Jamaica’s path to the 2022 FIFA World Cup will begin next June and will see the number of teams in the final Concacaf qualifying round increase, as the revamped framework was released today by the regional governing body.
Concacaf’s previous final round qualifying tournament, known commonly as the ‘hex’ because it features six teams, will now change to an eight team tournament. It will consist of the top five ranked nations in the region based on FIFA rankings as of July 16, and three additional nations to be determined by a tournament involving other nations. Jamaica, being ranked fourth in the region, have booked their place in the final round with Mexico, USA, Costa Rica and Honduras. The top three teams will advance automatically to the World Cup while the fourth place team will enter a continental playoff.