One of the most popular events in sports betting is the FIFA World Cup. Anyone that wants to place bets on this year’s tournament should be familiar with the North American teams that are the most likely to qualify for it.
North American National Qualifying Teams
To qualify for the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF,) eight teams play in round robin style matches. The top three ranked teams at the end of those matches get to move on to the tournament. The team that comes in fourth place qualifies for a playoff game.
Teams In The Running For 2022 FIFA World Cup
The North American teams in the running for the 2022 FIFA World Cup are:
- Costa Rica
One of the most exciting qualifications for the 2022 FIFA World Cup is Canada. This is the first year in recent history the team has qualified for FIFA. Prior to this year they hadn’t qualified since 1986. The team qualifies for this year’s World Cup after having beaten Jamaica with a score of 4-0.
The last time Canada competed in the FIFA World Cup they had three losses and finished last among all the participating teams. For the majority of the process of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup, they remained undefeated, losing ony to Costa Rica. They also beat two of their biggest competitors in Mexico and the U.S.
During their qualifying match, Costa Rica achieved fourth place by displacing Panama by scoring one more point than they did. The player that made the winning goal that put Costa Rica in fourth place was Celso Borges. This give Costa Rica an advantage over Canada, who didn’t have a player on the level of Borges.
Whe it comes to the FIFA World Cup, Mexico has been one of the top teams in their region. They have qualified for a grand total of 16 World Cups, including the last seven in a row leading up to this year. The only three years Mexico didn’t qualify for the World Cup were 1974,1982, and 1990.
Prior to 2022, Panama hadn’t qualified for the World Cup since 2018. At that time they came in third place, after Costa Rica and Mexico. When it comes to the 2022 World Cup, Panama beat both Jamaica and Honduras, to get ahead in the rankings. The Honduras game was notable because Panama achieved what may be the biggest comeback in the team’s history. Within the last 13 minutes of the game they went from a two-goal defecit to a win of 3-2.
The USA team is well on its way to qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. As it stands they are the second place team, with high expectations for them to move into first place. A victory over Panama can do just that.
Keep an eye out on these teams, as they are likely to qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2022.