Open main menu

2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – CONCACAF Fourth Round

The fourth round of CONCACAF matches for 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification was played from 13 November 2015 to 6 September 2016.[1][2]

Contents

FormatEdit

A total of 12 teams (teams ranked 1 to 6 in the CONCACAF entrant list and 6 third round winners) were divided into three groups of four teams each. In each group, teams played against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format for a total of six matches per team. The top two teams of each group (three group winners and three runners-up) advanced to the fifth round (also called the 'Hexagonal' or 'Hex').[1]

SeedingEdit

The draw for the fourth round was held as part of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Preliminary Draw on 25 July 2015, starting 18:00 MSK (UTC+3), at the Konstantinovsky Palace in Strelna, Saint Petersburg, Russia.[1][3][4]

The seeding was based on the FIFA World Rankings of August 2014 (shown in parentheses).[5] The six direct qualifiers are seeded into two pots:

  • Pot 1 contains the teams ranked 1–3.
  • Pot 2 contains the teams ranked 4–6.

Each group contained a team from Pot 1, a team from Pot 2, and two third round winners which were automatically allocated into each group (series winners 1 and 2 into Group A, series winners 3 and 4 into Group B, series winners 5 and 6 into Group C).[3] As the draw was held before the third round was played, the identities of the third round winners were not known at the time of the draw. The fixtures of each group were automatically decided based on the respective pot or series won of each team.

Note: Bolded teams qualified for the fifth round.

Pot 1 Pot 2
  1.   Costa Rica (15)
  2.   Mexico (17)
  3.   United States (18)
  1.   Honduras (43)
  2.   Panama (63)
  3.   Trinidad and Tobago (80)
Third round winners
  1.   Jamaica (85)
  2.   Haiti (117)
  3.   Canada (122)
  4.   El Salvador (127)
  5.   Guatemala (134)
  6.   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (134)

GroupsEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification        
1   Mexico 6 5 1 0 13 1 +12 16 Advance to fifth round 0–0 2–0 3–0
2   Honduras 6 2 2 2 6 6 0 8 0–2 2–1 2–0
3   Canada 6 2 1 3 5 8 −3 7 0–3 1–0 3–1
4   El Salvador 6 0 2 4 4 13 −9 2 1–3 2–2 0–0
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
Mexico  3–0  El Salvador
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)
Canada  1–0  Honduras
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)
Attendance: 20,108

Honduras  0–2  Mexico
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)
El Salvador  0–0  Canada
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)

El Salvador  2–2  Honduras
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)
Canada  0–3  Mexico
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)

Honduras  2–0  El Salvador
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)
Mexico  2–0  Canada
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)
Attendance: 64,430

Honduras  2–1  Canada
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)
El Salvador  1–3  Mexico
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)

Mexico  0–0  Honduras
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)
Canada  3–1  El Salvador
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)
Attendance: 20,726

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification        
1   Costa Rica 6 5 1 0 11 3 +8 16 Advance to fifth round 3–1 1–0 3–0
2   Panama 6 3 1 2 7 5 +2 10 1–2 1–0 2–0
3   Haiti 6 1 1 4 2 4 −2 4 0–1 0–0 0–1
4   Jamaica 6 1 1 4 2 10 −8 4 1–1 0–2 0–2
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
Costa Rica  1–0  Haiti
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)
Jamaica  0–2  Panama
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)

Haiti  0–1  Jamaica
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)
Panama  1–2  Costa Rica
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)

Jamaica  1–1  Costa Rica
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)
Haiti  0–0  Panama
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)

Panama  1–0  Haiti
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)
Costa Rica  3–0  Jamaica
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)

Haiti  0–1  Costa Rica
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)
Panama  2–0  Jamaica
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)

Jamaica  0–2  Haiti
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)
Attendance: 3,500
Costa Rica  3–1  Panama
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification        
1   United States 6 4 1 1 20 3 +17 13 Advance to fifth round 4–0 4–0 6–1
2   Trinidad and Tobago 6 3 2 1 13 9 +4 11 0–0 2–2 6–0
3   Guatemala 6 3 1 2 18 11 +7 10 2–0 1–2 9–3
4   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 6 0 0 6 6 34 −28 0 0–6 2–3 0–4
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
United States  6–1  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)
Attendance: 43,433
Guatemala  1–2  Trinidad and Tobago
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  0–4  Guatemala
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Drew Fischer (Canada)

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  2–3  Trinidad and Tobago
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: José Kellys (Panama)
Guatemala  2–0  United States
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)

Trinidad and Tobago  6–0  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)
United States  4–0  Guatemala
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)
Attendance: 20,654

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  0–6  United States
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)
Trinidad and Tobago  2–2  Guatemala
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)

United States  4–0  Trinidad and Tobago
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)
Guatemala  9–3  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)

GoalscorersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "CONCACAF to Hold Preliminary FIFA World Cup Qualifying Draw in Miami on January 15". CONCACAF. 12 January 2015. Archived from the original on 21 January 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
  2. ^ "USMNT to start 2018 World Cup qualifying in November of 2015". Sports Illustrated. 12 January 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Draw Procedures – North, Central American & Caribbean Zone" (PDF). FIFA.com.
  4. ^ "Draw shines light on CONCACAF's WCQ path". CONCACAF. 25 July 2015. Archived from the original on 10 September 2017. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  5. ^ "FIFA Men's Ranking – August 2014 (CONCACAF)". FIFA.com. 14 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Regulations – 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia" (PDF). FIFA.com.

External linksEdit