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Posted: Friday 10 May, 2019 at 3:15 PM

SKN to compete in CONCACAF U-17 World Cup Qualifiers

By: Staff Reporter, SKNVibes.com

    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:
     
    Group A
    Honduras
    St. Lucia
    Anguilla
    Bonaire

    Group B
    Antigua & Barbuda
    Dominica
    Cayman Islands
    Martinique

    Group C
    Barbados
    St. Kitts and Nevis
    US Virgin Islands
    Belize
     
    Group D
    Bahamas
    Curacao
    Guyana
    St. Vincent & the Grenadines

    The groups for the second stage of the competition were also revealed:
     
    Group E
    Mexico
    Trinidad & Tobago
    Bermuda
    Dominican Republic
     
    Group F
    Canada
    Costa Rica
    Panama
    Cuba

    Group G
    USA
    Jamaica
    Puerto Rico
    Nicaragua
     
    Group H
    Haiti
    Guatemala
    El Salvador
    Grenada

    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.
     
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