In the run-up to the 2022 World Cup in November, the United States men’s national team will face El Salvador and Grenada in CONCACAF Nations League group stage action. Two group matches will be played in March, when the four group winners will advance to the semifinals, which will be held in June 2023. The dates and locations of all Nations League games have yet to be determined.
The USMNT’s June schedule will also include two friendlies against yet-to-be-determined opponents. These four matches are expected to feature the entire United States team in order to aid in preparations for the World Cup in Qatar.
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The CONCACAF Nations League is made up of 41 teams from North and Central America and the Caribbean that are divided into three leagues: A, B, and C, with promotion and relegation between each tier. The four groups in League A consist of:
A: Mexico, Jamaica, Suriname
B: Costa Rica, Panama, Martinique
C: Canada, Honduras, Curaçao
D: United States, El Salvador, Grenada
The CONCACAF Nations League group stage will also serve as a qualifier for the 2023 Gold Cup. League A group winners and runner-ups, as well as League B group winners, will automatically qualify for the tournament’s next edition. League A third-place finishers, League B runner-ups, and League C group winners will advance to the Gold Cup preliminary round.
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