• Monday Dec 12, 2005

    CONCACAF unveils fixtures for 2006 Women's U-20 Final Round in Mexico

    CONCACAF unveiled today the fixtures for the 2006 CONCACAF Women's Under-20 Final Round Qualification that will take place in two venues in the state of Veracruz in Mexico from 18-27 January.

    The eight-team tournament, which will qualify three CONCACAF nations to the 2006 FIFA Women's U-20 World Championship in Russia from 16 August - 2 September, will be played at the Estadios Rafael Murillo Vidal and Luis Pirata Fuentes in the cities of in Córdoba and Veracruz, respectively.

    The host, Mexico, is in Group A along with the defending CONCACAF champion, Canada, Panama and Trinidad & Tobago. Meanwhile Group B has El Salvador, alongside the USA Jamaica and Surinam.

    The Group A matches will take place at the Estadio Luis Pirata Fuentes, while the Estadio Rafael Murillo Vidal will stage the encounters for Group B during the first round from 18-23 January.

    The winners and runners-up of each group will earn a place in the event's semifinals at Veracruz's Estadio Luis Pirata Fuentes on 25 January, with the winners of the semifinal games earning a place as CONCACAF representatives in FIFA's U-20 Women's World Championship.

    CONCACAF's third spot in the FIFA event will be determined by a third-place play-off game between the two losing semifinalists at the Estadio Luis Pirata Fuentes on 27 January, before the two finalists meet for the CONCACAF Women's U-20 crown later in the day.

    This is the first time that CONCACAF has staged a qualifying event for the Women's U-20 World Championship. The other CONCACAF Women's Youth Tournaments were at the U-19 level in Trinidad & Tobago and Canada in 2002 and 2004, respectively.

    2006 CONCACAF WOMEN'S UNDER-20 FINAL ROUND QUALIFICATION
    Group A: Veracruz, MEXICO; Estadio Luis Pirata Fuentes
    18.01
    CANADA - TRINIDAD & TOBAGO (12:00)
    MEXICO - PANAMA (15:00)

    20.01
    PANAMA - CANADA (12:00)
    MEXICO - TRINIDAD & TOBAGO (15:00)

    22.01
    TRINIDAD & TOBAGO - PANAMA (12:00)
    MEXICO - CANADA (15:00)

    Group B: Córdoba, MEXICO; Estadio Rafael Murillo Vidal
    19.01
    EL SALVADOR - SURINAM (12:00)
    USA - JAMAICA (14:30)

    21.01
    JAMAICA - EL SALVADOR (12:00)
    SURINAM - USA (14:30)

    23.01
    JAMAICA - SURINAM (12:00)
    USA - EL SALVADOR (14:30)

    25.01
    Veracruz, MEXICO; Estadio Luis Pirata Fuentes
    SEMIFINALS *
    A1 - B2 (12:00)
    B1 - A2 (15:00)

    27.01
    Veracruz, MEXICO; Estadio Luis Pirata Fuentes
    THIRD PLACE: SEMIFINAL LOSERS (12:00)

    FINAL: SEMIFINAL WINNERS (15:00)

    * Order of matches for semifinals subject to change

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