MIAMI, 9 August 2021 (AFP) — The United States, the champions of the Gold Cup, will begin the final leg of the CONCACAF qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar away from home against El Salvador on September 2, while Mexico, another Candidates for one vacancy will receive Jamaica on the same day, according to a schedule published on Monday.
The Confederation of North America, Central America and Caribbean Football (CONCACAF) has announced the September and October matches of the all-on-all octagonal tournament to decide the seats for next year’s World Cup.
Canada, Costa Rica, Panama and Honduras have completed the list of eight teams.
The top three will qualify directly for the World Cup in Qatar, while the fourth-place finisher will play next June.
The windows will be in September, October and November 2021 and January and March 2022.
— Playoffs from September to October (host team appears first):
September 2: Canada-Honduras, El Salvador-United States, Panama-Costa Rica, Mexico-Jamaica.
September 5: United States-Canada, El Salvador-Honduras, Costa Rica-Mexico, Jamaica-Panama.
September 8: Canada-El Salvador, Honduras-United States, Panama-Mexico, Costa Rica-Jamaica.
October 7: Mexico-Canada, Honduras-Costa Rica, El Salvador-Panama, United States-Jamaica.
October 10: Jamaica-Canada, Mexico-Honduras, Costa Rica-El Salvador, Panama-United States.
October 13: Canada-Panama, Honduras-Jamaica, El Salvador-Mexico, United States-Costa Rica
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