How many points did Mexico qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup?

After a tense battle with Canada and the United States, the Mexican National Team eventually prevailed and qualified for the World Cup in Qatar in 2022; ultimately, all three teams qualified directly.

How many points did Mexico qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup?
Supporter of the Mexican national soccer team. Credit: Selección Mexicana

The Mexican National Team will play in the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup after having qualified for the tournament in a new qualifying format with eight teams in the CONCACAF zone, in which the United States and Canada competed and at times pushed Mexico to third place, almost reaching the playoffs.

But after 14 intense dates of the Final Octagonal, Gerardo Martino's team secured its ticket and took place in Qatar, the World Cup to which Mexico is going for the eighth consecutive time.

The road was not an easy one, as the competition is growing in the region and the Aztec team had ups and downs, injuries, and situations that complicated their trip to the World Cup, but in the end, they won the second place of three passports that were awarded, plus a half-ticket that was won against another national team from around the world.

Mexico's points to go to Qatar 2022

Mexico began their journey by facing Jamaica in September 2021, by a score of 2-1, in a match in which they had no fans at the Azteca Stadium. From there, they went with a knife between their teeth to achieve their goal.

Canada and the United States, on the other hand, only managed to score one point each due to the draws they had in the first match, which put Mexico at the top of the standings.

after 14 intense matches, in which they won eight games, drew four, and lost two. They scored 17 goals and conceded eight. They totaled 28 points, tied with Canada, who came out on top on goal difference.

The United States advanced to third place with 25 points, and Costa Rica, with the same number of points, secured a playoff berth, then beat New Zealand and advanced to the World Cup.

The results of Mexico in the Concacaf classification

Mexico defeated Jamaica 2-1.

Costa Rica 0-1, Mexico

Mexico 1-1 Panama

Canada 1-1 Mexico

Honduras 3-0 Mexico

Mexico 0-2 El Salvador

Mexico defeats the United States 2-0.

Mexico defeats Canada 2-1.

Mexico 1-2 Jamaica

Costa Rica 0:0 Mexico

Mexico defeats Panama 1-0.

The United States 0-0 Mexico

Honduras 0-1, Mexico

El Salvador defeats Mexico 2-0.