The 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers are back, and it is the business end of the draw in the Concacaf region with Mexico hosting Jamaica on Thursday, streaming on Paramount+. Both sides will be keen to make a strong starts knowing that the USMNT and Canada will also meet over the next week as the race for a top-three berth takes shape.
Here is how you can watch the match and what to know:
Date: Thursday, Sept. 2 | Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
Location: Estadio Azteca -- Mexico City, Mexico
TV channel: Univision | Live stream: Paramount+
Odds: MEX -700; Draw +600; JAM +2000 (via Caesars Sportsbook)
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Mexico: Fresh from seeing the under-23s win a bronze medal in Tokyo this summer, El Tri will be looking to book their place in Qatar as swiftly as possible. Jamaica are arguably tougher than Costa Rica and Panama so could be key to Gerardo Martino's men getting off to a winning start.
Jamaica: Mexico is a tough start for the Jamaicans as they seek World Cup involvement for the first time since 1998 and only the second time ever. If they can take a point or more against El Tri, the Reggae Boyz could put themselves in a strong position if they beat Panama and Costa Rica. Strengthening Theodore Whitmore's cause are Michail Antonio and Kemar Roofe in attack.
Jamaica to spring a surprise and earn an impressive point in Mexico City. Antonio, Roofe and Leon Bailey will prove a handful for their Mexican hosts. Pick: Mexico 2, Jamaica 2