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With eight countries in competition, the Concacaf World Cup qualifiers enter the right field to define the three classified directly to the Qatar 2022 World Cup and the fourth that will play a playoff. If you don’t want to miss the final phase, we’ll tell you how to watch the concacaf qualifiers for qatar 2022.

How the World Cup qualifiers are played

Jesus Corona from Mexico. Getty Images

After two eliminatory rounds in which 30 teams participated, Canada, El Salvador and Panama reached the final octagonal, in which Mexico, the United States, Costa Rica, Honduras and Jamaica qualified directly for being the first five Concacaf teams in the FIFA ranking.

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The eight qualified for the final octagonal face each other in a round-robin league format, divided into 14 dates. The first three teams qualify directly for the World Cup, while the one that finishes in fourth position will have to play a playoff against the best ranked team in the Oceania qualifiers.

After eight days, this is how the classification went:

  1. Canada 16 points
  2. United States 15 points
  3. Mexico 14 points (+4)
  4. Panama 14 points
  5. Costa Rican 9 points
  6. Jamaican 9 points
  7. El Salvador 6 points
  8. Honduras 3 points

Concacaf had decided to use the FIFA ranking to determine the distribution of teams qualified for international tournaments. In this way, the six best placed would dispute a final hexagonal to determine the quotas. However, due to the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the confederation opted for this format.

Concacaf Qualifying Schedule for Qatar 2022

Cyle Larin runs across the field to celebrate a Canada goal
Cyle Larin celebrates a Canada goal against Mexico. Getty Images

The program for January and February 2022 includes three dates, with a total of 12 matches to be played between January 27 and February 2. Playoffs end March 30, 2022.

date 9

Game Day ET time PT Time Place
United States vs. The Savior January 27, 2022 7:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. columbus
Jamaica vs. Mexico January 27, 2022 7:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Kingston
Honduras vs. Canada January 27, 2022 8:05 p.m. 5:05 p.m. San Pedro Sula
Costa Rica vs. Panama January 27, 2022 9:05 p.m. 6:05 p.m. Saint Joseph

date 10

Game Day ET time PT Time Place
Canada vs. U.S January 30, 2022 3:05 p.m. 12:05 p.m. hamilton
Mexico vs. Costa Rica January 30, 2022 6:00 pm 3:00 pm Mexico City
Panama vs. Jamaica January 30, 2022 6:05 p.m. 3:05 p.m. City of Panama
Honduras vs. The Savior January 30, 2022 7:05 p.m. 4:05 p.m. San Pedro Sula

date 11

Game Day ET Time PT Time Place
Jamaica vs. Costa Rica February 2, 2022 7:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Kingston
United States vs. Honduras February 2, 2022 7:30 pm 4:30 pm saint paul
El Salvador vs. Canada February 2, 2022 9:00 pm 6:00 pm San Salvador
Mexico vs. Panama February 2, 2022 10:00 pm 7:00 p.m. Mexico City

date 12

Game Day ET time PT Time Place
Costa Rica vs. Canada March 24, 2022 To define To define To define
Panama vs. Honduras March 24, 2022 To define To define City of Panama
Jamaica vs. The Savior March 24, 2022 To define To define To define
Mexico vs. U.S March 24, 2022 To define To define To define

date 13

Game Day ET time PT Time Place
Canada vs. Jamaica March 27, 2022 To define To define To define
Honduras vs. Mexico March 27, 2022 To define To define To define
El Salvador vs. Costa Rica March 27, 2022 To define To define To define
United States vs. Panama March 27, 2022 To define To define Orlando

date 14

Game Day ET time PT Time Place
Panama vs. Canada March 30, 2022 To define To define City of Panama
Jamaica vs. Honduras March 30, 2022 To define To define To define
Mexico vs. The Savior March 30, 2022 To define To define To define
Costa Rica vs. U.S March 30, 2022 To define To define To define

Where to watch the Concacaf qualifiers for Qatar 2022

Antonee Robinson of the United States national team runs after the soccer ball.
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In the United States, there are multiple options to follow the qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, although the platform of streaming Paramount+ and cable channel Telemundo are the best alternatives for broadcasts in English and Spanish, respectively.

Although the transmissions are segmented when the United States team plays at home or away, for the rest of the countries most of the rights are in the hands of Paramount + and Telemundo.

In Mexico, meanwhile, the best option to follow the competition is the streaming service Star Plus and the cable channel ESPN. However, when it comes to Tri matches, the rights are also in the hands of the Televisa and TV Azteca platforms.

In the rest of the Central American region, Star Plus and ESPN are the main options to follow the competition, in addition to the local open TV channels that have the rights for certain matches.

These are the main options to follow the Concacaf qualifiers:

Country streaming Cable / Open TV
U.S Paramount+, Univision Now CBS Sports, Universo, ESPN, FOX, Telemundo, TUDN, Univisión, Unimás
Mexico Star Plus, Blim TV ESPN, Televisa Sports, Azteca Sports, TUDN
Honduras StarPlus ESPN, Sports TVC
The Savior StarPlus ESPN, Channel 4
Costa Rica StarPlus ESPN, Teletica
Panama StarPlus ESPN, Nex Panama

Mexico and the US, without rivals

A Mexican fan wears a T-shirt with the Qatar World Cup logo while wearing a Mexican hat and holding a replica of the World Cup trophy in his hand.
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Mexico is the Concacaf country that has been to the final phase of the competition the most times, with 16 presences, two of them as host of the competition (1970 and 1986). In addition, he has been continuously in the seven tournaments played since 1994.

Further behind are the United States, which after seven consecutive World Cups (1990 to 2014) was not in Russia 2018, so it aspires to get back on track; and Costa Rica, which has participated in five of the eight tournaments played since 1990.

Country Participations Years
Mexico 16 1930, 1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1978, 1986, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018
U.S 10 1930, 1934, 1950, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
Costa Rica 5 1990, 2002, 2006, 2014, 2018
Honduras 3 1982, 2010, 2014
The Savior two 1970, 1982
Canada one 1986
Cuba one 1938
Haiti one 1974
Jamaica one 1998
Trinidad and Tobago one 2006
Panama one 2018

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