• Wednesday Mar 16, 2016

    Draw Determines Groups and Schedule for the CONCACAF Futsal Championship Costa Rica 2016

    Miami, FL (Wednesday, March 16, 2016) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) today conducted the draw for the CONCACAF Futsal Championship Costa Rica 2016, at the Hotel Barceló San José Palacio in San Jose, Costa Rica.
     
    The draw, which determined the groups and match schedule for the tournament that kicks off on May 8, in San Jose, was opened with a welcoming address from Jurgen Mainka, CONCACAF Deputy General Secretary. The event was conducted with the assistance of Costa Rican national team players Maria Barrantes and Alejandro Alpizar.
     
    The proceedings, graced with the presence of Costa Rican Minister of Sport Caroline Mauri, sorted the already qualified six national teams, plus the 2 remaining spots into two groups of four.
     
    Group a will contain Guatemala, the winner of the play-in between Honduras/Trinidad & Tobago, Mexico and Panama, while Costa Rica was drawn into Group B along with, Curacao, Cuba and the winner of play-in between Canada/United States.
     
    The BN Arena will host all play-in, group, semifinal, third place and final matches.
     
    The CONCACAF Futsal Championship will qualify the four semifinalist teams to the FIFA Futsal World Cup, to be played in Colombia later this year.
     
    CONCACAF Futsal Championship Costa Rica 2016 Groups
    Group A
    Guatemala
    winner of play-in Honduras/Trinidad & Tobago
    Mexico
    Panama
     
    Group B
    Costa Rica
    Curacao
    Cuba
    winner of play-in Canada/United States
     
    CONCACAF Futsal Championship Costa Rica 2016 Schedule
    *Local Time (ET)
     
    Wednesday, May 4, 2016 – Play-in Matches
    17:30 (19:30) Trinidad & Tobago vs. Honduras
    20:00 (22:00) Canada vs. United States
     
    Thursday, May 5, 2016 – Play-in Matches
    17:30 (19:30) Honduras vs. Trinidad & Tobago
    20:00 (22:00) United States vs. Canada
     
    Sunday, May 8, 2016
    12:30 (14:30) winner of play-in Honduras/Trinidad & Tobago vs. Mexico
    15:00 (17:00) Guatemala vs. Panama
    17:30 (19:30) Curacao vs. Cuba
    20:00 (22:00) Costa Rica vs. winner of play-in Canada/United States
     
    Monday, May 9. 2016
    12:30 (14:30) Panama vs. winner of play-in Honduras/Trinidad & Tobago
    15:00 (17:00) Mexico vs. Guatemala
    17:30 (19:30) winner of play-in Canada/United States vs. Curacao
    20:00 (22:00) Cuba vs. Costa Rica
     
    Tuesday, May 10, 2016
    12:30 (14:30) Mexico vs. Panama
    15:00 (17:00) Guatemala vs. winner of play-in Honduras/Trinidad & Tobago
    17:30 (19:30) Cuba vs. winner of play-in Canada/United States
    20:00 (22:00) Costa Rica vs. Curacao
     
    Thursday, May 12, 2016
    17:00 (19:00) Winner Group B vs. Second Group A
    20:00 (22:00) Winner Group A vs. Second Group B
     
    Saturday, May 14, 2016
    16:00 (18:00) Loser SF1 vs. Loser SF2
    19:00 (21:00) Winner SF1 vs. Winner SF2
     
    *CONCACAF reserves the right to change the time and order of matches.

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