Miami, FL - This Friday, the draw for the Concacaf Men’s Under-20 Qualifiers took place at Concacaf Headquarters in Miami, Florida.
The 19 men’s under-20 teams participating in the Qualifiers (all ranked 17 and below based on the current Concacaf Men’s Under-20 Ranking) have been divided into three groups of five and one group of four.
The results of the draw are as follows:
Group A: Curacao, Grenada, Dominica, Sint Maarten, British Virgin Islands
Group B: Dominican Republic, Saint Lucia, Belize, Saint Martin, Anguilla
Group C: Bermuda, Puerto Rico, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados, Montserrat
Group D: Nicaragua, Guyana, Cayman Islands. U.S. Virgin Islands
The Qualifiers are scheduled to place from November 5-14, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The full schedule is available here.
Following the conclusion of the Qualifiers, a total of 20 teams will participate at the Concacaf Men’s Under-20 Championship in the summer of 2022. This will include the top four teams from the Qualifiers and the region’s top 16 ranked teams (based on the Concacaf Men’s Under-20 Rankings) who receive a bye to the Championship.
The Championships group stage will be played between the top 16 ranked teams (four groups of four). The top three teams in each will advance to the Round of 16, joining the top four teams from the Qualifiers. All Knockout stage matches will be played in a single match direct elimination format.
At the conclusion of the event, the finalists (two teams) will qualify for the FIFA Men’s U-20 World Cup Indonesia 2023 and the 2024 Paris Summer Olympic Games. The two losing semifinalists (two teams) will also guarantee their participation in the FIFA Men’s U-20 World Cup Indonesia 2023.
Further details on 2022 Concacaf Men’s Under-20 Championship will be announced at a later date.