2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

Discussion in 'Caribbean' started by jonny63, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. jonny63

    jonny63 Member+

    Feb 17, 2005
    Norway
    Play-off-matches in CONCACAF

    The North, Central America and Caribbean Zone will contest play-off matches in June 2011 in order to reduce the number of teams included in the Preliminary Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ in Rio de Janeiro on 30 July 2011.

    The region’s ten lowest ranked teams according to March’s FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking were paired against each other to produce a series of five play-off matches which will be played on a two-legged, home and away basis.

    Montserrat-Belize
    Anguilla-Dominican Republic
    US Virgin Islands-British Virgin Islands
    Aruba-St. Lucia
    Bahamas-Turks and Caicos

    The winners of these fixtures will join the remaining 25 higher-ranked teams from the region in the Preliminary Draw.

    The first leg will be played on Friday 3 June, with the return leg scheduled for Tuesday 7 June.

    The teams taking part in this extra preliminary round of fixtures and their rank in the region according to March’s FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking are as follows:

    26. Belize
    27. Dominican Republic
    28. British Virgin Islands
    29. St Lucia
    30. Turks and Caicos
    31. Bahamas
    32. Aruba
    33. US Virgin Islands
    34. Anguilla
    35. Montserrat


    http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/newsid=1424713/index.html?cid=twitter_voiceofthesite
     
  2. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It doesn't say if and how the draw was seeded. If it was five seeded and five unseeded countries then it was a big coincidence that the pairings featured best vs. worst, second best vs. second worst, and so on to the middle two countries. CONCACAF's website hasn't written anything about the draw yet.
     
  3. Ghana_Black_Star

    Ghana_Black_Star Red Card

    Apr 20, 2011
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ghana
    The teams that I am most interested in seeing during the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers are Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Costa Rica, and Mexico
     
  4. SocaWarrior23

    SocaWarrior23 Member

    Jun 7, 2007
    College Park MD
    I agree these teams will be well improved by the hex and the US and Honduras will join them in it
     
  5. Ghana_Black_Star

    Ghana_Black_Star Red Card

    Apr 20, 2011
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ghana
    Honduras I am actually excited to see them play, the US not so much, but mostly all the teams in the hex I am looking forward to see who qualifies out of CONCACAF
     
  6. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  7. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  8. soccertrivia

    soccertrivia New Member

    Jun 4, 2009
    soccerprofessor.com
    Has anybody seen which teams will host on June 3 and which teams will host on June 7?
     
  9. theworm2345

    theworm2345 Member

    Jun 30, 2005
    Chicago, IL, USA
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
  10. Catracho_Azul

    Catracho_Azul Member+

    Jun 16, 2008
    New Orleans
    Club:
    Corinthians Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Honduras
    what is he.. 12? :D
     
  11. theworm2345

    theworm2345 Member

    Jun 30, 2005
    Chicago, IL, USA
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
  12. jonny63

    jonny63 Member+

    Feb 17, 2005
    Norway
  13. theworm2345

    theworm2345 Member

    Jun 30, 2005
    Chicago, IL, USA
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
  14. mcruic

    mcruic Member

    Jun 26, 2004
    Scotland
    Club:
    Dundee United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
  15. w-inds.

    w-inds. Member

    May 6, 2006
    why don't they play matches on suggested dates ?

    in Asian qualifiers, participating teams must follow AFC-regulated fixtures
     
  16. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Here is the schedule according to Wikipedia:

    Friday June 3: Anguilla-Dominican Republic (Leg 1)
    Sunday June 5: Aruba-St. Lucia (Leg 1)
    Tuesday June 7: Dominican Republic-Anguilla (Leg 2)
    Thursday June 9: St. Lucia-Aruba (Leg 2)
    Sunday June 12: Montserrat-Belize (Leg 1)
    Sunday June 19: Belize-Montserrat (Leg 2)
    Saturday July 2: Bahamas-Turks and Caicos Islands (Leg 1)
    Sunday July 3: U.S. Virgin Islands-British Virgin Islands (Leg 1)
    Saturday July 9: Turks and Caicos Islands-Bahamas (Leg 2)
    Sunday July 10: British Virgin Islands-U.S. Virgin Islands (Leg 2)
     
  17. jonny63

    jonny63 Member+

    Feb 17, 2005
    Norway
    I emailed Montserrat FA and they replied me fast.

    They are playing on July 8 and 10.
     
  18. JLSA

    JLSA Member

    Nov 11, 2003
    I wouldn't believe anything there that hasn't been changed from 3/7 June as it really just means noone has heard anything (or been bothered to change).

    That said, I wouldn't trust any of the other dates either.

    J
     
  19. w-inds.

    w-inds. Member

    May 6, 2006
    no WCQ news from Dominican newspapers ??
    not likely on 3 Jun
     
  20. jonny63

    jonny63 Member+

    Feb 17, 2005
    Norway

    Belize FA replied me also with another match dates :

    "The games are schedule to play on the 15th June in Trinidad & Tobago
    and on the 19th June in Belmopan City."
     
  21. JLSA

    JLSA Member

    Nov 11, 2003
    Well, that all inspires confidence.

    J
     
  22. jonny63

    jonny63 Member+

    Feb 17, 2005
    Norway
    Correction :

    Anguilla FA (not Montserrat FA) replied me about matches on 8 and 10July.

    Dominican FA confirmed today that both matches against Anguilla will be played on 8. and 10. July In Dominican Rep .

    "Ambos partidos entre República Dominicana Vs. Anguila serán celebrados los días 08 y 10 de julio a las 15:30 en el Estadio Panamericano de Futbol en San Cristóbal, Rep. Dom."
     
  23. jonny63

    jonny63 Member+

    Feb 17, 2005
    Norway
    Possible match dates :


    Sunday June 5: Aruba-St. Lucia (Leg 1)
    Thursday June 9: St. Lucia-Aruba (Leg 2)
    June 15: Montserrat-Belize (Leg 1) in T & T
    Sunday June 19: Belize-Montserrat (Leg 2)

    Saturday July 2: Bahamas-Turks and Caicos Islands (Leg 1)
    Sunday July 3: U.S. Virgin Islands-British Virgin Islands (Leg 1)
    July 8: Anguilla-Dominican Republic in Dominican Rep
    July 10 Dominican Rep - Anguilla
    Saturday July 9: Turks and Caicos Islands-Bahamas (Leg 2)
    Sunday July 10: British Virgin Islands-U.S. Virgin Islands (Leg 2)
     
  24. jonny63

    jonny63 Member+

    Feb 17, 2005
    Norway
  25. Hipolito

    Hipolito New Member

    Jun 1, 2011
    Club:
    Maccabi Petah Tikva FC
    Thanks for all the great updates, Jonny! Do you have any word on times for these games -- specifically this Sunday's Aruba @ Saint Lucia match?
     

Share This Page