CONCACAF has informed the Guatemalan Football Federation (FEDEFUT) of the deadlines by which the suspension levied on the Federation by FIFA must be lifted.
FEDEFUT was indefinitely suspended by FIFA on October 28. While the suspension lasts, all teams representing or sanctioned by the Federation are barred from participation in international play.
Because the logistics and preparation for international tournaments require a definitive amount of preparation and lead time, and in fairness to other participating member associations, CONCACAF and the Central American Football Union (UNCAF), have set the deadlines for tournaments approaching in the next calendar year.
Should the FIFA suspension not be lifted on or before the date listed for each competition below, Guatemala will be irrevocably disqualified from that competition. A decision on revision of the format of each tournament in question, and replacement of a Guatemalan representative by another team, will be evaluated and taken on a competition-specific basis, once each deadline has passed.
Deadline for suspension to be lifted, after which Guatemala is permanently disqualified
CONCACAF U-20 Championship
November 20, 2016
December 9, 2018
CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship
December 16, 2016
CONCACAF U-15 Championship
May 1, 2017
Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League 2017-18
May 1, 2017
Central American Games
September 1, 2017
FUTSAL Qualifying Tournament for the Youth Olympic Games
October 1, 2017