Heavyweights Mexico and Panama head up Group B of CFC
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The Canaleros were fourth in 2008, third in 2012 and runners-up in 2016 (file picture), allowing Panama to qualify for the FIFA Futsal World Cup in 2012 and 2016.

Heavyweights Mexico and Panama head up Group B of CFC

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MIAMI, Florida – A pair of heavyweights in Mexico and Panama will head up Group B of the 2021 Concacaf Futsal Championship, which begins on Monday, May 3 in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

Joining those two nations in Group B will be Suriname, who are appearing in their third CFC and the first since 2004.

Mexico have a long history in the CFC, with a top five finish in every edition of the tournament. El Tricolor finished in third-place in the 1996 CFC, along with fourth-place finishes in 2000, 2004 and 2012, the latter of which qualified them for their lone FIFA Futsal World Cup.

Panama have been just as consistent throughout the years, finishing one place higher in every edition dating back to the 2004 tournament when they finished fifth.

Since then, the Canaleros were fourth in 2008, third in 2012 and runners-up in 2016, allowing Panama to qualify for the FIFA Futsal World Cup in 2012 and 2016.

Suriname’s other previous appearance came in 2000 and now a new generation of players will be looking to lift Suriname Futsal to new heights.

The top four finishers at the 2021 CFC will qualify for the 2021 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Lithuania.