stock 18.68 P/E in the case that $3.23 earnings per share is reported.
    Patriots vs. Jets: 6 things to know before Sunday's 1st place battle

    Patriots vs. Jets: 6 things to know before Sunday's 1st place battle

    Elijah McGuire might be in store for a big day too against a putrid Patriots run defense and with Bilal Powell battling injury. With all of that being said, the Jets have also maintained a hot streak amidst the negativity surrounding the franchise.
  • Red Hat, Inc. (RHT) Stake Raised by QS Investors LLC

    Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 41,570 shares in the company, valued at $4,084,252.50. Ten equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-four have issued a buy rating to the company.
    United States  shows off bombers again over Korea

    United States shows off bombers again over Korea

    Tensions between North Korea and the United States have risen in recent weeks over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons and missile programs.
    Harvey Weinstein claims: Silence on abuse is not limited to Hollywood

    Harvey Weinstein claims: Silence on abuse is not limited to Hollywood

    In his statement , the filmmaker and comedian made it clear that he was calling out Weinstein. You can hear a room full of reporters laughing.