2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – CONCACAF Fifth Round

Last updated on 15 October 2017

The fifth round (also known as the Hexagonal or Hex) of CONCACAF matches for 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification was played from 11 November 2016 to 10 October 2017.[1][2]

Format

A total of six teams which had advanced from the fourth round (the three group winners and the three group runners-up) played against each other home-and-away in a double round-robin format in a single group. The top three teams in the group qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and the fourth-placed team advanced to the inter-confederation play-offs to face the fifth-placed team from the AFC.[1] This stage is referred to as the Hexagonal or Hex, and has been used by CONCACAF to determine its World Cup finals entrants since the qualification tournament for the 1998 FIFA World Cup. The United States, Mexico, and Costa Rica have qualified for every "Hex" since it first began in 1998.

The draw for the fifth round (to decide the fixtures) was held on 8 July 2016, 10:00 EDT (UTC−4), at the CONCACAF headquarters in Miami Beach, United States.[3][4][5] As the draw was held before the fourth round was completed, the identities of the fourth round qualifiers were not known at the time of the draw, except for Mexico which were by then already confirmed as winners of Group A.

Qualified teams

Group
(4th round)
Winners Runners-up
A  Mexico  Honduras
B  Costa Rica  Panama
C  United States  Trinidad and Tobago

The draw position of each team (to decide the fixtures) was as follows.

Note: Bolded teams qualified for the World Cup. Italicised teams advanced to the inter-confederation play-offs.

Draw
position[5]
Team
1  United States
2  Panama
3  Honduras
4  Costa Rica
5  Mexico
6  Trinidad and Tobago

Standings

2018 FIFA World Cup qualification tiebreakers
In league format, the ranking of teams in each group is based on the following criteria (regulations Articles 20.6 and 20.7):[6]
  1. Points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss)
  2. Overall goal difference
  3. Overall goals scored
  4. Points in matches between tied teams
  5. Goal difference in matches between tied teams
  6. Goals scored in matches between tied teams
  7. Away goals scored in matches between tied teams (if the tie is only between two teams in home-and-away league format)
  8. Fair play points
    • first yellow card: minus 1 point
    • indirect red card (second yellow card): minus 3 points
    • direct red card: minus 4 points
    • yellow card and direct red card: minus 5 points
  9. Drawing of lots by the FIFA Organising Committee
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Mexico 10 6 3 1 16 7 +9 21 Qualification to 2018 FIFA World Cup 2–0 1–0 3–0 1–1 3–1
2  Costa Rica 10 4 4 2 14 8 +6 16 1–1 0–0 1–1 4–0 2–1
3  Panama 10 3 4 3 9 10 −1 13 0–0 2–1 2–2 1–1 3–0
4  Honduras 10 3 4 3 13 19 −6 13 Advance to inter-confederation play-offs 3–2 1–1 0–1 1–1 3–1
5  United States 10 3 3 4 17 13 +4 12 1–2 0–2 4–0 6–0 2–0
6  Trinidad and Tobago 10 2 0 8 7 19 −12 6 0–1 0–2 1–0 1–2 2–1
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers

Matches

11 November 2016 (2016-11-11)
14:35 UTC−6
Honduras  0–1  Panama
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)
Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula
Attendance: 38,000
Referee: Yadel Martínez (Cuba)

11 November 2016 (2016-11-11)
19:05 UTC−4
Trinidad and Tobago  0–2  Costa Rica
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)
Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain
Attendance: 13,500
Referee: Óscar Moncada (Honduras)

11 November 2016 (2016-11-11)
20:01 UTC−5
United States  1–2  Mexico
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)

15 November 2016 (2016-11-15)
16:05 UTC−6
Honduras  3–1  Trinidad and Tobago
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)

15 November 2016 (2016-11-15)
20:05 UTC−6
Costa Rica  4–0  United States
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)

15 November 2016 (2016-11-15)
21:05 UTC−5
Panama  0–0  Mexico
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)
Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City
Attendance: 26,500
Referee: Ricardo Montero (Costa Rica)

24 March 2017 (2017-03-24)
19:00 UTC−4
Trinidad and Tobago  1–0  Panama
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)
Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Melvin Matamoros (Honduras)

24 March 2017 (2017-03-24)
19:50 UTC−6
Mexico  2–0  Costa Rica
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)
Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Attendance: 61,697
Referee: John Pitti (Panama)

24 March 2017 (2017-03-24)
19:55 UTC−7
United States  6–0  Honduras
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)

28 March 2017 (2017-03-28)
15:00 UTC−6
Honduras  1–1  Costa Rica
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)

28 March 2017 (2017-03-28)
19:00 UTC−4
Trinidad and Tobago  0–1  Mexico
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)
Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain
Attendance: 14,822
Referee: Valdin Legister (Jamaica)

28 March 2017 (2017-03-28)
21:05 UTC−5
Panama  1–1  United States
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)

8 June 2017 (2017-06-08)
18:00 UTC−6
United States  2–0  Trinidad and Tobago
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)
Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City
Attendance: 19,188
Referee: Óscar Moncada (Honduras)

8 June 2017 (2017-06-08)
20:00 UTC−6
Costa Rica  0–0  Panama
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)

8 June 2017 (2017-06-08)
21:00 UTC−5
Mexico  3–0  Honduras
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)
Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Attendance: 38,565
Referee: Drew Fischer (Canada)

11 June 2017 (2017-06-11)[note 2]
19:30 UTC−5
Mexico  1–1  United States
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)
Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Attendance: 71,319
Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)

13 June 2017 (2017-06-13)
20:35 UTC−5
Panama  2–2  Honduras
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)

13 June 2017 (2017-06-13)
20:00 UTC−6
Costa Rica  2–1  Trinidad and Tobago
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)
Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San José
Attendance: 34,429
Referee: Yadel Martínez (Cuba)

1 September 2017 (2017-09-01)
18:55 UTC−4
United States  0–2  Costa Rica
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)
Red Bull Arena, Harrison
Attendance: 26,500
Referee: John Pitti (Panama)

1 September 2017 (2017-09-01)
20:00 UTC−4
Trinidad and Tobago  1–2  Honduras
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)
Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva
Attendance: 5,002
Referee: Fernando Guerrero (Mexico)

1 September 2017 (2017-09-01)
20:30 UTC−5
Mexico  1–0  Panama
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)

5 September 2017 (2017-09-05)
15:36 UTC−6
Honduras  1–1  United States
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)

5 September 2017 (2017-09-05)
20:05 UTC−6
Costa Rica  1–1  Mexico
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)

5 September 2017 (2017-09-05)
21:05 UTC−5
Panama  3–0  Trinidad and Tobago
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)

6 October 2017 (2017-10-06)
19:35 UTC−4
United States  4–0  Panama
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)

6 October 2017 (2017-10-06)
20:40 UTC−5
Mexico  3–1  Trinidad and Tobago
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)
Estadio Alfonso Lastras, San Luis Potosí
Attendance: 25,111
Referee: Kimbell Ward (Saint Kitts and Nevis)

7 October 2017 (2017-10-07)[note 3]
16:00 UTC−6
Costa Rica  1–1  Honduras
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)

10 October 2017 (2017-10-10)
18:00 UTC−6
Honduras  3–2  Mexico
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)

10 October 2017 (2017-10-10)
19:00 UTC−5
Panama  2–1  Costa Rica
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)

10 October 2017 (2017-10-10)
20:00 UTC−4
Trinidad and Tobago  2–1  United States
Report (FIFA)
Report (CONCACAF)
Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Marlon Mejia (El Salvador)

Goalscorers

There were 76 goals scored in 30 matches, for an average of 2.53 goals per match.

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

Notes

  1. ^ Honduras were sanctioned by FIFA to play one home match (against Costa Rica on 28 March 2017) away from Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, for several incidents during their home match against Panama.[7]
  2. ^ The Mexico v United States match was brought forward from 13 June 2017 to accommodate Mexico's participation in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.[8]
  3. ^ The Costa Rica v Honduras match was originally scheduled for 6 October 2017, 20:00 local time, but was postponed to the next day, 16:00 local time, because of Tropical Storm Nate.[9][10]

References

External links

This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by authors (here).
Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license; additional terms may apply.
Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.