Concacaf. Qatar 2022 qualifying start canceled in October

The health situation in the American continent due to the pandemic of Covid-19 forced FIFA and Concacaf to cancel the start of the World Cup qualifier towards Qatar 2022 than was scheduled for october, so that the entire calendar will be covered with effects on Mexico, even though the beginning of their participation in the qualifying It was already scheduled to be until mid-2021.

The First Phase of the Concacaf qualifier was going to start next month with a round between 30 countries (the worst placed in the FIFA Ranking), where they would come from in March 3 teams to classify the definitive Octagonal, in which There are already 5 classified, one of them Mexico.

When will Mexico’s participation in the Concacaf octagonal begin?

However, the cancellation of FIFA dates of this October and November in Concacaf will cause a readjustment in the entire tie schedule, so that the Tricolor will no longer start the Octagonal in June 2021 but in September of that year.

WILL YOU REACH THE CALENDAR? YES WITH TRIPLE FIFA DATES

He Octagonal requires that each of the last eight teams profiled to the World Cup I played 14 games, so for this they are necessary 7 FIFA dates doubles, that is, 7 windows of the international calendar in which, in each one of them, a pair of national team games is played.

But the biggest complication involved postponement from the start of the tie is that Concacaf I had already configured the Octagonal calendar to take advantage of the seven available FIFA windows that were available from June 2021 and until before the World Cup, which will start in November 2022.

However, when starting the Octagonal in September 2021 only five FIFA Dates will be available, so it would be possible that these be triple and not doubleAccording to Concacaf sources consulted by Mediotiempo, who detailed the announcement that the organization made this Tuesday.

“Many parts of the region continue to experience very challenging public health situations and that has been a key factor in this decision. In addition, several confederation countries have applied travel restrictions and quarantine requirements that would make it extremely difficult for 30 national teams to play international matches, ”the statement said.

Is so the First Phase of the eliminatory will begin no longer in this October but until March 2021. In this instance, the 30 teams will be grouped into 6 groups of 5 teams and the winner of each sector will go on to a “playoffs” or Second Round of the tie.

What teams are classified?

Those “playoffs” will be played in 3 series, whose winner will classify the Octagonal (Third Phase of the tie) to complete the eight teams, since for now there are 5:

  • Mexico
  • U.S
  • Costa Rica
  • Honduras
  • Jamaica.

EL TATA WILL HEAT ENGINES IN 2021 GOLD CUP

Another change implied by the postponement of the start of the tie is that the 2021 Gold Cup It will be the last chance for Tata Martino to have the full team in preparation for the start of the road to Qatar 2022.

The Concacaf national team tournament will be in July 2021 and hence a couple of months later the Octagonal will be starting.

TRI KEEPS GAMES VS. COSTA RICA AND HOLLAND

Despite the cancellation of the start of the tie in Concacaf for October, the Mexican National Team for the moment maintains the friendly on September 30 against Costa Rica behind closed doors at the Azteca Stadium, where El Tri will have only Liga MX players, although in recent days in the Tico country they have shown fear of traveling to Mexico.

After that, Mexico agreed to a tour of Europe to face the Netherlands on October 7 in Amsterdam and New Zealand on the 11th of that month, possibly in The Hague because the venue has yet to be confirmed, although the most important thing that is pending, and what the Mexican Soccer Federation is waiting for, are the immigration permits for the players and the staff can enter Holland.

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The ‘Zurdo’ López underwent a catheterization and it is studied if they should operate

The former Junior Technician Miguel Ángel López was hospitalized last Monday morning at the Clínica del Caribe, after feeling discomfort and abnormal pressure.

The news was known through social networks, after one of his pupils in the rojiblanco team, former striker Martín Arzuaga, reported his health status through Twitter.

“Let us put in our prayers Professor Miguel Ángel López, who suffered an acute myocardial infarction,” wrote the ‘Toro’.

Until the closing of this edition, no official medical report was known about the state of health of the ‘Zurdo’.

The Argentine, champion with the Sharks in 2004, has been based in Barranquilla for several years.

Francisco Arias, who works as López’s assistant, assures that the 78-year-old veteran helmsman “is stable, calm and in good spirits”, waiting for what the doctors decide.

“Still under observation. They’ve already had a catheterization that resulted in a clogged artery. The possibility of open heart surgery or another type of intervention is being studied, ”Arias told EL HERALDO.

The former technician, according to Arias, remains in constant communication with those closest to him. His relatives in Argentina have already been informed and are aware of his health, like many of Junior’s fans who have a feeling of admiration and gratitude for the star he helped embroider on the shield in 2004.

In dialogue with EL HERALDO, a few months ago, ‘El Zurdo’ had sent a message of affection and gratitude to the rojiblanca fans, in the midst of confinement due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“I want to thank you for the affection that I always receive. I miss you. Thank you for making my days happy, ”said the historic Argentine coach at the time.

Miguel Ángel López was the coach of Junior’s fifth star in the second half of 2004, in that remembered final against Atlético Nacional, where the rojiblancos won 3-0 in the first leg, in Barranquilla, and then fell 5-2 in Medellín , saving himself in the last minutes with the remembered goal of Argentine defender Walter Ribonetto. The Sharks prevailed on penalties 5-4.

He directed the Barranquilla team on seven occasions. Without a doubt, he is a character that is 100% linked to junior history.

‘El Zurdo’ made his debut as a professional footballer at the University of Córdoba in 1962 and retired in 1975 at Atlético Nacional, a club where he made his debut as a coach a year later.

During his long coaching career, he has twice managed América de México, with whom he won two league titles in 1985 and a Concacaf Champions League in 1992.

He was also in the Independiente de Avellaneda, with which he raised the title of the South American Super Cup in 1995, and also in the Argentine Boca Juniors, Rosario Central, Ferro Carril Oeste and Arsenal.

He also went through the Mexican Chivas de Guadalajara, Santos Laguna, Toluca, León, Atlético Celaya and Puebla, as well as Al-Ahli from Saudi Arabia and Badajoz from Spain.

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The ‘Zurdo’ López underwent a catheterization and it is studied if they should operate

The former Junior Technician Miguel Ángel López was hospitalized last Monday morning at the Clínica del Caribe, after feeling discomfort and abnormal pressure.

The news was known through social networks, after one of his pupils in the rojiblanco team, former striker Martín Arzuaga, reported his health status through Twitter.

“Let us put in our prayers Professor Miguel Ángel López, who suffered an acute myocardial infarction,” wrote the ‘Toro’.

Until the closing of this edition, no official medical report was known about the state of health of the ‘Zurdo’.

The Argentine, champion with the Sharks in 2004, has been based in Barranquilla for several years.

Francisco Arias, who works as López’s assistant, assures that the 78-year-old veteran helmsman “is stable, calm and in good spirits”, waiting for what the doctors decide.

“Still under observation. They’ve already had a catheterization that resulted in a clogged artery. The possibility of open heart surgery or another type of intervention is being studied, ”Arias told EL HERALDO.

The former technician, according to Arias, remains in constant communication with those closest to him. His relatives in Argentina have already been informed and are aware of his health, like many of Junior’s fans who have a feeling of admiration and gratitude for the star he helped embroider on the shield in 2004.

In dialogue with EL HERALDO, a few months ago, ‘El Zurdo’ had sent a message of affection and gratitude to the rojiblanca fans, in the midst of confinement due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“I want to thank you for the affection that I always receive. I miss you. Thank you for making my days happy, ”said the historic Argentine coach at the time.

Miguel Ángel López was the coach of Junior’s fifth star in the second half of 2004, in that remembered final against Atlético Nacional, where the rojiblancos won 3-0 in the first leg, in Barranquilla, and then fell 5-2 in Medellín , saving himself in the last minutes with the remembered goal of Argentine defender Walter Ribonetto. The Sharks prevailed on penalties 5-4.

He directed the Barranquilla team on seven occasions. Without a doubt, he is a character that is 100% linked to junior history.

‘El Zurdo’ made his debut as a professional footballer at the University of Córdoba in 1962 and retired in 1975 at Atlético Nacional, a club where he made his debut as a coach a year later.

During his long coaching career, he has twice managed América de México, with whom he won two league titles in 1985 and a Concacaf Champions League in 1992.

He was also in the Independiente de Avellaneda, with which he raised the title of the South American Super Cup in 1995, and also in the Argentine Boca Juniors, Rosario Central, Ferro Carril Oeste and Arsenal.

He also went through the Mexican Chivas de Guadalajara, Santos Laguna, Toluca, León, Atlético Celaya and Puebla, as well as Al-Ahli from Saudi Arabia and Badajoz from Spain.

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