The proceedings, involving representatives of the eight nations qualified to participate in the Championship, will determine the groups for the initial stage of the Confederation’s U-23 championship event. The Olympic Qualifying Championship sends two teams directly to the 2016 Olympic Games, with a third team qualifying for a playoff against South American Youth Football Championship runner-up Colombia.
Of the eight nations that will qualify for the Championship, three (Canada, Mexico and the United States) come from North America. Two countries will qualify from the Caribbean region, and three from Central America. Qualifying in those regions is now underway.