Concacaf Men’s Under-17 Championship: All You Need To Know
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Concacaf Men’s Under-17 Championship: All You Need To Know

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MIAMI, Florida – The 2023 Concacaf Men’s Under-17 Championship kicks off next month in Guatemala with 20 teams hoping to secure one of four berths to the 2023 FIFA Under-17 Men’s World Cup in Peru.

Here is everything you need to know about next month’s Championship.

When and Where

February 11-26 in Guatemala.

Venues: Estadio Doroteo Guamuch Flores in Guatemala City; Estadio Pensativo in Antigua.

Participating teams

Mexico, United States, Costa Rica, Honduras, Canada, Panama, Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba, El Salvador, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Curacao, Suriname, Barbados, Guadeloupe, Bermuda, Puerto Rico, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic.

Note: Bermuda, Puerto Rico, Nicaragua and Dominican Republic will begin the tournament in the Round of 16, having advanced directly from 2022 CMU17 Qualifying.

The draw and groups

The draw took place September 29, 2022 at Concacaf headquarters in Miami.

Group E: Mexico, Panama, Guatemala, Curacao

Group F: United States, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados

Group G: Costa Rica, Jamaica, Cuba, Guadeloupe

Group H: Honduras, Haiti, El Salvador, Suriname


Group Stage (round-robin format): February 11-16.

Round of 16: February 18-19

Quarterfinals: February 21-22

Semifinals: February 24

Final: February 26.


1983: United States

1985: Mexico

1987: Mexico

1988: Cuba

1991: Mexico

1992: United States

1994: Costa Rica

1996: Mexico

2011: United States

2013: Mexico

2015: Mexico

2017: Mexico

2019: Mexico

Golden Ball winners

2017: Jairo Torres (Mexico)

2019: Israel Luna (Mexico)

Top Scorers

2009: Jack McInernay (United States) – 5 goals

2011: John Jairo Ruiz (Costa Rica), Jason Wright (Jamaica), Andrew Oliver (United States) – 4 goals

2013: Marco Granados (Mexico) – 4 goals

2015: Ronaldo Cordoba (Panama) – 6 goals

2017: Carlos Mejia (Honduras) – 7 goals

2019: Geancarlo Castro (Costa Rica) – 7 goals

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