KINGSTON, Jamaica - Puerto Rico will host Barbados immediately after Bermuda faces Haiti on July 25 to open Caribbean qualifying for the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship, the Caribbean Football Union announced Thursday.
Individual match schedules announced Thursday for three of the four groups has Group 3 in Mayaguez concluding on July 29 with Puerto Rico facing Haiti.
Group 2 in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic, with Cuba, Aruba and St. Kitts & Nevis will be played July 26-30, and Group 4 in Kingstown, St. Vincent, with Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana and Suriname will be August 8-12. Group 1 in Antigua with Grenada, Curacao and Dominica will be played simultaneously with Group 4 August 8-12.
The CFU originally announced that all four groups would be played July 23-31.
The four group winners along with the best runner-up will advance to a final round of qualifying with host Jamaica November 3-11.
Five of the six teams from the final round of Caribbean qualifying will advance to the CONCACAF championship in Puebla, Mexico, February 18-March 2.
CONCACAF Under-20 Championship
All Time U.S. Eastern (local times in parentheses)
At San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
Thursday, July 26
Cuba vs. Aruba, 2 p.m. (2 p.m.)
Dominican Republic vs. St. Kitts and Nevis, 4 p.m. (4 p.m.)
Saturday, July 28
St. Kitts and Nevis vs. Cuba, 2 p.m. (2 p.m.)
Dominican Republic vs. Aruba, 4 p.m. (4 p.m.)
Monday, July 30
Aruba vs. St. Kitts and Nevis, 2 p.m. (2 p.m.)
Dominican Republic vs. Cuba, 4 p.m. (4 p.m.)
At Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Wednesday, July 25
Bermuda vs. Haiti, 6 p.m. (6 p.m.)
Puerto Rico vs. Barbados, 9 p.m. (9 p.m.)
Friday, July 27
Haiti vs. Barbados, 6 p.m. (6 p.m.)
Puerto Rico vs. Bermuda, 9 p.m. (9 p.m.)
Sunday, July 29
Barbados vs. Bermuda, 6 p.m. (6 p.m.)
Puerto Rico vs. Haiti, 9 p.m. (9 p.m.)
At Kingstown, St. Vincent
Wednesday, August 8
Trinidad & Tobago vs. Guyana, 5:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m.)
St. Vincent & the Grenadines vs. Suriname, 7:30 p.m. (7:30 p.m.)
Friday, August 10
Suriname vs. Trinidad & Tobago, 5:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m.)
St. Vincent & the Grenadines vs. Guyana, 7:30 p.m. (7:30 p.m.)
Sunday, August 12
Guyana vs. Suriname, 5:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m.)
St. Vincent & the Grenadines vs. Trinidad & Tobago, 7:30 p.m. (7:30 p.m.)