Intercontinental World Cup qualifiers in Qatar will be played on a one-match basis at a neutral stadium, says FIFA – Ten

Intercontinental World Cup qualifiers in Qatar will be played on a one-match basis at a neutral stadium, says FIFA – Ten

The CONCACAF, CONMEBOL, Asia and Oceania teams battling to enter the World Cup in Qatar and will do so via the qualifiers already know the new format of competition that FIFA announced today Edit: Intercontinental matches will be played in a single match on a neutral stadium.

To see how the competitors who will fight for qualification will be paired, this will be known next Friday, November 26 at 10:00 AM Honduran time as FIFA will hold the draw in Zurich, Switzerland. The long journeys from continent to continent, which were surprising, are over.

Watch. This is the CONCACAF qualifications position chart

These matches are no longer scheduled in March as previously planned, and now they will take place between 13 and 14 June of next year when the qualifiers for the four confederations that have half a place in the World Cup will end.

Honduras played well but suffers from a serious defensive problem, conceding goals at the conclusion of the matches he condemned.

It should be noted that the last play-off match in CONCACAF was played by the Hondurans heading to Russia 2018, and they drew 0-0 against Australia in San Pedro Sula and lost 3-0 in the second leg in Sydney. This team was eliminated from the World Cup directly on the last day after that fictitious goal from Panama against Costa Rica.

At the moment, the CONCACAF teams fighting for the qualifiers are: Panama, Costa Rica, Jamaica, El Salvador and Honduras with a very remote probability of having only three points in the eight rounds played.

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The CONCACAF region occupies three places directly, and because of the level shown by the candidates to reach Qatar are Canada, the United States and Mexico, although the latter is facing difficulties since it lost the two meetings in November and tied by points with Panama, which is increasing. .

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