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The final match between the United States and Mexico was stopped

The final match between the United States and Mexico was stopped

DrThe CONCACAF Nations League final between the USA and Mexico national soccer teams was stopped several times due to homophobic chants from fans. During the United States' victory on Sunday (local time) in Arlington, Texas, the referee stopped the match several times in the final stage after the Mexican fans began cheering.

The Continental Association of North and Central America and the Caribbean said it condemned the discriminatory chants. Stadium security personnel identified a large number of participating fans and removed them from the stadium.

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From a sporting standpoint, the match was decided by two former Bundesliga professionals. The host team's goals were scored by former Leipzig player Tyler Adams (45th minute) and Dortmund player Giovanni Reyna (63rd minute), who is currently on loan to Nottingham Forest.

After Reina's goal, the celebrating US team was hit by objects thrown onto the field by fans. “We want a great atmosphere but not to get hit by things. It's dangerous, someone could get hurt,” said national team coach Gregg Berhalter.

CONCACAF did not initially announce any disciplinary measures after the match was stopped. The federation said: “It is very disappointing that this issue remains a problem in some games, especially given that in two years there will be a tremendous opportunity to further develop the sport in our region.” The United States, Mexico and Canada will host the 2026 World Cup, which will open at the Estadio Aztecs in Mexico City.

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