Victoria To Host Under-17 Qualifying

Toronto, Ontario – The Football Confederation (CONCACAF) announced the dates and locations for their qualifying tournaments for the FIFA World Youth (Under-20) Championship and the FIFA Under-17 World Championship (Junior), Tuesday.
In both competitions, a pair of final tournaments with four teams each will be held in two different locations. At both levels, the final tournaments consist of the three North Zone countries, three countries from the Central Zone and two qualifiers from the Caribbean Zone.

Toronto, Ontario – The Football Confederation (CONCACAF) announced the dates and locations for their qualifying tournaments for the FIFA World Youth (Under-20) Championship and the FIFA Under-17 World Championship (Junior), Tuesday.
In both competitions, a pair of final tournaments with four teams each will be held in two different locations. At both levels, the final tournaments consist of the three North Zone countries, three countries from the Central Zone and two qualifiers from the Caribbean Zone.
At the Youth (under-20) level, the top two in each final tournament will advance to the FIFA World Youth Championship, to be held in the United Arab Emirates in March 2003. In the under-17 category, the winner of each FC final will advance to FIFA Under-17 World Championship Finland 2003, with the second-place teams in each meeting to determine which team will earn CONCACAF’s third and final berth.
The Confederation’s finals in the Under-20 Youth Tournament will be held in the USA (13-17 November 2002) and Panama (16-20 October 2002). Drawn alongside the USA were Canada, the second-place team in Central Zone qualifying, and Caribbean Zone group B/C. Competing in Panama will be Mexico, the winner of Central Zone qualifying, and Caribbean Zone group A/D.
The two FC final tournaments in the Under-17 Junior Tournament will take place in Guatemala (5-9 March 2003) and Victoria. BC (26-30 March 2003). Canada will host Mexico, the Central Zone group B winner and Caribbean Zone group A/D. Taking part in Guatemala along with the host country will be the USA, the winner of Central Zone group A, and Caribbean Zone group B/C.
FC UNDER-20 YOUTH TOURNAMENT – FINAL COMPETITIONS
GROUP A: 16.20.10.2002 (Panama): PANAMA, MEXICO, 1st place CENTRAL, winner CARIBBEAN A/D
GROUP B: 13-17.11.2002 (USA): USA, CANADA, 2nd place CENTRAL, winner CARIBBEAN B/C
FC UNDER-17 JUNIOR TOURNAMENT – FINAL COMPETITIONS
GROUP A: 05-09.03.2003 (Guatemala): GUATEMALA, USA, CENTRAL A, winner CARIBBEAN B/C
GROUP B: 26-30.03.2003 (Canada): CANADA, MEXICO, CENTRAL B, winner CARIBBEAN A/D
For more information please contact:
Morgan Quarry (613) 237-7678 ext.: 230 or media@soccercan.ca
Or visit our web site: www.canadasoccer.com
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