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Concacaf's other 30 nations will compete for three additional spots in the final round. The octagonal will take place with four games per team in next June's double Fifa international match window followed by two apiece in September, October and November 2021, and two each in January and March 2022. By staying with a large total of teams in the final round, Concacaf ensured two high-profile, lucrative qualifiers between the US and Mexico.
Bolanos named league’s best player in Costa Rica at age of 36 Player ready for any challenge with national team "Costa Rica facing their toughest qualifying competition" Many felt there was no way back for Costa Rican Christian Bolanos in December 2017, when he announced he had failed to agree a contract renewal with Vancouver Whitecaps. Some went as far as suggesting that the then 33-year-old had played his last game.