Draw determines groups for 2020 Concacaf Under-20 Championship
MIAMI, Florida – On Wednesday, Concacaf conducted the draw for the 2020 Concacaf Under-20 Championship, at Concacaf Headquarters in Miami, Florida. The draw was conducted by the Concacaf Director of Football Competitions, Carlos Fernandez.
The draw started with the qualifying round, involving the 17 teams that will play the first-round of the competition. The teams were divided into one group of five teams and three groups of four teams.
The groups for the first-round qualifying stage are as follows (listed in the order drawn):
Group A: Nicaragua, Guyana, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Montserrat and US Virgin Islands
Group B: Dominican Republic, Grenada, Dominica and Anguilla
Group C: Curacao, Guadeloupe, Belize and Saint Martin
Group D: Bermuda, Puerto Rico, Cayman Islands and Barbados
After round robin play, the top finisher of each group will advance to the knockout stage of the competition.
The Second Round Group Stage draw was then conducted. The 16 teams were divided into four groups of four teams. The groups are as follows (listed in the order drawn):
Group E: United States, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Saint Kitts and Nevis
Group F: Mexico, El Salvador, Canada and Aruba
Group G: Panama, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago and Suriname
Group H: Honduras, Cuba, Guatemala and Antigua and Barbuda
After round robin play, the top three finishers of each group will advance to the knockout stage of the competition.
The final stage of the competition (round of 16, quarterfinal, semifinal and final) will be played in a single match elimination format, with the semifinalist qualifying to the FIFA U-20 World Cup Indonesia 2021.
The knockout round pairings are as follows:
Round of 16
Match #25: 1E vs 1D
Match #26: 1G vs 1B
Match #27: 2E vs 3G
Match #28: 2G vs 3E
Match #29: 1F vs 1C
Match #30: 1H vs 1A
Match #31: 2F vs 3H
Match #32: 2H vs 3F
Match #33: W25 vs W28
Match #34: W26 vs W27
Match #35: W29 vs W32
Match #36: W30 vs W31
Match #37: W33 vs W34
Match #38: W35 vs W36
Match #39: W37 vs W38
The host countries for each of the rounds and further scheduling details will be publicized at a later date.