Reggae Boyz to face Nicaragua in World Cup qualifiers

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Jamaica will face Nicaragua in their third round - 2018 World Cup qualifiers beginning at the end of August.

The Reggae Boyz joins the qualification at this stage in a two way play-off in a bid to advance to the fourth round.

The six third-round winners qualify for the fourth round along with the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras, Panama and Trinidad and Tobago who receive a bye. This consists of three groups of four and the top two qualify for the fifth round.

The fifth round is played as a six-team competition called the “HEX”. The top three qualify for the World Cup and the fourth goes into an inter-continental play-off with the fifth-placed team from Asia.

Third round (two-legged ties, played from August 31-September 8):

Curacao v El Salvador

Canada v Belize

Grenada v Haiti

Jamaica v Nicaragua

St Vincent and the Grenadines v Aruba

Antigua and Barbuda v Guatemala

Fourth round (group stage):

Mexico, Honduras, Curacao/El Salvador, Canada/Belize

Costa Rica, Panama, Grenada/Haiti, Jamaica/Nicaragua

United States, Trinidad and Tobago, St Vincent and the Grenadines/Aruba, Antigua and Barbuda/Guatemala.

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