The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) conducted this morning the draw for the CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship Trinidad & Tobago 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad &Tobago.
The draw, which determined the groups and match schedule for the tournament that kicks off on January 18, 2018, in Couva, was opened with welcoming remarks from Sonia Bien-Aime, FIFA and CONCACAF Council Member and Turks and Caicos Island Football Association President, and David John-Williams President of the Trinidad & Tobago Football Association. The event was conducted with the assistance of two current and prominent senior national team players for Trinidad &Tobago, Tasha St. Louis and Mariah Shade.
For the official draw, tournament host Trinidad & Tobago was seeded into Group A, and will face Caribbean 2, Costa Rica and Canada. Group B seed and five-time champion United States, was joined by Nicaragua, Mexico and Caribbean 1.
The other two Caribbean finalists will be determined at the finals of the CONCACAF Caribbean Women’s Under-20 Qualifier 2017, which will take place at Warner Park Stadium in St. Kitts and Nevis, from November 22-26. St. Kitts and Nevis, Jamaica, Haiti and the Dominican Republic are competing to join the other six qualified nations in Trinidad & Tobago.
The Ato Boldon Stadium, in Couva, Trinidad, will host all sixteen matches, to be played across eight match days in January. The tournament will qualify three teams directly to the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018.
In the previous edition of the CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Championship played in Honduras in 2015, the United States won its fourth straight championship at this level, with a 1-0 win over Canada in the final.
CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Championship Trinidad & Tobago 2018 – Match Schedule
Thursday, January 18, 2018
16:00 Costa Rica v Canada
18:30 Trinidad & Tobago v Caribbean 2
Friday, January 19, 2018
16:00 Mexico v Caribbean 1
18:30 USA v Nicaragua
Saturday, January 20, 2018
16:00 Caribbean 2 v Costa Rica
18:30 Canada v Trinidad & Tobago
Sunday, January 21, 2018
16:00 Nicaragua v Mexico
18:30 Caribbean 1 v USA
Monday, January 22, 2018
16:00 Caribbean 2 v Canada
18:30 Trinidad & Tobago v Costa Rica
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
16:00 Nicaragua v Caribbean 1
18:30 USA v Mexico
Friday, January 26, 2018 – Semifinals
16:00 1B v 2A
18:30 1A v 2B
Sunday, January 28, 2018 – 3rd Place Match and Final
16:00 L13 v L14
18:30 W13 v W1