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Two Honduras players substituted over cold weather: team

Saint Paul (AFP) – Two members of the Honduras team beaten 3-0 by the United States on Wednesday were substituted due to the bone-chilling temperatures during the World Cup clash in St Paul, the team said.

A Twitter post from the Honduras national team said two players were substituted at half-time “due to the extreme weather conditions prevailing in the stadium.”

Wednesday’s CONCACAF qualifier in Minnesota kicked off with the temperature at around 3 degrees Fahrenheit (-16 Celsius).

Players from both teams took to the field with multiple layers of clothing, with some opting for balaclavas in addition to gloves and thermal jerseys.

Jamaican referee Oshane Nation also wore a balaclava and gloves throughout.

The Honduras team post on Twitter did not identify the players affected by the weather.

Honduras made three substitutions at half-time, taking off goalkeeper Luis Lopez and midfielders Diego Rodriguez and Romell Quioto.

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  1. greg

    February 3, 2022 at 2:59 pm

    @rkujay – You mean the Qatar World Cup? The one that will be played in November & December?

  2. Yespage

    February 3, 2022 at 1:27 pm

    I’d say it was pretty darn reckless to schedule a NIGHT game in St. Paul, Minnesota in February.

    • rkujay

      February 3, 2022 at 2:29 pm

      That’s silly. You might as well schedule a world cup in July in the desert. Who’d do something like that?

  3. TheOriginalTom

    February 3, 2022 at 10:46 am

    It is what it is, but USA National Teams fans better not complain about an opponent “CONCACAFing” them in the future.

  4. locofooty

    February 3, 2022 at 9:49 am

    One was definitely Bubba Lopez. Keepers just stand there, must’ve sucked. You could see Turner warm up by moving around when the camera was on him.

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