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Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup Thread
« Reply #90 on: March 26, 2021, 08:12:27 AM »
What !!!!! No fire and thunder this morning on the thread. Winning is all that matters! Congrats.!

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« Reply #91 on: March 26, 2021, 10:50:41 PM »
I not counting no chickens, but the winner of our group will play which group winner in the 2nd rounds  ? or id it a home and away with all the other 5 ? I think it's the former, but can't find which plays which.

"New format
On 27 July 2020, CONCACAF announced a new qualifying format for the World Cup.[6]

First round: CONCACAF teams ranked 6 to 35 based on the FIFA rankings of July 2020 are drawn into six groups of five and play single round-robin matches (two home and two away), with group winners qualifying for the second round.
Second round: The six first round group winners will play in a two-legged home-and-away series. The three winners will advance to the final round.
Third round: The three second round winners will join the top five CONCACAF teams based on the FIFA rankings of July 2020 and play home-and-away round-robin matches in one single group. The top three teams qualify for the World Cup, and the fourth-placed team advances to the inter-confederation play-offs."


Ok found it..Was in same Wiki

Second round
Main article: 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – CONCACAF Second Round
The second round will see the six group winners from the first round playing in three home-and-away ties of predetermined pairings. The winners will advance to the third round.

Team 1   Agg.   Team 2   1st leg   2nd leg
First round Group F winner      First round Group A winner   12 Jun   15 Jun
First round Group E winner      First round Group B winner   12 Jun   15 Jun
First round Group D winner      First round Group C winner   12 Jun   15 Jun
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« Reply #93 on: March 28, 2021, 01:43:51 AM »
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« Reply #95 on: March 28, 2021, 07:53:41 AM »
it difficult to measure how much of d SVG result is SVG looking woeful and how much is Curacao being competent, We take seven from d states but I can't honestly say dat all ah we player look like dey shoelaces were tied together, some yes but not all....SVG seems to have lost a step.....or three, dey won't really good, but ah cyah remember dem lookin dis awful even when we gih den 6
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I pity the fool....

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« Reply #96 on: March 28, 2021, 10:51:29 AM »
SVG not looking good at the moment. No surprises in those results, although arguably BVI did better than expected.

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« Reply #98 on: March 29, 2021, 12:41:49 AM »
Montserrat have thr strongest team in their history, so if they were going to seriously threaten now is the time

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« Reply #99 on: March 29, 2021, 07:13:56 AM »
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« Reply #100 on: March 29, 2021, 10:41:17 AM »
WATCH: Cayman Islands president, Alfredo Whittaker, speaking about the logistical challenges of playing during COVID-19. He stresses that the federation has kept a promise made to players of the Cayman Islands regarding participation in all official tournaments. Whittaker was speaking several days prior to the postponement of the Canada vs. Cayman Islands (described below).

Whittaker confirmed off air that his association is spending around $214,000 to cater the travel costs, stayover, stadium rental, player wages and much more. He noted that over $30,000 is being spent on airfare and each player will receive a stipend of $100 per day.


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Canada's WC qualifying game postponed
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The complexities of executing sporting events in a global pandemic were illustrated Sunday when Canada's World Cup qualifier against the Cayman Islands was pushed back a day to Monday.

At issue were the pre-match COVID-19 tests taken by the Cayman Islands delegation, which did not meet FIFA requirements.

It appears the Caymans delegation did its best but was foiled by a plane ride from hell as it tried to get to Florida from Suriname, where it lost 3-0 on Wednesday in the capital of Paramaribo.

Alfredo Whittaker, president of the Cayman Islands Football Association, said his team missed its scheduled testing upon arrival because of travel issues.

The team's charter was originally scheduled to arrive at a private airport in Sarasota, only to be turned away by U.S. Customs. The plane was diverted to Miami but, as it was about to descend, the pilot was told he could not land because it was not a scheduled flight. The plane eventually landed in Tampa with the team not getting to its hotel until 1:30 a.m. local time Friday.

The delegation underwent a rapid antigen test, which detects protein fragments specific to COVID-19. While the rapid test can deliver results in as quick as 15 minutes, the results are not always accurate.

FIFA requires a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test which is considered the gold standard in testing for the virus. It involves a lab testing a sample typically collected using a swab inserted into a person’s nose or throat. Turnaround time for the PCR test is longer.

"We did a rapid test because there was no lab around the area that would give us results until Monday or Tuesday," Whittaker said. "But miraculously we managed to get that lab that was originally closed on Saturday and Sunday to open for us (Sunday)."

The results are expected to be ready between 2 and 3 p.m. ET Monday, ahead of the 6 p.m. kickoff at the IMG Academy in Bradenton.

News of the one-day postponement came out Sunday in brief releases from Canada Soccer and FIFA in the hour before the scheduled 4 p.m. kickoff. The decision to delay the match was made "to ensure the safety of all participants in the match," according to FIFA.

Whittaker said Canada Soccer had been "very understanding."

"We're living in difficult times. These are requirements and we respect requirements," he added.

Whittaker noted the Caymans have been pretty much COVID-free.

According to the Cayman Islands government website, the country had 487 confirmed cases of COVID and two deaths as of Friday. The four most recent cases were tourists, who tested positive following routine screening.

As of Friday, 28,861 (44 per cent of the estimated population) had received at least one dose of the Pfizer vaccine, with 26 per cent having completed the two-dose course.

The Canadian team was still at its hotel in nearby Sarasota when it got news of the problem Sunday. Canada coach John Herdman said his squad took news of the postponement in stride, after some initial "disappointment, shock."

"I think we're used to the many ups and downs that this world keeps throwing at us," Herdman said in a video posted by Canada Soccer.

"If anything we'll look at the positives which are more recovery, more regen time for those players that played on Thursday," he added.

Herdman said he pulled his team's leadership group together in wake of the news. The decision was made to go ahead and hold a "light, bright" training session Sunday.

"We just turn the page and (Monday) will be the big day for us."

Canada Soccer said teams are required to provide FIFA with negative COVID-19 PCR test results for all players and staff taken no earlier than 72 hours before accessing the venue. Without the test results, teams can't access the stadium.

Canada Soccer said it had "engaged a laboratory to be on-site with the team to conduct its testing" and that all of its players and staff had received negative testing before arriving and while in camp in Florida.

Sunday's game was officially a home game for the Caymans. But the three-island group has the same 14-day quarantine as Canada so opted to shift the site to Bradenton.

The current FIFA international window runs through Tuesday for CONCACAF teams. But the delay in the Caymans game means extending whatever quarantines are in place at the other end when player return home.

Canada captain Atiba Hutchinson left Friday to return to his club team Besiktas in Turkey as part of an apparent prearranged deal.

The Canadian men are ranked 73rd in the world, 120 places above the Cayman part-timers.
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Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup Thread
« Reply #102 on: March 29, 2021, 11:58:33 AM »
"We did a rapid test because there was no lab around the area that would give us results until Monday or Tuesday," Whittaker said. "But miraculously we managed to get that lab that was originally closed on Saturday and Sunday to open for us (Sunday)."

It seems not only TT in the same covid boat. It is so sad. None one the Concacaf countries with resources or Concacaf tired to help the smaller or least fortunate countries with the incredible laborious logistics. The rum and coconut drinkers are on their own.

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« Reply #103 on: March 29, 2021, 07:17:10 PM »
Cayman Islands 0 - Canada 11
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« Reply #104 on: March 29, 2021, 07:22:42 PM »
It seems not only TT in the same covid boat. It is so sad. None one the Concacaf countries with resources or Concacaf tired to help the smaller or least fortunate countries with the incredible laborious logistics. The rum and coconut drinkers are on their own.

Quite right. Very striking. Seems that more should have been done. Here's a team that invested a lot of resources to place itself in the crosshair of an 11-0 loss as a servant of CONCACAF football.
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« Reply #105 on: March 29, 2021, 07:31:58 PM »
Cayman Islands 0 - Canada 11
:o Looks like Canada sent a message.

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« Reply #106 on: March 29, 2021, 07:55:49 PM »
It seems not only TT in the same covid boat. It is so sad. None one the Concacaf countries with resources or Concacaf tired to help the smaller or least fortunate countries with the incredible laborious logistics. The rum and coconut drinkers are on their own.

Quite right. Very striking. Seems that more should have been done. Here's a team that invested a lot of resources to place itself in the crosshair of an 11-0 loss as a servant of CONCACAF football.
please, cayman is simply the second worst pick up team this side of the Atlantic after angulla, didn’t we beat Anguilla recently by the same ridiculous margin? to prove my point tomorrow barbados plays anguilla and I’m betting that they win handsomely by more than 5 clear goals. they are the andora and the feroe islands of the caribbean. touché. big deal.
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« Reply #107 on: March 30, 2021, 03:05:11 AM »
It seems not only TT in the same covid boat. It is so sad. None one the Concacaf countries with resources or Concacaf tired to help the smaller or least fortunate countries with the incredible laborious logistics. The rum and coconut drinkers are on their own.

Quite right. Very striking. Seems that more should have been done. Here's a team that invested a lot of resources to place itself in the crosshair of an 11-0 loss as a servant of CONCACAF football.
please, cayman is simply the second worst pick up team this side of the Atlantic after angulla, didn’t we beat Anguilla recently by the same ridiculous margin? to prove my point tomorrow barbados plays anguilla and I’m betting that they win handsomely by more than 5 clear goals. they are the andora and the feroe islands of the caribbean. touché. big deal.

I hear yuh ... However, if I design a tournament that includes a team (its quality aside), I need to weigh in at less than armslength. Even more when there is an umbrella organization and member associations. Recall this is a factor in Haiti having a woeful opening match in Olympic qualifying.
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« Reply #108 on: March 30, 2021, 10:10:55 AM »
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« Reply #109 on: March 30, 2021, 06:30:05 PM »
Guyana 4-0 The Bahamas
Belize 5-0 Turks and Caicos Islands
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 3-0 British Virgin Islands
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« Reply #110 on: March 30, 2021, 06:54:02 PM »
Guyana 4-0 The Bahamas
Belize 5-0 Turks and Caicos Islands
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 3-0 British Virgin Islands
latapy catching hell to best anguilla, wouldn’t that be a slap in the face to lose to or draw with anguilla...the worst team in fifa?

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« Reply #111 on: March 30, 2021, 07:09:23 PM »
Grenada vs USVI 1-0 FT

Bermuda vs Aruba 2-0 HT

Barbados vs Anguilla 0-0 at 79'.
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« Reply #112 on: March 30, 2021, 07:13:45 PM »
Guyana 4-0 The Bahamas
Belize 5-0 Turks and Caicos Islands
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 3-0 British Virgin Islands
latapy catching hell to best anguilla, wouldn’t that be a slap in the face to lose to or draw with anguilla...the worst team in fifa?

Barbados just scored.
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« Reply #114 on: April 02, 2021, 06:02:12 AM »


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