BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - THE Federation’s Under-17 female team will be competing against Barbados, US Virgin Islands and Belize in the first round of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) U-17 World Cup Qualifiers.
The official draw was conducted yesterday (May 9) at the CONCACAF headquarters in Miami, FL.
The draw placed the 32 teams into eight groups of four.
In the first round of the competition, which serves as qualifiers for the CONCACAF Championships, will see 16 teams divided into four groups.
After the round-robin play, the top finisher in each group will advance directly to the knockout stage of the competition.
The complete schedule for the Qualification Stage, including the host countries, will be published at a later date.
The groups for the CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship Qualification Stage, which is scheduled for August 17-25, 2019, are listed below:
Antigua & Barbuda
St. Kitts and Nevis
US Virgin Islands
St. Vincent & the Grenadines
The groups for the second stage of the competition were also revealed:
Trinidad & Tobago
Meanwhile, CONCACAF said that after round-robin play, the top three finishers in each group would qualify for the knockout stage, joining the four group winners of the Qualification Stage in the Round of 16.
The complete schedule for the group stage, including the host country, will be published at a later date.
The knockout stage of the competition will be played in its entirety in a single match elimination format, with the finalists and third place finisher automatically qualifying for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in 2020.