• Friday Nov 19, 2004

    Fixtures unveiled for CONCACAF Under-20 Group A Qualification

    CONCACAF unveiled the fixtures for Group A of the CONCACAF Under-20 Final Round Qualification that will take place at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California USA from 12-16 January 2005.

    The USA, who is hosting its third overall CONCACAF U-20 Qualifying event, will greet Costa Rica, Panama and Caribbean Zone Series 1 Winner (Cuba or Trinidad & Tobago) at Group A that will qualify two teams to the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship in Netherlands.

    The other two CONCACAF representatives to the FIFA tournament will come from CONCACAF U-20 Group B as Canada, Jamaica, Mexico and the host, Honduras compete in Tegucigalpa from 26-30 January 2005.

    The CONCACAF U-20 Group A begins on 12 January, when Costa Rica meets Panama at 17:30, while the USA faces Cuba/Trinidad & Tobago Winner at 20:00.

    Costa Rica takes on Cuba/Trinidad & Tobago at 17:30 two days later, while USA greets Panama at 20:00.

    The U-20 Group A Final Round concludes on 16 January, when Panama faces Cuba/Trinidad & Tobago at 12:00, while the USA host Costa Rica at 14:30.

    2005 CONCACAF UNDER-20 QUALIFYING
    Caribbean Zone - Second Round

    Series 1
    26.11.2004: La Habana, CUBA; Estadio Pedro Marrero (15:30)
    CUBA - TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

    10.12.2004: TBD, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO;
    TRINIDAD & TOBAGO - CUBA

    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 - Tegucigalpa, HONDURAS; Estadio TBD
    26-30.01.2005
    HONDURAS
    MEXICO
    CANADA
    JAMAICA

    * 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, 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)

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

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