Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner, who was banned for life from football, was delighted that the Americans did not qualify for the 2018 World Cup. The former president of the Football Association of Caribbean, Central and North America (CONCACAF), had been accused of electronic fraud, racketeering and money laundering. In an interview after the elimination of the United States, he said it was “the happiest day of his life”.
“I wanted to party,” said Jack Warner quoted by Trinidad Express. “I’ve never felt so good, it’s the happiest day of my life.”
The Americans lost 2-1 to Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday, giving Panama and Honduras the opportunity to qualify.
“The Americans turned football into CONCACAF into a nightmare. They used their government to help dismember FIFA in an unimaginable way. And last night on the playground, Trinidad and Tobago put the Americans on their knees. For me personally, the United States has become the laughingstock of the world … For me, this is the beginning of the end of American football. No one in CONCACAF likes the United States, said the former vice-president.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump has been blamed for the defeat of the US team, as it is the first time the United States has not been at the World Cup since 1986.