Gold Cup quarterfinals: Mexico defeats Honduras and advances to the semifinal

The teams of Mexico and Honduras met in the Gold Cup quarterfinals. Tata Martino started with everything he has in his lineup. The triump...

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  • The teams of Mexico and Honduras met in the Gold Cup quarterfinals.
  • Tata Martino started with everything he has in his lineup.
  • The triumph was for the Mexican team who advanced to the semifinal.

The Gold Cup quarterfinals have started and the Mexican team faced its counterpart from Honduras in the stadium of the University of Phoenix, trying to earn a place in the semifinals of this tournament where the Mexicans have dominated since this cup was created in the United States.

With an overwhelming 3 to 0, the Mexican team defeated its counterpart from Honduras in the final duel of the quarterfinals, thus obtaining its pass to the semifinal of this contest. The Mexicans are waiting for their rival who will come out of the match between Canada and Costa Rica who will play on Sunday.

Mexico wins and goes to the semifinal

Gold Cup Mexico Honduras
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The emotions occurred in the first half which was where the 3 goals fell with which the whole of Mexico won their match. The annotations were from Twin Funes Mori, Jonathan Dos Santos and Orbelín Pineda, being in the first 45 minutes.

In the second half, the Aztec team relaxed and only played their game controlling the rival, without handing them the ball. Securing his pass to the next round and he is waiting for his next rival, and from there he will go to the grand final and add another glass to his showcase.

Gold Cup Mexico Honduras: Mexico swept in the first half

Gold Cup Mexico Honduras: Mexico swept in the first half
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In the first half, the Mexicans swept the Hondurans, concluding with 3 goals in favor against none against, despite the fact that a goal to Funes Mori was annulled, the twin tried to get the first goal with a spectacular header. to beat the goalkeeper at minute 26.

The dominance of the box led by Tata Martino dominated the first 45 minutes without giving the ball to the opponents, and it was at minute 31 where Jonathan Dos Santos took advantage of a rebound and volley placed second on the scoreboard. At 38 Corona sends a spectacular center and Orbelín Pineda does not forgive with a header that is impossible to stop.

Gold Cup Mexico Honduras: Lineups of the match

Gold Cup Mexico Honduras: Lineups of the match
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For the quarter-final match, Tata Martino started with the best they have, with Alfredo Talavera in goal, a line of four defenders with Chaka Rodríguez and Gallardo on the wings and Moreno and Araujo in the center, midfield Dos Santos, Álvarez, Herrera and Tecatito Corona were there.

While the naturalized Rogelio Funes Mori and Orbelín Pineda commanded the Mexican attack. For its part, Honduras could not have its best 11, so it started with: López in goal, Leverón, Álvarez, Figueroa, Rodríguez in defense, López, Flores, Acosta, Santos, López in midfield and a solo striker who was Bengston.

Gold Cup Mexico Honduras: Coronavirus Outbreaks

Gold Cup Mexico Honduras: Coronavirus Outbreaks
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Everything seems to indicate that the coronavirus has not stopped, since the Honduran team was affected by this disease, reporting three positive cases in key players before the match. Félix Crisanto, Juan Delgado and Walter Martínez were the footballers who dropped out of this contest, according to ESPN.

But they were not the only ones, since they had previously reported other similar cases of contagion, which caused the Catrácho team to arrive depleted in terms of numbers of players. In total there were 7 cases of the famous virus in this selection.

Gold Cup Mexico Honduras: Injuries also affected Honduras

Gold Cup Mexico Honduras: Injuries also affected Honduras
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Not only did the coronavirus affect the Honduran national team, but the injuries were also present in the players who would play this match against Mexico. Albert Elis, Ever Alvarado and Michael Chirinos were the athletes who could not be due to the injury they had in the group stage.

Also added to the list are Romell Quioto and Maynor Figueroa, who at the last moment presented discomfort and were not taken into account to participate in these quarterfinals of the Gold Cup. It should be remembered that Honduras reached these instances after finishing second place in the group stage with six points.

Gold Cup Mexico Honduras: Mexicans are undefeated

Mexicans are undefeated
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For its part, the team led by the Argentine Gerardo Martino reached this stage undefeated, finishing first in their respective group, achieving two victories (against Guatemala and El Salvador) and a goalless draw against Trinidad and Tobago in their debut of the cup.

It is worth mentioning that Mexico is the team that has won this CONCACAF tournament the most times, followed by the United States, who are the big favorites to face each other in the final. But watch out for the Qatari team that has been the surprise in this tournament.

A great turnout in Arizona

A great turnout in Arizona
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It had previously been confirmed that it would be a full day for the quarterfinals of the Gold Cup in its double day to be played this Saturday, July 24 at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, where Qatar faced El Salvador and Mexico it was against Honduras.

There were more than 65 thousand people who appreciated this attractive meeting in the stadium, the above when the state of Arizona and the United States in general are going through an increase in cases of Covid-19, for example in Arizona there have been more than a thousand cases daily . Filed Under: Mexico Honduras Gold Cup.

Arlington Stadium also awaits at the top

Arlington Stadium also awaits at the top
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On Sunday, July 25, the next stage of the Gold Cup quarterfinals will take place at the Arlington Texas stadium, where Costa Rica will face Canada, while the United States Jamaica will be measured. For a dispute over the great pass to the semifinal.

CONCACAF has reported that there are still tickets available for the Arlington date, although they are selling quickly so those interested in purchasing tickets are urged to search for them on the website: GoldCup.org, for this Sunday. Filed Under: Mexico Honduras Gold Cup.

They ask to avoid crowds in the Stadium

They ask to avoid crowds in the Stadium
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Fans who already had their match tickets were even advised to arrive early to avoid the traffic and enjoy the Fan Zone for a chance to win prizes, enjoy the games, and take photos with the Gold Cup trophy that It is the most desired by teams.

This announcement follows news that several days of the Gold Cup were officially sold out, including the final of the tournament, to be played at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, which was sold out in just 90 minutes. Therefore, a full house is expected for the grand final of the tournament. Filed Under: Mexico Honduras Gold Cup.

Where to watch the Gold Cup quarterfinals

Where to watch the Gold Cup quarterfinals
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The 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup will be widely available through Confederation partners, including Fox Sports (USA-English), Univisión (USA-Spanish), OneSoccer (Canada), Televisa and TV Azteca (Mexico-Spanish). Being available on open television.

In addition to Teletica and Repretel (Costa Rica), Medcom and TVN (Panama), TCS (El Salvador), Televicentro (Honduras), ESPN (Central America), Flow Sports (Caribbean) and other local partners in the Caribbean, Central America and the world. Filed Under: Mexico Honduras Gold Cup.

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