Ghost goal sees United States fail to qualify for World Cup for first time since 1986
The United States failed to qualify for the World Cup last night with a ‘ghost goal’ proving decisive in sealing their fate.
Having qualified for every World Cup since 1990, the United States began the evening in the third qualifying place but ended it fifth.
Most of the blame for their failure to qualify is entirely their own after they lost 2-1 to Trinidad and Tobago in their final qualifier. Just a draw against the team ranked 99th in the world would have been enough for them to book their place in Russia.
But the United States can also point to a controversial goal scored in one of the... read more
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