Posted on January 15, 2012
MIAMI BEACH — CONCACAF announced on Sunday that host Panama will face defending champion United States, Guatemala and Cuba in Group B at its Under-20 Women’s tournament after its draw for the competition.
Group A consists of Mexico, which was runner-up in the 2010 tournament, Canada, Haiti and Jamaica.
The competition will be played in Panama City’s Estadio Rommel Fernandez, host to the 2011 Copa Centroamericana and numerous CONCACAF Champions League games, from March 1-11.
The finalists and winner of the third-place game will qualify for the 2012 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup.
The World Cup was set to be played in Uzbekistan, Aug. 18 – Sept. 9, but FIFA announced last month that the European nation would no longer host the tournament due to logistical and technical reasons. Japan has been proposed as the new host.
In Panama, Group A matches will be held March 1, 3 and 5, while Group B games are scheduled for March 2, 4 and 6.
The semifinals will be played March 9, with the third-place match and final to be held on March 11.
A schedule will be announced soon.
Categories: Canada, Caribbean, Central America, CONCACAF, Cuba, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, North America, Panama, U.S. Virgin Islands, Women, Youth
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