Groups and Schedule Confirmed for the 2019 Concacaf Boys’ Under-15 Championship
The developmental tournament will feature the participation of 39 teams from North, Central America and the Caribbean, and three guest teams from UEFA
Miami (Friday, July 26, 2019) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) today announced the groups and schedule for the 2019 Concacaf Boys’ Under-15 Championship. This year’s Boys’ Under-15 will take place August 4-11, at the IMG Academy campus in Bradenton, Florida.
The youth tournament, which will provide access to international football for over 750 boys from across the Concacaf region, will be disputed in two rounds. For the first-round group phase, the 42 participating teams have been divided into three divisions according to the Concacaf Men's Under-17 Ranking as of 2019, ensuring sporting balance and a minimum number of four matches for each team.
Division One will be made up by the top 14 ranked Concacaf teams, as well as Slovenia and Portugal. The 16 teams have been divided into four groups of four teams each (Groups A-D). After round robin play, the four group winners and the four second place finishers will advance to the quarterfinals to play for the Championship. The third and fourth place finishers will play an additional match to determine their final position in the division.
Trinidad and Tobago
Division Two will be made up by the next 15 best ranked Concacaf teams and Israel. The 16 teams have been divided into four groups of four teams each (Groups E-H). After round robin play, the four group winners will advance to the semifinals to play for the divisional championship. The second, third and fourth place finishers will play an additional match to determine their final position in the division.
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Antigua and Barbuda
Saint Vincent and The Grenadines
Division Three will be made up by the lowest 10 ranked Concacaf teams. The teams have been divided into two groups of five teams each (Groups I and J). After round robin play, the group winners will advance to the divisional final, while the remaining teams will play an additional match to determine their final position in the division.
US Virgin Islands
British Virgin Islands
Turks and Caicos Islands
The full match schedule is available here. Fans will be able to follow all the action through TUDN in the United States and Concacaf GO in all other territories.