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Concacaf World Cup Qualifiers: Mexico vs. United States, who will fare better in Qatar 2022?

On Wednesday, Mexico and the United States officially earned their World Cup berths by finishing second and third in CONCACAF qualifying and along with Canada are the three countries that have secured their place in Qatar 2022, Costa Rica could be the fourth if they beat New Zealand in the intercontinental playoff last June.

In the last four matches between Team USA and El Tri, Gregg Berhalter's side has won three and drawn one, however, Gerardo "Tata" Martino's team was three points ahead in the standings and in the last four World Cups they have been superior.

The USMNT's golden generation

For most experts, the USMNT generation of players, led by Chelsea star Christian Pulisic, is the best in the history of soccer in this country, which just 20 years ago reached the quarterfinals of a World Cup by defeating Mexico in the round of 16 at Korea and Japan 2002.

Pulisic and company aspire to make history and surpass the generation led by Landon Donovan.

Mexico and the curse of the fifth game in the World Cup

The case of Mexico is much more constant, they qualified to their eighth consecutive World Cup and are along with Brazil the only two countries that have passed the group round in the past seven World Cups, however, since United States 1994, El Tri has not managed to get past the round of 16, they have always been left disputing the three initial games and an elimination match, always eliminated before the quarterfinals.

The question is up in the air, who will have a better World Cup, Mexico or the United States?

Mexico, United States...and Canada?

This rivalry goes beyond the games between them, but perhaps this time, as happened in Brazil 2014, when Costa Rica was among the best eight, it may be that neither of the two will be the best Concacaf representative, Canada with Alphonso Davies, is a serious candidate to achieve that distinction.

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