CONCACAF has announced that the 2021 CONCACAF Men’s Under-20 Championship qualifiers draw will now take place on September 17 at 11:00 am ET.
The draw was initially planned for Friday, September 10 but has been rescheduled to a new date following a change in the number of teams participating in the tournament.
The 2021 CONCACAF Men’s Under-20 Championship qualifiers will now include the participation of 19 CONCACAF Member Associations (all ranked 17 and below based on the current CONCACAF Men’s Under-20 Ranking).
The confirmed teams are (in alphabetical order): Anguilla, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Maarten and US Virgin Islands.
The new pots for the draw are as follows (based on the participating teams ranking and listed in ranking order per pot):
Pot 1: Dominican Republic, Bermuda, Curacao and Nicaragua
Pot 2: Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, Grenada and Guyana
Pot 3: Dominica, Cayman Islands, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Belize
Pot 4: Barbados, Saint Martin, US Virgin Islands, and Sint Maarten
Pot 5: Anguilla, Montserrat, and British Virgin Islands
Teams will be placed into Groups A, B, C and D according to the order in which they are drawn, with no more than one team of each pot per group. At the conclusion of the draw, Group A, B and C will be composed of five teams each and Group D of four team.
The tournament is scheduled to be played in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, from November 5-14.
The four group winners will advance to the 2022 CONCACAF Men’s Under-20 Championship, joining the top 16 ranked teams.
Further details regarding the championship stage will be published in due course.