Mexican National Teams Director Héctor González Iñárritu headed to Miami on Thursday to meet with representatives from the other five Federations set to play next year’s final round of CONCACAF qualifying.
In a split from past protocol, the six federations -- Mexico, the U.S., Costa Rica, Honduras, Jamaica and Panama -- will try to work out the calendar for next year’s Hexagonal among themselves.
In past years CONCACAF had drawn the schedule, leaving the dates and rivals to chance. If the six federations cannot come to an agreement on the scheduling of the matches, CONCACAF will host a draw in its Miami offices on November 7th.
El Tri will face off in the home-and-home playoff series with the other five nations beginning in February 2013. The region’s top three teams qualify directly for Brazil 2014, while the fourth place finisher will enter a playoff series with Oceania’s first place side, currently New Zealand.
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