Reid advises Caribbean islands to take Nations League seriously

Voice of CONCACAF Caribbean Director of Football Horace Reid

Director of Caribbean football at CONCACAF, Jamaica's Horace Reid says the CONCACAF Nations League will determine the seedings for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. In past, World Cup qualifying cycles, the FIFA rankings were used; however, come July when the draw is done, it will be a different scenario.

Reid has stressed that Caribbean nations such as Jamaica take the Nations League seriously. “What this will do is open doors for potentially other big tournaments,” he said. Jamaica's next fixture in the CONCACAF Nations League will be on March 23 against El Salvador in San Salvador. A victory there will not only book Jamaica's passage into the Gold Cup, but it will also put Jamaica in League "A" for the 2019-2020 season of the Nations League. 

The 2019 edition of the CONCACAF Gold Cup will see a Caribbean nation host two fixtures. Reid has hinted that Jamaica is one of four CFU members that could host the games. “Whether it’s Trinidad, Haiti, Jamaica or Bermuda, it’s important that it be a successful event,” said Reid.

The decision regarding which Caribbean member will host the two games at the Gold Cup will be decided in March after the fourth match day of the CONCACAF Nations League. Reid also added that Jamaica could host the final round of the Caribbean Club Championship.

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