Eight teams confirmed for Final Round of Concacaf WCQ
MIAMI, Florida – With the results of the Second Round of Concacaf World Cup Qualifying for Qatar 2022 complete, the eight teams for the Final Round of Concacaf WCQ are now confirmed.
Mexico, United States, Costa Rica, Honduras, Jamaica, Panama, Canada and El Salvador will begin the Final Round of WCQ in early September, starting a schedule of 14 matchdays that will conclude in March 22.
The top three teams in the standings at the conclusion of the Final Round will qualify directly for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, while the fourth-place team will advance to a two-legged Inter-Confederation Playoff series in June 2022.
Panama, Canada and El Salvador all advanced to the Final Round after finishing first in their group in the First Round of CWCQ, before winning their respective two-legged Second Round series.
On aggregate scores, Panama edged Curacao 2-1, Canada downed Haiti 4-0 and El Salvador defeated Saint Kitts and Nevis 6-0 in the Second Round.
Canada will be participating in the Final Round of CWCQ for the first time since France 1998, while El Salvador make their first appearance in the Final Round of CWCQ since South Africa 2010.
Jamaica are also back in the Final Round of CWCQ for the first time since Brazil 2014.
Mexico, U.S., Costa Rica, Honduras and Panama all took part in the Final Round of CWCQ for Russia 2018.