El Tri put five past Bermuda on Friday to move level on points with their competition, but Gerardo Martino's side can establish daylight for the first time with victory in Mexico City. Panama haven't won any of their last seven meetings with this opponent and last defeated Mexico in July ; however, Mexico have also failed to score more than once in 90 minutes in their last six encounters. The visitors are hoping for a miracle at the Azteca on Matchday 4, while Mexico will view this as their first opportunity to set the order in Group B.
The restructured competition will be composed of two parts, which will take place simultaneously during the FIFA-match windows in and For the group stage, these 29 participating Concacaf Member Associations will be divided into eight groups [five groups of four teams and three groups of three teams].
After home-and-away round robin play during the FIFA Match windows of September, October and November of , the first-place finishers in each of the eight group will qualify for the knock out stage.
The quarter finals, semifinals and final matches of the knock out phase will all be played in a home-and-away direct elimination format, during the FIFA Match windows of March, June and September The winner of the knockout phase will face the fourth-place finisher of the Hexagonal group to determine the Concacaf representative in the FIFA intercontinental playoff.
Alongside the Concacaf Nations League, and our expanded Gold Cup, it will raise standards of play to unprecedented levels and develop the sport across the region. Related Stories.