“The penalties definitely rewarded the one who should have won the match,” Mexico coach Gerardo Martino said. “I said it would be a final ahead of time, we didn’t expect to face Costa Rica. Costa Rica is an excellent team, but the reality is we should have won the game.”
“Today was a challenge,” Martino added. “First, because we met Costa Rica sooner and because it was the first game where we had to rectify the way we played at the risk of returning to Mexico.”
Haiti overcame a two-goal deficit and beat Canada, 3-2. El Tri faces 101st-ranked Haiti on Tuesday at Glendale, Arizona.
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