Action from the Caribbean under-20 qualifier between host Trinidad & Tobago (red jersey) and St. Lucia on June 19, 2016, in Couva, Trinidad & Tobago. (Photo: CA-Images)
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao – The final round of Caribbean qualifying for the 2017 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship launches Friday with a Group A doubleheader at the Stadion Ergilio Hato.
Bermuda will square off against St. Kitts & Nevis in the opener, followed by a meeting between host Curacao and Antigua & Barbuda
Group B begins Saturday with Haiti-St. Lucia and Trinidad & Tobago-Cuba encounters.
The competition, which runs through October 30, will qualify the top five finishers to the CONCACAF event scheduled to be played in Costa Rica from February 17-March 5, 2017. The 12-team field already includes the host nation; Central American qualifiers El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, as well as automatic North American entrants Canada, Mexico and the United States.
2016 CARIBBEAN UNDER-20 QUALIFYING – FINAL ROUND
October 21-30, 2016
GROUP A (Stadion Ergilio Hato – Willemstad, Curacao)
October 21, 2016: Bermuda v St. Kitts & Nevis; Curacao v Antigua & Barbuda
October 23, 2016: St. Kitts & Nevis v Antigua & Barbuda; Curacao v Bermuda
October 25, 2016: Antigua & Barbuda v Bermuda; Curacao v St. Kitts & Nevis
GROUP B (Stadion Ergilio Hato – Willemstad, Curacao)
October 22, 2016: Haiti v St. Lucia; Trinidad & Tobago v Cuba
October 24, 2016: St. Lucia v Trinidad & Tobago; Haiti v Cuba
October 26, 2016: Cuba v St. Lucia; Trinidad & Tobago v Haiti
SEMIFINALS (Stadion Ergilio Hato – Willemstad, Curacao)
October 28, 2016: Group A winner v Group B runner-up; Group B winner v Group A runner-up
THIRD PLACE MATCH (Stadion Ergilio Hato – Willemstad, Curacao)
October 30, 2016: Semifinal losers
FINAL (Stadion Ergilio Hato – Willemstad, Curacao)
October 30, 2016: Semifinal winners