The stats: Groups C and D go down to the wire tonight

July 4 – Groups C and D conclude tonight with seven out of eight nations still in with a chance of qualifying for the quarter finals.

Group C status

Panama have already qualified for the quarter finals and most likely will finish top of Group C.

It is possible that they could end up second if they lose to El Salvador and if Costa Rica beat Martinique and beat Panaama’s goal difference

If Costa Rica beat Martinique then they could grab the second spot qualifier from Martinique.

That depends on Panama getting at least a point off El Salvador or Costa Rica.

If Costa Rica and El Salvador both win and are level on goal difference and goals score (as they are now), then it will come down to the number of yellow and red cards. If they are still level it comes down to the drawing of lots.

They are playing for a place in the quarter finals in Arlington on July 8 which, looking at the form will see Panama face Qatar. Either of the three nations below them could face Mexico.


Next Group Games

 

Quarter Finals

 

Group D status

Canada are placed third in their group but will start the evening in what will be a hot Houston, as favourites to beat Cuba, but the question will really come down to how many goals they beat them by.

Whoever wins between Guadeloupe and Guatemala will be guaranteed qualification as group winners, and head to Cincinnati on July 9 to face Jamaica.

If they draw and Canada win, Guadeloupe will qualify and it will come down to goal difference. Canada will need to win by four in that situation to take top spot and avoid playing the US in the next round. If they win by two they would beat Guatemala on goal difference. Winning by one would then see qualification based on most goals scored.

Cuba are already down, out and without four players who have disappeared from the squad looking for political asylum.

 

 

Next Games

 

Quarter Finals

 

Concacaf qualification to quarter finals criteria:

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Grp AWDLFAPIs
USA2101317
Jamaica1101027
Trinidad and Tobago1024103
St Kitts and Nevis0030130
Grp BWDLFAPts
Mexico201726
Qatar111334
Honduras111364
Haiti112463
Grp CWDLFAPts
Panama210537
Costa Rica111764
Martinique102583
El Salvador011342
Grp DWDLFAPts
Guatemala210437
Canada120645
Guadeloupe111854
Cuba001150

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