CONCACAF To Start 2026 World Cup Qualifying In March 2024

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The four quarterfinal losers will participate in a Copa América play-in in March 2024, to be held at a central site, and the two winners also will qualify for the 16-nation tournament.

Thirty two Central American and Caribbean nations will start qualifying matches for the 2026 World Cup in March 2024 as part of a competition in which brigades will play up to 12 matches to reach the event.

The United States, Mexico and Canada admit automatic places as co-hosts of the World Cup, to be played in June and July 2026. The number of possible matches was reduced from the 20 Canada played to reach last time’s event in Qatar.

The Confederation of North and Central American and Caribbean Association Football said on Tuesday that qualifying will start with a first round in March 2024 involving the four smallest brigades in the FIFA rankings as of November 2023, who’ll play a home- and- home series in which the highest- ranked platoon meets the smallest- ranked.

Still, No, If current rankings were used. 206 Turks and Caicos islets would play No. 210 Anguilla, and No. 208 U.S. Virgin Islands would play No. 209 British Virgin Islands.

CONCACAF’s remaining 28 brigades in qualifying will join in a alternate round to be played in June 2024 and June 2025. There will be six groups of five brigades in a single round- robin, with each nation hosting two matches.

Costa Rica, Panama, Jamaica, El Salvador and Honduras appear likely to be the loftiest- ranked brigades in qualifying.

First- and alternate- place brigades in each group advance to a 12- nation final round that includes three groups of four brigades. A double round- robin will be played in afterlife 2025, and each group winner will qualify for the first 48- nation World Cup.

CONCACAF also said the four quarterfinal winners from CONCACAF Nations League A this November will qualify for coming time’s Copa América, the South American crown that was moved from Ecuador to the United States.

The four quarterfinal disasters will share in a Copa América play- in in March 2024, to be held at a central point, and the two winners also will qualify for the 16- nation event, which includes 10 brigades from South America.

Nations League A will be expanded to 16 brigades from 12 for the 2023- 24 event. The group stage will be played this September, October and November, with a new quarterfinal round added in a home- and- home format in November.

The 12 lowest- ranked brigades will be in a brace of six- platoon groups that has each platoon play four games, and the top two nations in each group will advance to the quarterfinals along with the four highest- ranked brigades as of March 2023, who have automatic places. The highest- ranked brigades are likely to be the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica and Canada.

Quarterfinal winners advance to the final round, to be played in March 2024.

League B will remain four groups of four and League C three groups of three. There will be creation of the four League B group winners from the 2022- 23 Nations League but no deportation, and League C group winners will be promoted to Group B.

After the 2023- 24 event, the fifth- and six- place brigades in League A will be relegated, the four League B group winners will be promoted, the four League B last- place brigades will be relegated and the three League C group winners will be promoted along with the top alternate- place nation. Know More Football News…

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