• Thursday Dec 02, 2004

    CONCACAF announces fixtures for Under-20 Group B Qualification

    CONCACAF announced today the fixtures for Group B of the CONCACAF Under-20 Final Round Qualification that will take place at Estadio Francisco Morazan in San Pedro Sula, Honduras from 26-30 January 2005.

    Honduras, who is hosting its third overall CONCACAF U-20 Qualifying event, will greet Canada, Jamaica and Mexico at Group B that will qualify two teams to the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship in Netherlands.

    CONCACAF U-20 Group B begins on 26 January, when Mexico meets Canada at 17:00, while Honduras faces Jamaica at 19:00. Two days later, Jamaica takes on Mexico at 17:00, while Honduras greets Canada at 19:00.

    The U-20 Group B Final Round concludes on 30 January, when Canada faces Jamaica at 14:00 and then Honduras host Mexico at 16:00.

    The other two CONCACAF representatives to the FIFA Youth Tournament will come from CONCACAF U-20 Group A as Costa Rica, Panama, Cuba/Trinidad & Tobago and the host, USA compete in at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California from 12-16 January 2005.

    2005 CONCACAF UNDER-20 QUALIFYING
    Caribbean Zone - Second Round

    Series 1
    10.12.2004: Marabella, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO; Mannie Ramjohn Stadium (19:00)
    TRINIDAD & TOBAGO - CUBA
    Trinidad & Tobago leads 3:2 on aggregate

    FINAL ROUND*
    Group A - Carson, California USA; Home Depot Center
    12.01.2005: COSTA RICA - PANAMA (17:30); USA - CUBA/TRINIDAD & TOBAGO (20:00)
    14.01.2005: CUBA/TRINIDAD & TOBAGO - COSTA RICA (17:30); USA - PANAMA (20:00)
    16.01.2005: PANAMA - CUBA/TRINIDAD & TOBAGO (12:00); USA - COSTA RICA (14:30)

    Group B - San Pedro Sula, HONDURAS; Estadio Francisco Morazan
    26.01.2005: MEXICO - CANADA (17:00); HONDURAS - JAMAICA (19:00)
    28.01.2005: JAMAICA - MEXICO (17:00); HONDURAS - CANADA (19:00)
    30.01.2005: CANADA - JAMAICA (14:00); HONDURAS - MEXICO (16:00)

    * Top two teams from each group qualify to 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship in the Netherlands from 10 June - 2 July.

    CONCACAF All-Time Youth Final Round Tournaments
    Year - Venue (s) - Champion - (FIFA WYC Qualifiers)
    1962 - Panama - Mexico
    1964 - Guatemala - El Salvador
    1970 - Cuba - Mexico
    1973 - Mexico - Mexico
    1974 - Canada - Mexico
    1976 - Puerto Rico - Mexico - (Honduras, Mexico)
    1978 - Honduras - Mexico - (Canada, Mexico)
    1980 - USA - Mexico - (Mexico, USA)
    1982 - Guatemala - Honduras^ - (USA)
    1984 - Trinidad & Tobago - Mexico - (Canada, Mexico)
    1986 - Trinidad & Tobago - Canada - (Canada, USA)
    1988 - Guatemala - Costa Rica - (Costa Rica, USA)
    1990 - Guatemala - Mexico - (Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago)
    1992 - Canada - Mexico - (Mexico, USA)
    1994 - Honduras - Honduras - (Costa Rica, Honduras)
    1996 - Mexico - Canada - (Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, USA)
    1998 - Guatemala, Trinidad & Tobago - (Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, USA)
    2001 - Canada, Trinidad & Tobago - (Canada, Costa Rica, Jamaica, USA)
    2002 - Panama, USA - (Canada, Mexico, Panama, USA)

    From 1962 - 1996, CONCACAF staged 16 Under-20 Tournaments with a winner being crowned in each. Eleven of the CONCACAF tournaments (1976 - 1996) doubled as qualifiers to the FIFA World Youth Championships. In 1998, the U-20 CONCACAF event became a Final Round Qualification consisting of two groups of four, each in a different venue, with the top two teams from each group progressing to the FIFA World Youth Championship.

    ^ Honduras disqualified for ineligible player, USA progress to FIFA WYC 1983

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