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truehaitian

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Concacaf nation league news and 2022 world cup qualifier news
« 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!
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Re: World cup expansion
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2018, 07:37:26 PM »
This is very interesting indeed, stay tune.

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Re: Caribbean league news and 2022 world cup qualifier news
« Reply #2 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

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.

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Re: Caribbean league news and 2022 world cup qualifier news
« Reply #3 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
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Re: Caribbean league news and 2022 world cup qualifier news
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2019, 04:56:26 PM »
There's speculation or should I say rumors in other concacaf thread ( Us-Canadian forum) that next world cup qualifier format will follow this same format as the u-17 format you're looking at here. After the Gold cup, the lowest Concacaf ranking teams will be subdivided into subgroups and enter the first WCQ round while the top 3 finishers  from the  highest seeded teams group will wait for the group winners from the first round to compete for the world cup spots.
Well if these rumors are true, it will be ok with me. it's better than these two games home and away qualification faze they use to have . In this format  even the lowest ranking teams will guarantee at least 6 WCQ games home and away

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Re: Caribbean league news and 2022 world cup qualifier news
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2019, 06:01:18 PM »
A possible combined Concacaf+Conembol WC qualifiers is also on the table

http://co.marca.com/claro/futbol/copa-america/2019/03/13/5c894105468aebf72f8b45e3.html
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Re: Caribbean league news and 2022 world cup qualifier news
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2019, 03:29:50 AM »
A 48 team world cup seems more likely than not at this point. FIFA will earn 300-400 million more, the only problem is Qatar itself and it's current situation with its neighbors.

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Re: Caribbean league news and 2022 world cup qualifier news
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2019, 10:26:11 AM »
. If it does expand to 48 teams Qatar won't be the only host, they will share venues with neighboring countries. Every country or any country will be happy to host a world cup game. There wont be any problems with the neighboring countries.  On the positive side of things, a 48 team expansion will open doors for more Caribbean countries  who have been absent at the world cup since 2006.. I also heard and read in many places, the 2002 qualification might follow the same format as the current u-17 format. If Haiti finds itself in league A and maintaining their spot, they will find themselves in the same spot as our current u-17..

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Re: Concacaf nation league news and 2022 world cup qualifier news
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2019, 11:34:08 AM »
The drawing for league A, B and C will take place this Wednesday , March 27 in Las Vegas. Here are the current pots:


Pot I
Teams            Concacaf Rankings
Mexico                #1
United States        #2
Costa Rica                #3
Honduras                #4

Pot II
Panama      #5
Canada        #7
Haiti                 #10
Trinidad and Tobago      #11

Pot III
Martinique      #12
Cuba              #13
Curaçao            #15
Bermuda           #23

Haiti group will have a team from POT I and a team from POT III, wouldn't it be nice if we get Cuba or Bermuda from Pot III and a team like Honduras from Pot I.

Note: Haiti will definitely not face Panama, Trinidad and Canada in its group
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