CHICAGO (AP) – The United States has started turning its attention toward the 2022 World Cup, announcing an exhibition at Portugal on Nov. 14.
The game was finalized Monday, six days after the Americans’ stunning 2-1 loss at Trinidad and Tobago eliminated them from the 2018 World Cup field and ended their streak of appearances at seven.READ MORE: Storms Bring Hail Threat To North Texas Again As Downpours Increase Flood Risk
Coach Bruce Arena quit Friday, and the U.S. Soccer Federation said it will determine an interim replacement “in the coming days.”
A match in Europe a few days earlier in the FIFA fixture window also is possible.READ MORE: Man Gets Naked To Defecate In Woods, Allegedly Chases Hiker Without His Clothes On
The Americans have more than five years to prepare for the World Cup in Qatar. The U.S. is not likely to play a competitive match until the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Portugal and the U.S. tied 2-2 at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Portugal has qualified for next year’s World Cup in Russia.MORE NEWS: Texas Native Nick Jonas Healing 'Cracked Rib' After Bike Accident
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