The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) has conducted the official draw for the 2020 CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championships at its headquarters.
The draw, which sorted into eight groups the 32 teams that would be participating in the Championships’ qualification stage, set to take place between August 17 and 25, 2019, was conducted by CONCACAF Head of National Competitions, Carlos Fernandez.
Guyana has been drawn in Group ‘D’ along with Bahamas, Curacao and St Vincent and the Grenadines.
Group ‘A’ consists of Honduras, St Lucia, Anguilla and Bonaire; while Group ‘B’ has Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Cayman Islands and Martinique.
Group ‘C’ will see Barbados, St. Kitts and Nevis, US Virgin Islands and Belize; while Group ‘D’ has been mentioned above.
Group ‘E’ will see Mexico
Trinidad & Tobago, Bermuda and Dominican Republic; while Group ‘F’ has Canada, Costa Rica
Panama and Cuba.
Group ‘G’ includes USA, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Nicaragua; while Group ‘H’ has Haiti, Guatemala, El Salvador and Grenada.
The complete schedule for the qualification stage, including the host countries, will be published at a later date.
After round-robin play, the top finisher in each group will advance directly to the knockout stage of the competition.
After round-robin play, the top three finishers in each of the groups will qualify for the knockout stage, joining the four group winners of the Qualification Stage in the Round of 16. The complete schedule for the group stage, including the host country, will be published at a later date.
The knockout stage of the competition will be played in its entirety in a single match elimination format, with the finalists and third place finisher automatically qualifying for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2020.
In the previous edition of the CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championships, played in 2018, the United States won its fourth title with a 3-2 win over Mexico in the Final.