Qatar 2022 Cup: close of Hex qualifying structure utilized by the CONCACAF area?
The novel coronavirus outbreak will possible suggest the conclude of the Hex, the six-group Earth Cup qualifying format utilized by the CONCACAF area, said CONCACAF chief Victor Montagliani in an interview with OneSoccer.
With the COVID-19 pandemic wreaking havoc on sport and soccer schedules around the world, qualifying for the Qatar 2022 Environment Cup is likely to be impacted as FIFA is pressured to overhaul the global calendar.
In the CONCACAF location, which features North and Central America as well as the Caribbean, the prime 6 international locations in the FIFA rankings qualify for a spot in the Hex.
The top rated three teams in the Hex get paid Environment Cup sites with the fourth-positioned team advancing to a playoff. Montagliani conceded that is probable to improve.
On the harmony of probabilities, in conditions of what has transpired so considerably and what will most likely continue to take place, the present Globe Cup format will have to be changed, explained Montagliani.
Which suggests, in the end, that the Hex will have to be adjusted into some other kind. Naturally it will be even bigger, but what that selection is, I never know until we have a calendar.
Now the best 6 CONCACAF nations in the FIFA rankings are Mexico, United States, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Honduras and El Salvador. Canada are seventh and would be the initially to profit from an expanded structure what ever that may well be.
You’re going to have 35 nations and right until we know from FIFA how quite a few windows we have it is likely to be very hard for me to say it is this, said Montagliani.
”Yes, you are going to have to use FIFA rankings to start off somewhere because that is the reality of our confederation and in terms of obtaining 35 (teams) you are likely to have to do some type of elimination process and then inevitably get into some group phase method.
But I do not know that still until eventually we know what the FIFA calendar is likely to glimpse like.