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Title: Caribbean league news and 2022 world cup qualifier news
Post by: truehaitian on October 31, 2018, 11:15:46 AM
The expansion originally proposed by FIFA for 2026 could be implemented as early as 2022.
The European are contesting it and are not happy about it. Well it benefits the lower rank teams for the most part that are in the Concacaf region.

Here’s what they are proposing, with the CONCACAF region potentially having its number of direct slots increased from to six, while Europe will be increased from 13 to 16. Plus, the Bureau of the FIFA Council has also suggested a six-team tournament in 2025 to decide the final two spots in the World Cup.

    AFC (Asia): 8 direct slots
    CAF (Africa): 9 direct slots
    CONCACAF (North & Central America): 6 direct slots
    CONMEBOL (South America): 6 direct slots
    OFC (Oceanic): 1 direct slot
    UEFA (Europe): 16 direct slots

If FIFA gets its way in 2022 and implement it, the big question is  will CONCACAF gets 9 teams this time around. Since for 2022, USA, Mexico and Canada are hosting and automatic qualifiers..?

if that's the case, that will open the door for a lot of Caribbean teams to get in 2022. Stay tune!
Title: Re: World cup expansion
Post by: kleber on October 31, 2018, 07:37:26 PM
This is very interesting indeed, stay tune.
Title: Re: Caribbean league news and 2022 world cup qualifier news
Post by: truehaitian on February 11, 2019, 10:32:08 AM
Reid advises Caribbean islands to take Nations League seriously
9:08 pm, Fri February 8, 2019
http://rjrnewsonline.com/sports/reid-advises-caribbean-islands-to-take-nations-league-seriously (http://rjrnewsonline.com/sports/reid-advises-caribbean-islands-to-take-nations-league-seriously)

(http://rjrnewsonline.com/sports/reid-advises-caribbean-islands-to-take-nations-league-seriously)Voice of CONCACAF Caribbean Director of Football Horace Reid
Director of Caribbean football at CONCACAF, Jamaica's Horace Reid says the CONCACAF Nations League will determine the seedings for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. In past, World Cup qualifying cycles, the FIFA rankings were used; however, come July when the draw is done, it will be a different scenario.

Reid has stressed that Caribbean nations such as Jamaica take the Nations League seriously. “What this will do is open doors for potentially other big tournaments,” he said. Jamaica's next fixture in the CONCACAF Nations League will be on March 23 against El Salvador in San Salvador. A victory there will not only book Jamaica's passage into the Gold Cup, but it will also put Jamaica in League "A" for the 2019-2020 season of the Nations League.
The 2019 edition of the CONCACAF Gold Cup will see a Caribbean nation host two fixtures. Reid has hinted that Jamaica is one of four CFU members that could host the games. “Whether it’s Trinidad, Haiti, Jamaica or Bermuda, it’s important that it be a successful event,” said Reid.
The decision regarding which Caribbean member will host the two games at the Gold Cup will be decided in March after the fourth match day of the CONCACAF Nations League. Reid also added that Jamaica could host the final round of the Caribbean Club Championship.
Title: Re: Caribbean league news and 2022 world cup qualifier news
Post by: truehaitian on February 11, 2019, 10:41:01 AM
If the nations league standing will in fact determine  the world cup qualifier seeding, with a win over Cuba, Haiti will be in very good shape to skip the first round at the very least..or at best will be knocking at the door of the concacaf final round