2022 World Cup qualifying standings: How CONCACAF teams fare in the third round of qualifying on March 24
CONCACAF heads into the final three-match streak of the 2022 World Cup qualifying schedule. All eight teams are in action on Thursday March 24, Sunday March 27 and Wednesday March 30. By the end of next Wednesday, we will know the three qualified teams and the fourth team that will qualify for the interconfederate playoffs. .
The match week opens with arguably the biggest contest remaining as Mexico host the United States at Mexico City’s Azteca Stadium. The two CONCACAF heavyweights are tied for second with 21 points. The United States holds the goal differential tiebreaker with a three-goal lead, but if Mexico wins on Wednesday, the tiebreaker probably won’t matter. Meanwhile, Canada travels to face fifth-placed Costa Rica with a win that secures them a World Cup berth. They clinched at least one berth in the interconfederate playoffs. Panama take on Honduras and look to stay ahead of Costa Rica for the playoff berth, and perhaps gain ground on loser USA-Mexico.
We’ll update this article with full results as the matches come to an end. Panama-Honduras is scheduled to start at 9:05 p.m. ET, Mexico-USA at 10 p.m. and Costa Rica-Canada at 10:05 p.m.
The top three teams receive automatic qualification for the 2022 World Cup. The fourth-place team advances to an eliminatory round between all federations, which is due to take place in June 2022.
CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers standings, through March 24
- Canada, 7-4-0, 25 Points
- United States, 6-3-2, 21 Points
- Mexico, 6-3-2, 21 points
- Panama, 5-2-4, 17 Points
- Costa Rica, 4-4-3, 16 points
- El Salvador, 2-3-6, 9 Points
- Jamaica, 1-4-6, 7 points
- Honduras, 0-3-8, 3 points