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Participating Teams

Round 1MAR 2015

14
The 14 lowest-ranked Participating Member Associations (PMAs), PMA Rank 22 through to PMA Rank 35 (based on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking of August 2014), will contest Round One.
The 14 teams will be paired into 7 home-and-away series.
  • 1
  • Bahamas
    BAHBahamas
  • VS
  • Bermuda
    BERBermuda
  • 2
  • British Virgin Islands
    VGBBritish Virgin Islands
  • VS
  • Dominica
    DMADominica
  • 3
  • Barbados
    BRBBarbados
  • VS
  • US Virgin Islands
    VIRUS Virgin Islands
  • 4
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
    SKNSt. Kitts and Nevis
  • VS
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
    TCATurks and Caicos Islands
  • 5
  • Nicaragua
    NCANicaragua
  • VS
  • Anguilla
    AIAAnguilla
  • 6
  • Belize
    BLZBelize
  • VS
  • Cayman Islands
    CAYCayman Islands
  • 7
  • Curacao
    CUWCuracao
  • VS
  • Montserrat
    MSRMontserrat
The 7 series winners advance to Round Two.

Round 2JUN 2015

7+13
The 7 Round One winners will then join the 13 PMAs ranked 9 to 21 in Round Two.
The 20 teams will be paired into 10 home-and-away series.
  • 1
  • St. Vincent / Grenadines
    VINSt. Vincent / Grenadines
  • VS
  • Guyana
    GUYGuyana
  • 2
  • Antigua and Barbuda
    ATGAntigua and Barbuda
  • VS
  • St. Lucia
    LCASt. Lucia
  • 3
  • Puerto Rico
    PURPuerto Rico
  • VS
  • Grenada
    GRNGrenada
  • 4
  • Dominica
    DMADominica
  • VS
  • Canada
    CANCanada
  • 5
  • Dominican Republic
    DOMDominican Republic
  • VS
  • Belize
    BLZBelize
  • 6
  • Guatemala
    GUAGuatemala
  • VS
  • Bermuda
    BERBermuda
  • 7
  • Aruba
    ARUAruba
  • VS
  • Barbados
    BRBBarbados
  • 8
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
    SKNSt. Kitts and Nevis
  • VS
  • El Salvador
    SLVEl Salvador
  • 9
  • Curacao
    CUWCuracao
  • VS
  • Cuba
    CUBCuba
  • 10
  • Nicaragua
    NCANicaragua
  • VS
  • Suriname
    SURSuriname
The 10 series winners advance to Round Three.

Round 3AUG 2015 - SEP 2015

10+2
The 10 Round Two winners will then join the 2 PMAs ranked seven and eight in Round Three.
The 12 teams will be paired into 6 home-and-away series.
  • 1
  • Curacao
    CUWCuracao
  • VS
  • El Salvador
    SLVEl Salvador
  • 2
  • Canada
    CANCanada
  • VS
  • Belize
    BLZBelize
  • 3
  • Grenada
    GRNGrenada
  • VS
  • Haiti
    HAIHaiti
  • 4
  • Jamaica
    JAMJamaica
  • VS
  • Nicaragua
    NCANicaragua
  • 5
  • St. Vincent / Grenadines
    VINSt. Vincent / Grenadines
  • VS
  • Aruba
    ARUAruba
  • 6
  • Antigua and Barbuda
    ATGAntigua and Barbuda
  • VS
  • Guatemala
    GUAGuatemala
The 6 series winners advance to Round Four.

Round 4NOV 2015 - SEP 2016

6+6
The 6 teams qualifying from Round Three will then join the 6 PMAs ranked one to six in Round Four.
The 12 teams will be drawn into three round-robin, home-and-away groups of four teams each.
Group A
  • Mexico
    MEXMexico
  • Honduras
    HONHonduras
  • Canada
    CANCanada
  • El Salvador
    SLVEl Salvador
Group B
  • Costa Rica
    CRCCosta Rica
  • Panama
    PANPanama
  • Haiti
    HAIHaiti
  • Jamaica
    JAMJamaica
Group C
  • USA
    USAUSA
  • Trinidad and Tobago
    TRITrinidad and Tobago
  • Guatemala
    GUAGuatemala
  • St. Vincent / Grenadines
    VINSt. Vincent / Grenadines
The group winners and runners-up of each group advance to Round Five.

Round 5NOV 2016 - OCT 2017

6
The 6 teams qualifying from Round Four will take part in Round Five.
The 6 teams will be placed into one round-robin, home-and-away group of six teams.
  • Costa Rica
    CRCCosta Rica
  • Mexico
    MEXMexico
  • Panama
    PANPanama
  • Honduras
    HONHonduras
  • Trinidad and Tobago
    TRITrinidad and Tobago
  • USA
    USAUSA
The fourth placed team advances to the intercontinental play-off.
The top three placed teams will qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.

Play-offNOV 2017

2
The 2 teams will be paired into 1 home-and-away series.
The 2 PMAs participating in the CONCACAF-Asian Zone play-off will meet each other home and away.
  • 1
  • VS
The winner will qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.
2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)
14 Jun - 15 Jul
3 + 0.5
The three teams qualified from Round 5 and the winners of the intercontinental play-off.
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