• Monday Oct 01, 2007

    Road to 2008 Olympics begins this week

    The road to next year's Olympic Games starts in October for CONCACAF's women's teams with Qualification commencing in the Caribbean and Central America this week.

    Fifteen Caribbean nations have been placed in four groups for the opening round of the 2008 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualification. The Cayman Islands will stage a three-team group, while Antigua & Barbuda, Dominican Republic and Surinam will each host a quadrangular that will run from 2-28 October.

    The four group winners will advance to the second round later this year with the top two teams progressing to the final round of 2008 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualification.

    Elsewhere, the Women's Central American Qualification will have El Salvador taking on Nicaragua in a home-and-away first round series from 6-13 October with the winner advancing to meet Costa Rica in the second round later in the month.

    The Central American Second Round Winner will secure a place in the 2008 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualification Final Round joining the two Caribbean qualifiers, Canada, Mexico and USA, with venue and dates to be announced in due course, where two teams will qualify to the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

    2008 CONCACAF WOMEN'S OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION
    Caribbean Zone - First Round

    Group A - Paramaribo, SURINAM; Dr. Ir. Franklin Essed Stadium
    02.10.2007: TRINIDAD & TOBAGO - ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES (18:00)
    SURINAM - GRENADA (20:00)

    04.10.2007: TRINIDAD & TOBAGO - GRENADA (18:00)
    SURINAM - ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES (20:00)

    07.10.2007: ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES - GRENADA(17:00)
    SURINAM - TRINIDAD & TOBAGO (19:00)

    Group B - Santo Domingo, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC; Estadio Parque del Este
    03.10.2007: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - US VIRGIN ISLANDS (15:00)
    CUBA - BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (17:00)

    05.10.2007: US VIRGIN ISLANDS - CUBA (15:00)
    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (17:00)

    07.10.2007: US VIRGIN ISLANDS - BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (15:00)
    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - CUBA (17:00)

    Group C - St. John's, ANTIGUA & BARBUDA; Antigua Recreation Ground
    03.10.2007: JAMAICA - BERMUDA (13:45)
    ANTIGUA & BARBUDA - DOMINICA (15:45)

    05.10.2007: BERMUDA - DOMINICA (13:35)
    ANTIGUA & BARBUDA - JAMAICA (15:45)

    07.10.2007: DOMINICA - JAMAICA (13:45)
    ANTIGUA & BARBUDA - BERMUDA (15:45)

    Group D - Grand Cayman, CAYMAN ISLANDS; T.E. McField Playing Field
    24.10.2007: CAYMAN ISLANDS - HAITI (19:30)
    26.10.2007: HAITI - PUERTO RICO (19:30)
    28.10.2007: CAYMAN ISLANDS - PUERTO RICO (19:30)

    Central American Zone
    First Round Series
    06.10.2007: San Salvador, EL SALVADOR; Estadio Cuscatlan (15:00)
    EL SALVADOR - NICARAGUA

    13.10.2007: Diriamba, NICARAGUA; Estadio Cacique Diriangen (15:00)
    NICARAGUA - EL SALVADOR

    Second Round Series
    20.10.2007: TBD;
    EL SALVADOR/NICARAGUA - COSTA RICA

    27.10.2007: San José, COSTA RICA; Estadio Nacional (11:00)
    COSTA RICA - EL SALVADOR/NICARAGUA

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