Caribbean U-20 finals start Friday in Curacao
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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

Curacao

October 21-30, 2016

 

SCHEDULE

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