Concacaf and FIFA confirm schedule for the region’s final matches of men’s World Cup Qualifying
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Concacaf and FIFA confirm schedule for the region’s final matches of men’s World Cup Qualifying

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  • Final three match dates in March to determine the Confederation’s representatives at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
  • Fourth place team will progress to a FIFA Intercontinental Playoff vs OFC
  • Closing four matches on March 30 to kick off simultaneously

Miami, FL – Concacaf and FIFA have confirmed the schedule for the region’s men’s FIFA World Cup Qualifying matches taking place during the International Match Window of March 2022.

The Final Round of Concacaf Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 (sometimes referred to as the "Octagonal”), has included eight national teams playing each other home and away. The Octagonal kicked off in September 2021 and will conclude play after the FIFA Match Window of March 2022.

To view the results of the matches that took place during the FIFA Match Windows of September, October and November 2021 and January 2022, click here.  

The current standings are as follows:

The schedule for the matches taking place in March is as follows:

*Home team listed first and in eastern time (local time):

Thursday, March 24, 2022
20:00 (19:00) Jamaica vs El Salvador – National Stadium, Kingston, Jamaica
21:05 (20:05) Panama vs Honduras – Estadio Rommel Fernandez, Panama City, Panama
22:00 (20:00) Mexico vs United States – Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico
22:05 (20:05) Costa Rica vs Canada – Estadio Nacional, San Jose, Costa Rica

Sunday, March 27, 2022
16:05 (16:05) Canada vs Jamaica – BMO Field, Toronto, ON, Canada
17:05 (15:05) El Salvador vs Costa Rica – Estadio Cuscatlan, San Salvador, El Salvador 
19:00 (19:00) United States vs Panama – Exploria Stadium, Orlando, FL, USA
19:05 (17:05) Honduras vs Mexico – Estadio Olimpico, San Pedro Sula, Honduras 

Wednesday, March 30, 2022
21:05 (19:05) Mexico vs El Salvador – Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico
21:05 (19:05) Costa Rica vs United States – Estadio Nacional, San Jose, Costa Rica
21:05 (20:05) Panama vs Canada – Estadio Rommel Fernandez, Panama City, Panama
21:05 (20:05) Jamaica vs Honduras – National Stadium, Kingston, Jamaica

At the end of the Final Round, the top three finishing teams will qualify directly to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. The fourth-placed team will advance to a FIFA Intercontinental Playoff where they will face the winners of the OFC qualifiers. The draw for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Intercontinental Playoffs took place on November 26. The pairings are as follows: AFC Team vs CONMEBOL Team and Concacaf Team vs OFC Team.

The OFC Qualifiers will be played in a mini-tournament format featuring eight teams and consisting of a round-robin group stage, semi-finals and the final. All matches will take place in Qatar from March 14-30, 2022.

The single leg Intercontinental playoffs will take place on June 13-14, in Doha, Qatar.

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