Competition kicks off on November 1 in Florida; Four teams will qualify for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup
Miami (Monday, October 29, 2018) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) today made public the official rosters submitted by the 34 Concacaf Member Associations participating in the 2018 Concacaf Under-20 Championship, to be played November 1-21, at the IMG Academy, in Bradenton, Florida.
The final 20-player rosters for the participating teams can be found here.
In line with the competition regulations, teams may make injury related changes to their final Group Stage rosters up until 24 hours before their first match. For the Qualification Stage, teams will be permitted to make up to 6 non-injury related player changes. Such replacements must be made within the 24 hours following the completion of their final Group Stage match.
The 2018 edition of the Men’s Under-20 World Cup qualifying tournament will be disputed between a record number of 34 teams. Unlike the previous format, which included regional qualifiers in the Caribbean and Central America and one final championship, this year’s redesigned competition ensures that all the participating teams have access to play more top-level football matches.
The complete schedule of matches can be found here.
After an initial group phase, the six group winners will advance to the Qualification Stage, where they will be divided into two groups of three teams. The two group winners plus the second-place finishers of the Qualification Stage will qualify for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019. Additionally, the two group winners will advance to the tournament’s final to determine the regional champion.
Fans will be able to follow all the action through the Confederation’s partner networks, including Univision Deportes (United States), Fox Sports Latin America (Mexico & Central America), Flow Sports (Caribbean) and other local partners. For other territories, the tournament will be available on Concacaf GO (subject to territory restrictions).