Concacaf preliminary draw for FIFA World Cup 2022 to take place on 19 August 2020...

Concacaf preliminary draw for FIFA World Cup 2020


• Concacaf preliminary draw to take place on Wednesday, 19 August 2020 (19:00 CET).

• 35 members association in North America, Central America and the Caribbean to learn qualification pathway towards of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

• Preliminary draw to be streamed live on FIFA.com only.

The qualification for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in North America, Central America and the Caribbean will take the shape this month following FIFA’s confirmation this week at the end that the Concacaf preliminary draw will be held on Wednesday, 19 August 2020 at 19:00 CET at the Home of FIFA in Zurich so be alert.

With 35 member of associations from across North America, Central America and the Caribbean set to be involve in, the preliminary draw is a significant moment that will determine the tournament pathway for the first round and final rounds under the new qualification style.

Based on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking as of 16 July 20, the draw for the first round will allocate the 30 lowest-ranked Concacaf teams to six groups. This will be followed by the draw to the final round, which will indicate the position of each team within the final qualification stage, which will also be contested in a group style.

The pots for the first-round draw will be like this:

Pot 1st: El Salvador, Canada, Curaçao, Panama, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago

Pot 2nd: Antigua and Barbuda, Guatemala, St Kitts and Nevis, Suriname, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic

Pot 3rd: Grenada, Barbados, Guyana, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Bermuda, Belize

Pot 4th: St Lucia, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Montserrat, Dominica, Cayman Islands

Pot 5th: Bahamas, Aruba, Turks and Caicos Islands, US Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla

The six highest-ranked teams in first round – El Salvador, Canada, Curaçao, Panama, Haiti, and Trinidad and Tobago – will be pre-seeded into groups A to F respectively. The first round will be played in a single round-robin style, it means each team will play 4 matches: 2 home and the 2 away.

During the 2nd round, the six group winners will face off home-and-away elimination style in 3 predetermined pairings. The winners of each tie will head to the final round.

The final round will see the 3 winners from the 2 round join the 5 highest-ranked Concacaf teams according to the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking as of 16 July 20, who will play each other in a home-and-away round-robin style.

Pot 1: Mexico, USA, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Honduras, winner of A vs F, winner of B vs E, winner of C vs D

Pot 2: teams 1-8

Fans from all around the world will be able to follow the draw live on FIFA.com, with the exception of the territories of FIFA where the draw will be broadcast live on TV.

For more information on the procedure for the Concacaf draw on Wednesday, 19 August 2020, please check FIFA.com


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