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VI drawn in tough Group C for World Cup Qualifiers

- Group includes SVG, Curacao, Guatemala & Cuba
The Virgin Islands has been drawn in a tough group C, along with Curacao, Guatemala, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Cuba, for the First Round of CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying for Qatar 2022. Photo: BVIFA
Tyler Forbes (#20 with ball) says the Virgin Islands team is excited about the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers. Photo: Facebook
Tyler Forbes (#20 with ball) says the Virgin Islands team is excited about the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers. Photo: Facebook
The draw for the First Round of CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying for Qatar 2022 took place on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. Photo: BVIFA
The draw for the First Round of CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying for Qatar 2022 took place on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. Photo: BVIFA
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The draw for the First Round of CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying for Qatar 2022 took place on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, and revealed a number of exciting match-ups among the 30 teams in the First Round.

The [British] Virgin Islands, led by 18-year-old Tyler Forbes, will look to rekindle the same fighting spirit they displayed in the CONCACAF Nations League Qualifiers, but are in a tough group C, along with Curacao, Guatemala, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Cuba

“The team is very excited to play in this group especially with the talent we have and the growing bond we have together,” commented Forbes.

“It won’t be easy, but we like a challenge and us underdogs we always seem to perform better like in the game versus Martinique. I feel the BVI will be proud of us and surprised too when, hopefully, they get to see what we have to offer with some home games. After the Hurricanes and the Covid 19 pandemic the team are hungry for success and ready to finally play in front of our home fans”.

Home games

BVI Football Association (BVIFA) President, Andy Bickerton noted the World Cup Draw had thrown the VI into a tough group and is hoping the pandemic won’t stop the opportunity of staging home games.

“We have been drawn in a very strong group and have to hope that despite the COVID challenges we are able to play our home matches against Guatemala and Curacao in the BVI.”

Matches in the group are expected to take place from October 2020.

Full Concacaf World Cup qualifying groups

Group A: El Salvador, Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, Montserrat, United States Virgin Islands

Group B: Canada, Suriname, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Aruba

Group C: Curacao, Guatemala, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Cuba, BVI

Group D: Panama, Dominican Republic, Barbados, Dominica, Anguilla

Group E: Haiti, Nicaragua, Belize, St Lucia, Turks & Caicos

Group F: Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, St Kitts & Nevis, Puerto Rico, Bahamas

4 Responses to “VI drawn in tough Group C for World Cup Qualifiers”

  • rattie (21/08/2020, 19:38) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    better luck next time
  • vi (21/08/2020, 19:51) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    How many of born in the vi them is island man what we going say send them back home
    • Dan in the Van (24/08/2020, 16:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      They must all be from the BVI to qualify to play for the BVI!! Even if they were not born here they must have their something. Rattie what is your nationality?
  • Lawyer (24/08/2020, 16:27) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I hope we will get some home games. We are longing to see some international matches. Let Go BVI!!


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