https://espndeportes.espn.com/futbo...el-formato-de-eliminatoria-rumbo-a-catar-2022 If this is a true, The USMNT will no longer be taking part in the semi final rounds of qualifying and will now go directly to The Hex. The top 6 teams in The June 2020 FIFA rankings will directly qualify for The Hex, while the bottom 29 will participate in a different qualifying competition. Those 29 teams will be drawn into 8 groups with 3 groups having 3 teams and the other 5 having 4. The 8 group winners will play 2 legged playoffs against each other, until there is one team left. The top 3 teams in The Hex, will qualify for Qatar, while the 4th place team and the winner of the "other 29" will meet for a playoff to determine who gets CONCACAF's spot in the intercontinental playoff.