World Cup 2014 Qualifying Fixtures, Results & Table: North, Central America & Caribbean CONCACAF
The North, Central America & Caribbean Zone has 3.5 spots for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
There are four rounds of qualifying to determine the eventual qualifying teams. Mexico, USA and Costa Rica are fancied to progress with the bookmakers.
The 10 lowest ranked Participating Member Associations (PMAs) - based on the FIFA World Ranking of March 2011 - took part in Round One. The 10 teams were paired into 5 home-and-away legs played from 15 June - 17 July 2011. The 5 winners advanced to Round Two.
The 5 Round One winners (see above) join the 19 next highest-ranked Participating Member Associations (PMAs) - based on the FIFA World Ranking of March 2011 - that all received a bye in Round One. These 24 teams will be drawn into 6 groups of 4 teams each. The matches are slated to be played from 2 September - 15 November 2011. All 6 group winners advance to the Round Three.
In Round Three, the 6 group winners from Round Two join the remaining 6 teams that received byes for Round One and Round Two. The 12 teams will be drawn into 3 groups of 4 teams each. The matches are slated to be played from 8 June - 16 October 2012. The group winners and runners-up advance to Round Four.
The remaining six teams play off in a home-and-away group. The top 3 teams qualify for Brazil. The 4th placed team enters the Inter-continental play-offs.