Draw reveals groups for 2022 Concacaf Under-20 Championship
MIAMI, Florida – On Thursday, Concacaf conducted the Draw for the 2022 Concacaf Under-20 Championship that will take place June 18 – July 3, 2022 in Honduras.
Sixteen teams were split into four groups of four in which there will be round-robin play in the group stage. The top three teams from each group will then advance to the Knockout Round in the Round of 16, joining the four teams that qualified directly from last November’s Concacaf Under-20 Championship Qualifying: Curacao, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Nicaragua.
The following are the results of Thursday’s Draw:
Group E: United States, Cuba, Canada, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Group F: Mexico, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname
Group G: Panama, El Salvador, Guatemala, Aruba
Group H: Honduras, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda
The matches will be played over the course of two weeks in three different stadiums in Honduras: Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano in San Pedro Sula, Estadio Nacional in Tegucigalpa and Estadio Morazan in San Pedro Sula.
The Group Stage will take place June 18-23, followed by the 16-team Knockout Stage, beginning with the Round of 16 (June 25-26), Quarterfinals (June 29), Semifinals (July 1), and Final (July 3). All Knockout Stage matches will be played in a single match elimination format.
As previously announced by Concacaf, the 2022 CU20 will combine qualifying for both the 2023 FIFA Under-20 Men’s World Cup and 2024 Paris Summer Olympics into a single event.
The four semifinalists of the 2022 CU20 will qualify for the 2023 FIFA Men’s Under-20 World Cup in Indonesia, while the tournament’s two finalists will qualify for the 2024 Paris Summer Olympic Games.
The defending CU20 champion is the United States, who defeated Mexico, 2-0, in the previous edition in 2018. The 2020 edition was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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