Draw reveals groups for 2023 Concacaf U-17 Championship
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Draw reveals groups for 2023 Concacaf U-17 Championship

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  • Concacaf’s U-17 Men’s World Cup qualifying tournament is scheduled for February 2023 in Guatemala
  • Semifinalists to represent the region in the FIFA U-17 World Cup Peru 2023

Miami, FL – Concacaf has conducted the official draw for the 2023 Concacaf U-17 Men’s Championship (CU17C). The World Cup qualifying competition will take place February 11 - 26, 2023, in Guatemala, and will include the participation of 20 Concacaf Member Associations.

During Thursday’s draw, hosted at the Confederations Headquarters, in Miami, FL, the 16 nations participating in the 2023 CU17C group stage (all ranked 16 or better in the Concacaf Men’s U-17 Ranking) were divided into four groups of four teams each. 

The groups are as follows:

Group E: Mexico, Panama, Guatemala, Curacao
Group F: USA, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados 
Group G: Costa Rica, Jamaica, Cuba, Guadeloupe 
Group H: Honduras, Haiti, El Salvador, Suriname

After group stage play, the top three nations in each group will advance to the knockout stage, joining the four 2022 Concacaf U-17 Men’s Qualifiers (CU17Q) group winners; Bermuda, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and Puerto Rico. 

The four-round knockout stage (round of 16, quarterfinals, semifinals, and final) will be played in a single match elimination format and the four semifinalists will qualify for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Peru 2023.

Matches will be divided across two venues, the Estadio Nacional Doroteo Guamuch Flores in Guatemala City and the Estadio Pensativo in Antigua.

The competition’s match schedule will be announced at a later date. 

In the previous edition of the Concacaf U-17 Championship, played in Bradenton, FL, in 2019, Mexico won its eighth title at this age level, with a 2-1 extra time win over the United States in the final.