• Monday Oct 17, 2016

    Draw Determines Groups and Schedule for the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship Bahamas 2017

     
    Miami, FL (Monday, October 17, 2016) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) and Beach Soccer Worldwide (BSWW) today conducted the draw for the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship Bahamas 2017, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Doral, Florida, USA.

    The draw, which determined the groups and match schedule for the tournament that kicks off on February 20, in Nassau, was opened with welcoming remarks from Philippe Moggio, CONCACAF General Secretary and Anton Sealey, President of the Bahamas Football Association. The event was conducted with the assistance of Bahamas National Team players Gavin Christie and Leslie St. Fleur. 

    Tournament host Bahamas, who was seeded into Group A will face Jamaica, Belize and Guyana. In Group B, defending CONCACAF Beach Soccer champion Mexico was joined by Guatemala, Canada and Guadeloupe, while United States, Trinidad & Tobago, Antigua & Barbuda and US Virgin Islands make up Group C. El Salvador will be in Group D with Costa Rica, Panama and Turks & Caicos Islands. 

    The Malcom Beach Soccer Facility will host all group, quarter-final, semifinal, third place and final matches.

    The champion and the runner-up of the competition will join host Bahamas as the three CONCACAF representatives in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2017. 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, each one of the sixteen participating Member Associations are guaranteed to play six games, with all competing for final tournament placement, until the last match date. 

    For the draw, the Participating Member Associations were separated into pots of four balls according to the Beach Soccer World Wide Ranking dated September 2016. The draw started by selecting from a separate pot, which contained the five teams with the same exact ranking (38). These teams were drawn and placed into Pots 3 and 4 respectively to complete the distribution of the teams into those Pots. The teams were then drawn into the four groups, from those final pots of four teams each. 

     

    CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship Bahamas 2017 Groups
    Group A
    Bahamas
    Jamaica
    Belize
    Guyana

    Group B
    Mexico
    Guatemala
    Canada
    Guadeloupe

    Group C
    United States
    Trinidad & Tobago
    Antigua & Barbuda
    US Virgin Islands

    Group D
    El Salvador
    Costa Rica
    Panama
    Turks & Caicos Islands

     

    CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship Bahamas 2017 Schedule
    *Kick Off times TBC

    Monday, February 20, 2017
    Guatemala v Canada
    Mexico v Guadeloupe
    Trinidad & Tobago v Antigua & Barbuda
    United States v US Virgin Islands
    Jamaica v Belize
    Bahamas v Guyana

    Tuesday, February 21, 2017
    Costa Rica v Panama
    El Salvador v Turks & Caicos Islands
    Guadeloupe v Guatemala
    Canada v Mexico
    Guyana v Jamaica
    Belize v Bahamas

    Wednesday, February 22, 2017
    US Virgin Islands v Trinidad & Tobago
    Antigua & Barbuda v United States
    Turks & Caicos Islands v Costa Rica
    Panama v El Salvador
    Belize v Guyana
    Bahamas v Jamaica

    Thursday, February 23, 2017
    Canada v Guadeloupe
    Mexico v Guatemala
    Antigua & Barbuda v US Virgin Islands
    United States v Trinidad & Tobago
    Panama v Turks & Caicos Islands
    El Salvador v Costa Rica

    Friday, February 24, 2017
    4B v 4D
    4A v 4C
    3B v 3D
    3A v 3C
    *TBC v TBC – Quarter-Final #1
    *TBC v TBC – Quarter-Final #2
    *TBC v TBC – Quarter-Final #3
    *TBC v TBC – Quarter-Final #4

    Saturday, February 25, 2017
    Loser Match 25 v Loser Match 26
    Winner Match 25 v Winner Match 26
    Loser Match 27 v Loser Match 28
    Winner Match 27 v Winner Match 28
    Loser Match 29 v Loser Match 30
    Loser Match 31 v Loser Match 32
    Winner Match 29 v Winner Match 30 – Semifinal 
    Winner Match 31 v Winner Match 32 – Semifinal 
     
    Sunday, February 26, 2017
    Loser Match 33 v Loser Match 34 – 15th Place Match
    Winner Match 33 v Winner Match 34 – 13th Place Match
    Loser Match 35 v Loser Match 36 – 11th Place Match
    Winner Match 35 v Winner Match 36 – 9th Place Match
    Loser Match 37 v Loser Match 38 – 7th Place Match
    Winner Match 37 v Winner Match 38 – 5th Place Match
    Loser Match 39 v Loser Match 40 – 3rd Place Match
    Winner Match 39 v Winner Match 40 – Final 

    *The top two teams from each Group will advance to the knock-out phase. The quarter-final match ups will be decided by a draw. Group winners will be matched up randomly with the second place teams.

    **CONCACAF reserves the right to change the time and order of matches

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