Mexico go against Jamaica and Suriname in the 2022-23 Nations League

Mexico You already know your competition in the second edition of CONCACAF League of NationsWhich will take place between June 2022 and June 2023. After the draw ceremony to determine the standings of Leagues A, B and C, which was held on 4 April, the tricolor team will face Jamaica and Suriname during the group stage of the First Division A, which is the highest ranked division.

The group stage will take place between June 2022 and March 2023. Mexico will have to play four matches, two at home in addition to their respective visits to Jamaica And the Suriname. In League A there are a total of four groups of three teams each; The leaderboards will qualify for the finals to be held in June 2023 for the title hunt.

The The League of Nations It is a tournament that has appeared in confederations such as CONCACAF And the UEFA (Europe) since 2018 so that member teams have activity with official matches during the months when there are no World Cup qualifiers or continental tournament qualifiers (Gold Cup and European Championship). In this way, the goal FIFA It is to encourage leaving friendly matches with a low level of sport and audience to generate a more competitive offer.

contest format CONCACAF It consists of 41 teams being divided into three leagues: A, B and C, where A is the highest and C is the lowest. Top 12 Ranked Teams in FIFA Direct access to League A, 16 teams go to League B and the last 13 teams participate in League C. At the end of each edition, the best teams in Leagues B and C have the right to be promoted to Leagues A and B respectively; On the contrary, the worst drop in the category.

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Mexico took second place in the first edition of The League of Nations, which took place between September 2018 and June 2021. On that occasion, they had to play the group stage against Panama and Bermuda, winning four matches to reach the finals, beating Costa Rica in the semi-finals but losing to the United States. With a narrow score 3-2.

Not only because of their runner-up, but because they are currently ranked 9th in the FIFA World Ranking, Mexico automatically qualified for the CONCACAF Nations League 2022-23 As the best player falls in League A with the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Panama, Jamaica, El Salvador, Honduras, Martinique, Curaçao, Suriname and Granada. It should be noted that El Salvador, Jamaica, Granada and Suriname got their promotion from League B.

Being in Tier 1 of League A along with the United States, Canada and Costa Rica, Mexico has avoided playing these matches in the group stage. Already in the draw, where the person in charge of drawing the balls was the newly retired Mexican striker, Uribe Peralta, El Tri set his fate against Jamaica as the pot 2 representative and Suriname as the pot 3 representative.

Within League A, the group leader will reach the finals of the title fight and will also receive a direct ticket to the 2023 Gold Cup. The second place in each group will only get a pass to the Gold Cup, while the third and last place will be relegated to League B for the next edition of Nations League.

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The other groups of Association A were incorporated as follows: Costa Rica, Panama and Martinique in group B; Canada, Honduras and Curaçao are in Group C. While the United States, El Salvador, and Granada are members of Group D.

Mexico just faced Jamaica during the CONCACAF octagonal final bound for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, winning 2-1 at the Azteca Stadium in September with the same score, but as a visitor to Kingston in January.

For their part, they faced Suriname only once during the CONCACAF Pre-World Championships heading to Argentina in 1978. It was on October 15, 1977 when Mexico defeated that team 8-1 at the University of Monterrey.

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