Jose Ruben Batres (#9) and El Salvador will face Jamaica in the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship quarterfinals on February 24, 2017 in Nassau, Bahamas. (Photo: Straffon Images)
MIAMI – CONCACAF and Beach Soccer Worldwide (BSWW) conducted Thursday the draw for the quarterfinal matchups of the 2017 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship at the Malcom Park Beach Soccer Facility in Nassau, Bahamas.
For the draw, the eight qualified Participating Member Associations were divided into two pots. The four group winners – Bahamas, Mexico, United States and El Salvador -- were placed in pot 1, while the four second place teams – Jamaica, Guadeloupe, Trinidad & Tobago, Panama – were placed in Pot 2.
The draw started by selecting a team from pot 1 to determine Team A of match 29, followed by a team from pot 2, to determine Team B of the same match. The process continued until the four quarterfinal matchups (matches 30, 31 and 32) were completed.
Additionally, kickoff times for all of Friday's matches have been shifted, with Match 25 beginning at 12:30 pm local time to begin the match day. Host Bahamas will close the day when it plays its quarterfinal match beginning at 9:15 pm local time.
For the semifinals, the winner of match 29 will face the winner match 30, while the winner of match 31 will play against the winner of match 32. The order in which the matches will be played will not affect the semifinal pairing.
The champion and the runner-up of the competition will join host Bahamas as the three CONCACAF representatives in the 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup. In case Bahamas (host of the World Cup) and/or Guadeloupe (Non-FIFA Member) reach the final match, the World Cup spot(s) will be allocated to the next best placed team(s).
In an effort to further develop Beach Soccer, all of the sixteen participating Member Associations will continue participating in the completion, until the last match date, for final tournament placement.
All matches will be broadcast live in Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, via the CONCACAF Facebook page. For the United States, matches will be live either on Univision Deportes Network (UDN) or the CONCACAF Facebook page. In Central America fans may watch the matches on their local cable rights partners.
2017 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship Schedule
*Match Number (Kickoff time in ET)
Friday -- February 24, 2017
#25 (12:30) Barbados v Turks & Caicos Islands
#26 (13:45) Belize v US Virgin Islands
#27 (15:00) Canada v Costa Rica
#28 (16:15) Guyana v Antigua & Barbuda
#31 (17:30) El Salvador v Jamaica
#32 (18:45) United States v Panama
#29 (20:00) Mexico v Trinidad & Tobago
#30 (21:15) Bahamas v Guadeloupe
Saturday -- February 25, 2017
#33 (11:15) Loser Match 25 v Loser Match 26
#34 (12:30) Winner Match 25 v Winner Match 26
#35 (13:45) Loser Match 27 v Loser Match 28
#36 (15:00) Winner Match 27 v Winner Match 28
#37 (16:15) Loser Match 29 v Loser Match 30
#38 (17:30) Loser Match 31 v Loser Match 32
#39 (18:45) Winner Match 29 v Winner Match 30 – Semifinal
#40 (20:00) Winner Match 31 v Winner Match 32 – Semifinal
Sunday -- February 26, 2017
#41 (11:15) Loser Match 33 v Loser Match 34 – 15th Place Match
#42 (12:30) Winner Match 33 v Winner Match 34 – 13th Place Match
#43 (13:45) Loser Match 35 v Loser Match 36 – 11th Place Match
#44 (15:00) Winner Match 35 v Winner Match 36 – 9th Place Match
#45 (16:15) Loser Match 37 v Loser Match 38 – 7th Place Match
#46 (17:30) Winner Match 37 v Winner Match 38 – 5th Place Match
#47 (18:15) Loser Match 39 v Loser Match 40 – 3rd Place Match
#48 (20:00) Winner Match 39 v Winner Match 40 – Final
*CONCACAF reserves the right to change the time and order of matches.