Caribbean Football Union (CFU) President Gordon Derrick has congratulated the three member associations that advanced to Round Four of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.
Haiti, Jamaica and St. Vincent and the Grenadines will continue on the Road to Russia when the next round begins in November.
“We had seven teams in contention for next round berths and now that the number has been whittled down to three, we will continue to rally unswervingly with the teams standing insofar as the 2018 World Cup is concerned. On the broader level, our commitment remains unshakeable to all of our member associations that are in varying stages of the development process,” Derrick said.
Haiti advanced over Grenada on aggregate after regular time 6-1, after winning in St. George’s 3-1 and 3-0 in Port-Au-Prince; Jamaica stopped Nicaragua on aggregate 4-3 having lost in Kingston 2-3 and winning in Managua 2-0; and St. Vincent and the Grenadines moved on over Aruba on aggregate 3-2, after a 2-0 win in Arnos Vale and 2-1 defeat in Oranjestad.
Antigua and Barbuda’s 2018 World Cup chase ended after the team went down to Guatemala on aggregate 2-1 after winning 1-0 at home and losing 0-2 in Guatemala City. Curacao also came to the end of the road at the hands of El Salvador, which advanced on aggregate 2-0, after Curacao was defeated 1-0 in the home-and-away matches.