Draw Reveals Groups for the 2019 Concacaf Under-17 Championship
Miami (Tuesday, February 19, 2019) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) conducted the official draw for the 2019 Concacaf Under-17 Championship, at the Concacaf headquarters, in Miami, FL.
The 2019 edition of the Under-17 Championship, to be hosted at the IMG Academy campus in Bradenton, Florida, will be disputed in three rounds. The first-round qualifiers will take place March 16-24 (Groups A and C) and April 1-9 (Groups B and D), while the Final Championship (Groups E, F, G, H and knockout stage) will take place May 1-16.
The event, which sorted the 35 participating teams into eight groups, was conducted by Concacaf Head of National Team Competitions Carlos Fernandez.
The groups for the 2019 Concacaf Under-17 Championship Qualification Stage are as follows
After round-robin play, the top finisher in each group will advance directly to the knockout stage of the competition. The complete schedule of matches the Qualification Stage can be found here.
The groups for the 2019 Concacaf Under-17 Championship Group Stage are as follows:
After round-robin play, the top three finishers in each of the groups will qualify for the knockout stage, joining the four group winners of the Qualification Stage in the Round of 16. The knockout stage of the competition will be played in its entirety in a single match elimination format, with the semifinalists automatically qualifying for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Peru.
The complete schedule of matches for the Group Stage and Knockout stage can be found here.
In the previous edition of the Concacaf Men’s Under-17 Championship played in Panama in 2017, Mexico won its third straight title and seventh overall, with a 5-4 penalty shootout win over the United States in the final