Groups announced for the 2019 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) conducted the official draw for the 2019 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship, at the CONCACAF headquarters, in Miami, FL.

The 2019 edition of the Under-17 Championship, to be hosted at the IMG Academy campus in Bradenton, Florida, will be disputed in three rounds. The first-round qualifiers will take place March 16-24 (Groups A and C) and April 1-9 (Groups B and D), while the Final Championship (Groups E, F, G, H, and knockout stage) will take place May 1-16.

The event, which sorted the 35 participating teams into eight groups, was conducted by CONCACAF Head of National Team Competitions Carlos Fernandez.

The groups for the 2019 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship Qualification Stage are as follows:

Group A
Nicaragua
Grenada
Cayman Islands
US Virgin Islands
St Vincent and the Grenadines

Group B
Dominican Republic
Antigua and Barbuda
Belize
Dominica
Montserrat

Group C
Guadeloupe
Bahamas
Aruba
Saint Martin
Bonaire

Group D
St Kitts and Nevis
Puerto Rico
Martinique
Anguilla

After round-robin play, the top finisher in each group will advance directly to the knockout stage of the competition. The complete schedule of matches the Qualification Stage can be found here

The groups for the 2019 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship Group Stage are as follows:

Group E
Mexico
Jamaica
Trinidad and Tobago
Bermuda

Group F
USA
Canada
Guatemala
Barbados

Group G
Honduras
Haiti
El Salvador
Guyana

Group H
Costa Rica
Panama
Suriname
Curacao

After round-robin play, the top three finishers in each of the groups will qualify for the knockout stage, joining the four group winners of the Qualification Stage in the Round of 16. The knockout stage of the competition will be played in its entirety in a single match elimination format, with the semifinalists automatically qualifying for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Peru.

The complete schedule of matches for the Group Stage and Knockout stage can be found here.

 

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