MOSCOW -- The head of North American soccer says the region's teams need until 2026 at a home World Cup to reach their full potential.
Mexico's traditional round-of-16 loss this week left the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Football [CONCACAF] without the quarterfinals place it got four years ago from Costa Rica.
"All in all, I think it's par for the course," CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani said Tuesday of the region's performance in Russia.
With just three teams at...
SARANSK, Russia -- Proud Panama coach Hernan Dario Gomez reacted angrily to a suggestion his World Cup debutants were the "worst team" in Russia, insisting the 55th-ranked Central Americans had competed valiantly despite big disadvantages.
Panama fly home licking their wounds as one of only two nations to lose all three games, and also leave as the team with the most goals conceded and joint-fewest scored.
Speaking after his side's 2-1 loss to Tunisia on Thursday, Gomez rebuked a journalist...
SARANSK, Russia -- Neatly-taken second-half goals by Fakhreddine Ben Yousseff and Wahbi Khazri gave Tunisia a 2-1 victory over Panama in their final Group G match in Saransk on Thursday and secured the North Africans their first World Cup finals win in 40 years.
Tunisia, playing fluent and composed football, dominated the match but were trailing 1-0 at halftime after a shot by Panama's Jose Luis Rodriguez took a deflection off Tunisian defender Yassine Meriah in the 33rd minute.
Having failed to...