USA to host Mexico for Confederations Cup berth

Newly crowned CONCACAF Gold Cup champions Mexico will battle USA in Pasadena, California on 9 October for a place in the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017.
CONCACAF, football’s governing body for North and Central America and the Caribbean, confirmed the fixture shortly after Mexico captured their seventh Gold Cup regional title with a 3-1 victory over Jamaica in Sunday’s final.
The United States could have secured direct entry to the Confederations Cup – a key precursor to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia™ – by retaining their Gold Cup crown. But they were stunned in the semi-finals by Jamaica before falling to Panama in the third-place match.
USA will play friendlies in September against Brazil and Peru before taking on Mexico at the Rose Bowl in October.
“We look toward September to build things in order to be prepared for the playoff in October,” USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann said. “The goal is always to go further in the next World Cup than we did in Brazil.”

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