Costa Rica Sports – Costa Rica will start world Cup qualifying on the road against Trinidad & Tobago.
The United States’ 4-0 runaway win against Trinidad and Tobago earned the team top spot in Group C and booked them a Hexagonal-opening date with Group A winners Mexico at site yet to be determined in America on Nov. 11.
Joining the U.S. and Mexico in the Hexagonal phase of qualifying for CONCACAF’s places at the 2018 World Cup in Russia are Group B winners Costa Rica, and the three group runners-up Honduras, Panama and Trinidad and Tobago.
The Hexagonal, a 10-match schedule for each of the participating countries, is played from November 2016 through October 2017. The top three finishers advance directly to the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The fourth-place team will play an intercontinental home-and-away playoff in November 2017, against a team from the Asian Football Confederation.
Full draw and schedule:
Team 1: C1 United States
Team 2: B2 Panama
Team 3: A2 Honduras
Team 4: B1 Costa Rica
Team 5: A1 Mexico
Team 6: C2 Trinidad and Tobago
Matchday 1: Friday, Nov. 11, 2016
United States vs. Mexico, Honduras vs. Panama, Trinidad and Tobago vs. Costa Rica
Matchday 2: Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016
Costa Rica vs. United States, Panama vs. Mexico, Honduras vs. Trinidad and Tobago
Matchday 3: Friday, March 24, 2017
United States vs. Honduras, Trinidad and Tobago vs. Panama, Mexico vs. Costa Rica
Matchday 4: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Panama vs. United States, Honduras vs. Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago vs. Mexico
Matchday 5: Wednesday, June 7 or Thursday, June 8, 2017 TBD*
United States vs. Trinidad and Tobago, Costa Rica vs. Panama, Mexico vs. Honduras
Matchday 6: Sunday, June 11 or Monday, June 12, 2017, TBD*
Mexico vs. United States, Panama vs. Honduras, Costa Rica vs. Trinidad and Tobago
Matchday 7: Friday, Sept. 1, 2017
United States vs. Costa Rica, Mexico vs. Panama, Trinidad and Tobago vs. Honduras
Matchday 8: Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017
Honduras vs. United States, Panama vs. Trinidad and Tobago, Costa Rica vs. Mexico
Matchday 9: Friday, Oct. 6, 2017
United States vs. Panama, Costa Rica vs. Honduras, Mexico vs. Trinidad and Tobago
Matchday 10: (*matches kickoff simultaneously) Friday, Oct. 10, 2017
Trinidad and Tobago vs. United States, Panama vs. Costa Rica, Honduras vs. Mexico