UNDER-20 WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP A WEEK AWAY
Two-time and defending champion Canada will open the CONCACF Under-20 Women's Championship against Costa Rica on January 20 while host Guatemala will play Cuba later that day in the struggle to determine the confederation's three qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup.
Trinidad & Tobago will open play for Group B the following day against Mexico, with the reigning world champion United States completing the first day of group matches against Jamaica immediately afterward. Play in Group A concludes on January 24 while Group B will finish a day later.
The group winners will play the runners-up from the opposite group on January 28, with the championship and third-place matches set for Saturday, January 30.
The finalists and third-place winner will qualify for next year's World Cup in Germany July 13-August 1.
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MEXICO U-20 REACHES FINAL IN URUGUAYAN TOURNAMENT
With a 2-0 victory on Sunday over Argentina, the Mexican Under-20 squad reached the final of the Torneo Juvenil Internacional Punta del Este in Uruguay and was to face Brazil final late Tuesday night.
On Friday, Mexico opened the tournament with a 2-1 victory over Paraguay.
MEXICO U-17 FINISHES THIRD IN CHILEAN YOUTH TOURNAMENT
The Mexico U-17 team defeated Universidad Católica 2-1 on penalties to take third place in the Copa Universidad Católica youth championship in Chile on Friday.
After beating the Universidad de Chile to reach the semifinals, the Mexican squad fell 1-0 to their Paraguayan counterparts on Thursday.
Paraguay defeated CD Guadalajara 5-4 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in regulation to win the title on Friday.
INTERLIGA DOWN TO THE FINALS
The finals of InterLiga, the eight-team Mexican tournament that determines two berths to the Copa Libertadores, will be played this Wednesday in Los Angeles between Puebla and Estudiantes and América and Monterrey.
The winner with the most points in the Group Phase will be crowned 2010 InterLiga champion and qualify directly for the 2010 Copa Libertadores. The other winner will move on to a two-game playoff series with Peruvian club Juan Aurich to qualify for the Copa Libertadores. NUMBER OF CITIES FOR U.S. WORLD CUP BIB REDUCED TO 18
The United States announced 18 cities that it will submit to host the 2018 or 2022 World Cup on Tuesday, chosing stadia with an average capacity of 78,000 but only five locations that hosted games in 1994.
Twenty-one stadia were chosen from either in the city proper or the metropolitan areas of Atlanta; Baltimore; Boston; Dallas; Denver; Houston; Indianapolis; Kansas City, Missouri; Los Angeles; Miami; Nashville, Tennessee; New York; Philadelphia; Phoenix; San Diego; Seattle; Tampa, Florida; and Washington. All the cities selected are different from when the United States attracted a total attendance of 3.6 million except Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York and Washington.
The bid will submitted May 14 to FIFA, which will decide which countries will host both the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.
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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FRIENDLIES
1.20.2010: Coquimbo, Panamá;
CHILE - PANAMA
1.23.2010: Carson, California, USA;
UNITED STATES- HONDURAS
1.23.2010: Córdoba, Argentina;
ARGENTINA - COSTA RICA
1.26.2010: Kingston, Jamaica;
JAMAICA - CANADA
3.03.2010: Amsterdam, Holland
HOLLAND- UNITED STATES