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.
200+ Channels With Sports & News
- Starting price: $33/mo. for fubo Latino Package
- Watch Premier League, World Cup, Euro 2024 & more
- Includes NBC, USA, FOX, ESPN, CBSSN & more
Live & On Demand TV Streaming
- Price: $69.99/mo. for Entertainment package
- Watch World Cup, Euro 2024 & MLS
- Includes ESPN, ESPN2, FS1 + local channels
Many Sports & ESPN Originals
- Price: $6.99/mo. (or get ESPN+, Hulu & Disney+ for $13.99/mo.)
- Features Bundesliga, LaLiga, Championship, & more
- Also includes daily ESPN FC news & highlights show
2,000+ soccer games per year
- Price: $4.99/mo
- Features Champions League, Serie A, Europa League & NWSL
- Includes CBS, Star Trek & CBS Sports HQ
175 Premier League Games & PL TV
- Starting price: $4.99/mo. for Peacock Premium
- Watch 175 exclusive EPL games per season
- Includes Premier League TV channel plus movies, TV shows & more
- Where to find Freiburg vs. Leipzig DFB-Pokal Final on TV
- Where to find Barcelona vs. Lyon Women’s Champions League on TV
- Where to find Rangers vs. Hearts Scottish Cup Final on US TV
- Where to find Sunderland vs. Wycombe on US TV
- Guardiola adamant winning Premier League harder than Champions League
- Klopp refuses to dream of stunning Premier League title triumph
- Berkane sink Pirates on penalties to maintain Moroccan dominance
- Ecuador World Cup spot at risk after potential ineligible player
- Real Madrid look to Liverpool after goalless draw with Real Betis
- McKennie back in US squad for June friendlies, Nations League