Warner to run unopposed for CFU presidency
The Caribbean Football Union announced that Jack Warner will run unopposed for an eighth-consecutive term as president of the region's governing body.
Additionally, Jamacian Football Federation President Horace Burrell and Guyana Football Federation President Colin Klass were re-nominated without opposition to their posts as first and second vice presidents.
Elections will be held February 15 as part of the 34th CFU Ordinary Congress in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Suriname to host final qualifying group
Suriname will host Bermuda, Guyana and the Netherlands Antilles in mid-January for the final berth in the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship. Andre Kamperveen Stadium in Paramaribo will be the venue for the second-round Group E matches January 19-23, with one team emerging to complete the 12-team finals field.
Four teams will qualify for the Under-20 World Cup in Colombia July 20-August 20.
Visit CONCACAF.com for a complete schedule. Mexico finishes second in Argentina friendly tournament
The Mexican Under-20 team finished second in the Torneo Internacional Juvenil in Cordoba, Argentina, losing to the host on penalties following a 1-1 draw in the final on December 19. T
he team coached by Juan Carlos Chavez beat Perú and Chile to reach the final.
Haiti-Costa Rica to open championship schedule
Haiti will face Costa Rica and Cuba will play the United States on the opening day of the CONCACAF Under-17 Championship February 14 in Trelawny, Jamaica. T
he complete schedule for the biennial tournament released December 21 has host Jamaica completing the second day's doubleheader against Caribbean rival Trinidad & Tobago in Montego Bay while Barbados will play Honduras.
Groups A & B will play reverse quarterfinals between the winners and runners-up on February 22 while Groups C & D will follow the next day. All quarterfinals will be played at Montego Bay's Catherine Hall Stadium.
The semifinals will be played February 25 with the third-place and championship match two days later.
For a complete schedule, please click here.
Mexico delays extra assistant ref test
The Mexican Football Federation has postponed a test program to use two additional assistant referees in its domestic league matches until next fall's Apertura championship, adopting a suggestion by CONCACAF General Secretary Chuck Blazer.
The experiment - where the extra assistants are to be positioned on the goal line -- was to start with the Clausura tournament in January, the second half of the 2010-2011 Mexican league split-season.
"Having analyzed the proposal, the refereeing commission reports that it has accepted the recommendations of our confederation of FIFA and will initiate the fifth and sixth referee project during the 2011-2012 season, starting from the month of July of next year," a letter from the FMF to Blazer said.
Honduras falls to Catalan national team
Honduras lost 4-0 today to the Catalan national team in a match played in Barcelona, Spain.
Barcelona's Bojan Krkic scored two goals for the home side. Guatemala to face Mexico's America
Guatemala will face Mexico's Club América on Wednesday in Carson, California. The match is part of "El Reto Aguila", an annual friendly match pitting the Mexican club against an international team prior to the start of the Mexican Clausura season.
Guatemala, under new coach Hugo Almeida, is preparing for January's Copa Centroamericana in Panama.
The tournament will decide Central America's five qualifiers for next year's CONCACAF Gold Cup.
National association matches
CANADA - UKRAINE 2:2
10.08.2010: Lima, Peru:
PERU - COSTA RICA 2:0
10.08.2010: Panama City:
PANAMA - EL SALVADOR 1:0
10.09.2010: Auckland, New Zealand:
NEW ZEALAND - HONDURAS 1:1
10.09.2010: San Jose, Guatemala:
GUATEMALA - BELIZE 4:2
UNITED STATES - POLAND 2:2
10.12.2010: Chester, Pennsylvania:
UNITED STATES - COLOMBIA 0:0
10.12.2010: Ciudad Juarez, Mexico:
MEXICO - VENEZUELA 2:2
10.12.2010: Panama City, Panama:
PANAMA - PERU 1:0
10.12.2010: Los Angeles:
HONDURAS - GUATEMALA 2:0
10.12.2010: Ciudad Quesada, Costa Rica:
COSTA RICA - EL SALVADOR 2:1
10.26.2010: Panama City, Panama:
PANAMA - CUBA 0:3
11.17.2010: Cape Town:
SOUTH AFRICA - UNITED STATES 0:1
11.17.2010: Fort Lauderdale, Florida:
JAMAICA - COSTA RICA 0:0
11.17.2010: Panama City, Panama:
PANAMA - HONDURAS 2:0
11.17.2010 - Atlanta:
GUATEMALA - GUYANA 3:0
11.18.2010 - Doha, Qatar:
QATAR- HAITI 0:1
12.18.2010 - San Pedro Sula, Honduras:
HONDURAS - PANAMA 2:1
12.28.2010 - Barcelona:
CATALUNYA - HONDURAS 4:0
1.22.2011 - Carson, California:
UNITED STATES - CHILE
2.9.2011: TBD, Greece:
GREECE - CANADA
2.9.2011: TBD, Cairo:
EGYPT - UNITED STATES