American qualifier on March 24 at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City | Taiwan News

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MIAMI (AP) — Mexico will play its World Cup qualifier on March 24 against the United States at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, where the Americans have 12 losses and four draws in qualifying.

The game will kick off at 8 p.m. local time (10 p.m. EDT), North and Central America and the Caribbean’s governing body for soccer announced Friday.

The United States host Panama three days later in Orlando, Florida, and complete qualifying against Costa Rica in San Jose, Costa Rica on March 30.

All four matches on the final night will kick off simultaneously at 9:05 p.m. EDT, CONCACAF said. Honduras is in Jamaica, El Salvador in Mexico and Canada in Panama.

Canada, aiming for its first World Cup appearance since 1986, leads North and Central America and the Caribbean with 25 points. The top three nations secure places for this year’s tournament in Qatar and fourth place qualify for the playoffs in June against Oceania champions, likely New Zealand.

The United States, which is trying to return to the football showcase after missing out on 2018, is second with 21 points, ahead of Mexico on goal difference. Panama is fourth with 17 points, followed by Costa Rica with 16 and El Salvador with nine.

Jamaica (seven) and Honduras (three) were eliminated.

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