CONCACAF nations are gearing up for the World Cup in Qatar later this 12 months hoping to make a mark on the enduring event.
The USA have produced a lot of starlets presently enjoying in Europe, whereas Canada supplied one of many feel-good tales in qualifying as they reached the World Cup for simply the second time of their historical past.
Here is the thin on the quantity of CONCACAF groups heading to Qatar.
There shall be 4 representatives from CONCACAF on the 2022 World Cup. Canada had been the standout performers in qualifying, coming by way of three rounds to finish the spherical in first with 28 factors.
That factors tally was matched by Mexico, although the Canadians recorded a greater purpose distinction, whereas the USA edged out Costa Rica to the third automated qualification place.
That meant the Costa Ricans needed to come by way of an inter-confederation play-off in opposition to OFC outfit New Zealand. They had been triumphant 1-0 in June, because of Joel Campbell’s strike.
Completed in high three of third spherical of CONCACAF qualifying
Certified by way of inter-confederation play-offs
No CONCACAF aspect has ever received the World Cup. The one group certainly one of their sides have reached the ultimate 4 was in 1930, when the USA completed third.
Mexico typically make it out of the group stage however come undone within the second spherical, although they’ve reached two quarter-finals in 1970 and 1986.
Costa Rica shocked everybody by topping a ‘Group of Dying’ in 2014, seeing off making gentle work of Uruguay, Italy and England to achieve the quarter-finals the place they had been ultimately dumped out by the Netherlands on penalties.
Cuba reached the quarter-finals of their sole World Cup look in 1938, whereas Canada are making solely their second look in FIFA’s flagship occasion, the earlier coming in 1986.
Mexico have received essentially the most video games of any CONCACAF group at World Cup finals with 16, whereas El Salvador have a 100% loss fee from their six matches, scoring as soon as and conceding 22.