2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship

The 2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship was a scheduled age-restricted international association football tournament organised by CONCACAF. The competition was used to determine the four CONCACAF representatives at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile. The competition was hosted by Honduras.[1]

2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship
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Tournament details
Host countryHonduras
CitySan Pedro Sula
Dates27 February – 15 March
Teams12 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Mexico (6th title)
Runners-up Honduras
Tournament statistics
Matches played33
Goals scored113 (3.42 per match)
Top scorer(s)Panama Ronaldo Córdoba
(6 goals)
2013
2017

Qualified teamsEdit

Team Qualification Appearances Previous best performances FIFA U-17 World Cup
Participations
North American zone
  Canada Automatic 15th Runners-up (2011) 6
  Mexico (TH) Automatic 15th Champions (1985, 1987, 1991, 1996, 2013) 11
  United States Automatic 16th Champions (1983, 1992, 2011) 14
Central American zone qualified through the Central America qualifying
  Honduras Host 16th Fourth place (1983, 1985, 1987, 2013) 3
  Costa Rica Triangular 1 winner 15th Champions (1994) 8
  Panama Triangular 2 winner 7th Runners-up (2013) 2
  Guatemala Repechage playoff winner 10th Quarterfinals (2013) 0
Caribbean zone qualified through the Caribbean qualifying
  Haiti Group A winner 6th Final round group winner (2007) 1
  Saint Lucia Group A runner-up 2nd Group stage (1988) 0
  Jamaica Group B winner 12th Final round group winner (1999) 2
  Cuba Group B runner-up 9th Champions (1988) 2
  Trinidad and Tobago Best third place 13th Runners-up (1983) 2

Note: no titles or runners-up between 1999 and 2007.
Bold indicates that the corresponding team was hosting the event.

VenuesEdit

San Pedro Sula
Estadio Franciso Morazán Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano
Capacity: 18,000 Capacity: 37,325
   

New formatEdit

Previously there were four groups of three teams during the group stage of the competition, each team played a minimum of two games and the previous format had a total of 20 matches. As from 2015 there will be two groups of six teams, each team will play a minimum of five games and the competition will have a total of 33 matches. CONCACAF stated that the new format would aid development and competition.[1]

The knockout phase, which included eight matches, consisted of four quarterfinals, two semifinals, a third-place playoff and a final, has been replaced with two playoff games and a final.

DrawEdit

The draw took place on 8 December at the Chamber of Commerce and Industries of Cortés, Honduras.[2]

On 2 December 2014, CONCACAF announced the procedure of the draw.[3] The 12 teams were divided into three differing pots:

Pot Teams
Pot 1 (Central America)
Pot 2 (Caribbean)
Pot 3 (North America)
Pot A (Seeding for Group A) Six balls with a group positions, 1-6
Pot B (Seeding for Group B) Six balls with a group positions, 1-6

Prior to the draw, hosts Honduras were assigned to position A1. The remaining teams in Pot 1 were drawn, alternating between groups A and B. Teams were assigned a position from Pot A (Group A) or Pot B (Group B). After all teams had been drawn from Pot 1, the draw proceeded (continuing to alternate between Groups A and B) to Pot 2, then Pot 3.[3]

SquadsEdit

Only players born on or after 1 January 1998 were eligible to play in the tournament. Each participating national association had to provide a provisional list of twenty to thirty players to CONCACAF thirty days before their first match. A final twenty-man selection had to be provided upon arrival in the venue.[4]

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Honduras (H) 5 3 2 0 9 4 +5 11 Final and 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup
2   Jamaica 5 3 1 1 9 5 +4 10 Playoff stage
3   United States 5 3 1 1 13 4 +9 10
4   Guatemala 5 1 1 3 7 9 −2 4
5   Cuba 5 0 4 1 4 9 −5 4
6   Trinidad and Tobago 5 0 1 4 4 15 −11 1
Source: CONCACAF
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host
27 February 2015 (2015-02-27) Guatemala   4–1   Trinidad and Tobago Estadio Francisco Morazán, San Pedro Sula
14:30 Raymundo   2'54'
Valdez   10'
Lemus   45+2'
Report Noel   39'
Julien   45'
Hudson   74'
Referee: Ricardo Montero (Costa Rica)
27 February 2015 (2015-02-27) United States   5–0   Cuba Estadio Francisco Morazán, San Pedro Sula
17:00 Arellano   5'
Gallardo   40'65'88'
Zendejas   43'   51'
Wright   70'
Report Hurtado   38' Referee: Mathieu Bourdeau (Canada)
27 February 2015 (2015-02-27) Honduras   2–0   Jamaica Estadio Francisco Morazán, San Pedro Sula
19:30 Vuelto   12'
Rivera   62'
Alvarez   78'
Matamoros   90'
Report Brown   20'
Beckford   81'
Referee: Kimbell Ward (Saint Kitts and Nevis)
2 March 2015 (2015-03-02) Jamaica   2–1   Guatemala Estadio Francisco Morazán, San Pedro Sula
14:30 Adamolekun   13'   67'
Vassell   45+2'
Brown   82'
Dawkins   90'
Report Mendez   26' Referee: Drew Fisher (Canada)
2 March 2015 (2015-03-02) Trinidad and Tobago   0–2   United States Estadio Francisco Morazán, San Pedro Sula
17:00 Burnett   78' Report Gallardo   31'
Wright   71'
McCabe   74'
Olosunde   86'
Referee: Adrian Skeete (Barbados)
2 March 2015 (2015-03-02) Cuba   1–1   Honduras Estadio Francisco Morazán, San Pedro Sula
19:30 Herrera   78' Report Grant   50'
Arias   90+2'
Referee: César Arturo Ramos (Mexico)
5 March 2015 (2015-03-05) Cuba   1–1   Jamaica Estadio Francisco Morazán, San Pedro Sula
14:30 Puga   47'   76' Report Marshall   40'
Adamolekun   53'
Bartley   54'
James   84'   90+3'
Referee: Kimbell Ward (Saint Kitts and Nevis)
5 March 2015 (2015-03-05) Guatemala   1–4   United States Estadio Francisco Morazán, San Pedro Sula
17:00 Soto   65'
Rodas   69'
Garcia   73'
Report Pérez   10'20'45+1'
DaSilva   48'
Referee: Ricardo Montero (Costa Rica)
5 March 2015 (2015-03-05) Honduras   2–0   Trinidad and Tobago Estadio Francisco Morazán, San Pedro Sula
19:30 Rivera   50'
Andrade   53'
Quaye   90'
Report Patrick   13'
Alexander   90+4'
Referee: Mathieu Bourdeau (Canada)
8 March 2015 (2015-03-08) Trinidad and Tobago   1–5   Jamaica Estadio Francisco Morazán, San Pedro Sula
14:30 Hoyce   18'
Powder   44'
Report Williams   36'
Vassell   39'
Senior   42'
Adamolekun   45+3'
Brown   80'85'
Hammond   87'
Dawkins   90'
Referee: Drew Fisher (Canada)
8 March 2015 (2015-03-08) Cuba   0–0   Guatemala Estadio Francisco Morazán, San Pedro Sula
17:00 Hurtado   29'
Hernandez   65'
Report Raymundo   61'
Behrens   81'
Diaz   90+3'
Referee: Jose Antonio Kellys Marquez (Panama)
8 March 2015 (2015-03-08) United States   2–2   Honduras Estadio Francisco Morazán, San Pedro Sula
19:30 De la Torre   23'
Pérez   32'
Gallardo   45'
Arellano   65'
Report Matamoros   16'
Maldonado   38'
Sanchez   87'
Alvarez   90'
Arias   90+'
Referee: César Arturo Ramos (Mexico)
11 March 2015 (2015-03-11) Trinidad and Tobago   2–2   Cuba Estadio Francisco Morazán, San Pedro Sula
14:30 Riley   65'
Powder   71'
Burnett   82'
Report Puga   6'
Ramirez   61'
Borromeo   84'   90+2'
Referee: William Anderson (Puerto Rico)
11 March 2015 (2015-03-11) United States   0–1   Jamaica Estadio Francisco Morazán, San Pedro Sula
17:00 Arellano   56' Report Grant   44'
Nelson   57' (pen.)   85'
Referee: Ricardo Montero (Costa Rica)
11 March 2015 (2015-03-11) Honduras   2–1   Guatemala Estadio Francisco Morazán, San Pedro Sula
19:30 Rivera   8' (pen.)
Vuelto   38'
Quaye   73'
Report Lemus   6'
Rodas   7'
Garcia   26'
Orellana   78'
Referee: Mathieu Bourdeau (Canada)

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Mexico 5 3 2 0 13 3 +10 11 Final and 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup
2   Canada 5 3 1 1 10 6 +4 10 Playoff stage
3   Costa Rica 5 3 1 1 13 5 +8 10
4   Panama 5 3 0 2 15 7 +8 9
5   Haiti 5 1 0 4 6 17 −11 3
6   Saint Lucia 5 0 0 5 4 23 −19 0
Source: CONCACAF
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
28 February 2015 (2015-02-28) Panama   1–3   Mexico Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula
14:30 Córdoba   37'
Arias   28'
Report C. Zamudio   5'
Chanis   25' (o.g.)
López   45'
Aguirre   54'
Cortés   58'
Referee: Óscar Moncada (Honduras)
28 February 2015 (2015-02-28) Saint Lucia   0–4   Costa Rica Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula
17:00 Myers   24'
Doxilly   90'
Report Reyes   31'52'
Córdoba   43'
Masis   49'68'
Referee: Karl Tyrell (Jamaica)
28 February 2015 (2015-02-28) Canada   3–1   Haiti Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula
19:30 Tabla   4'
Ewart   34'
Baldisimo   45+2'
Chung   73'
Report Damus   32'
Jerome   41'
Joseph   51'
Jeudy   90+3'
Referee: Christopher Reid (Belize)
3 March 2015 (2015-03-03) Haiti   0–7   Panama Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula
14:30 Thermidor   28'
Damus   35'
Joseph   42'
Report Córdoba   9'20'
Avila   13'51'
Beckles   19'
Carrasquilla   44'
Rodríguez   79'
Referee: Edvin Jurisevic (United States)
3 March 2015 (2015-03-03) Mexico   6–0   Saint Lucia Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula
17:00 A. Zamudio   22'
Torres   43'90+4'
Magaña   58'
Gurrola   61'76'
K. Lara   72'
Report Referee: Mario Escobar (Guatemala)
3 March 2015 (2015-03-03) Costa Rica   2–3   Canada Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula
19:30 Martínez   17' (pen.)
Villegas   19'
Reyes   47'
Arboine   56'
Report Baldisimo   16'
Ewart   31'
Sagno   57' (pen.)
Sadiki   64'   67'
Tabla   83'
Trasolinin   89'
Referee: William Anderson (Puerto Rico)
6 March 2015 (2015-03-06) Costa Rica   4–1   Haiti Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula
14:30 Daly   3'8'
Smith   45'
Reyes   67'
González   69'
Report Dede   21'
Pierre   28'   35'  
Referee: Christopher Reid (Belize)
6 March 2015 (2015-03-06) Panama   6–2   Saint Lucia Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula
17:00 Córdoba   17'18'33'
Beckles   36'40'
Blackman   55'
Del Busto   62'
Picart   74'
Gutiérrez   89'
Report Philip   12'
Joseph   76'
Nicholas   82'
Referee: Karl Tyrell (Jamaica)
6 March 2015 (2015-03-06) Canada   1–1   Mexico Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula
19:30 Sadiki   36'
Borges   41'
Report Torres   19' Referee: Óscar Moncada (Honduras)
9 March 2015 (2015-03-09) Mexico   2–0   Haiti Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula
14:30 Venegas   34'   71'
López   38' (pen.)
Report Charles   29'
Dede   90+2'
Referee: Tristley Bassue (Saint Kitts and Nevis)
9 March 2015 (2015-03-09) Costa Rica   2–0   Panama Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula
17:00 Blackman   77' (o.g.)
Reyes   80'
Córdoba   84'
Daly   87'
Juárez   90+2'
Report Del Busto   6'
Arias   13'
Chanis   41'
Rodríguez   90'
Referee: Edvin Jurisevic (United States)
9 March 2015 (2015-03-09) Saint Lucia   1–3   Canada Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula
19:30 Winter   44' Report Sagno   34'
Ewart   35'
Tabla   57'
Referee: Mario Escobar (Guatemala)
12 March 2015 (2015-03-12) Mexico   1–1   Costa Rica Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula
14:30 Esquivel   34'
C. Zamudio   50'
Aguirre   58'
Report Masis   57'
Sequeira   85'
Referee: Adrian Skeete (Barbados)
12 March 2015 (2015-03-12) Saint Lucia   1–4   Haiti Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula
17:00 Nicholas   2'
Simon   14'
Report Damus   9'31'45'
Jeudy   64'
Referee: Jose Antonio Kellys Marquez (Panama)
12 March 2015 (2015-03-12) Canada   0–1   Panama Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula
19:30 Johnson   80'
Ewart   90+2'
Report Santos   9'
Gutiérrez   14'
Nelson   69'
Referee: Karl Tyrell (Jamaica)

Final stageEdit

In the final stage, if a match was level at the end of normal playing time, penalty shoot-out was used to determine the winner (no extra time was played).[4]

Playoff stageEdit

The second-and third-place teams from each group were re-seeded by group stage results, with the best team facing the fourth-best team, and the second-best team facing the third-best team.

Ranking of second and third-placed teams

Seed Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 A   United States 5 3 1 1 13 4 +9 10
2 B   Costa Rica 5 3 1 1 13 5 +8 10
3 B   Canada 5 3 1 1 10 6 +4 10
4 A   Jamaica 5 3 1 1 9 5 +4 10
First match(es) will be played on 27 February 2015. Source: CONCACAF
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

Because all four teams finished with the same number of points and not all of them faced each other, the first playoff tiebreaker used for reseeding was goal differential in all group matches. Because two teams were tied on goal differential, the No. 3 and 4 seeds were determined based on total goals scored in the tournament.[5] This resulted in both third-place teams being ranked ahead of both second-place teams.

Costa Rica  3−0  Canada
Hernández   18'
Reyes   27'
Sakiki   74' (o.g.)
Report

Costa Rica and the United States qualified for the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

FinalEdit

Honduras  0−3  Mexico
Report Magaña   7'
C. Zamudio   15'
Torres   50'

Both Honduras and Mexico qualified for the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Top goalscorersEdit

Players with three or more goals:[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Honduras to Host CONCACAF Under-17 Championship in 2015". CONCACAF.com. July 29, 2014. Archived from the original on August 3, 2014. Retrieved July 30, 2014.
  2. ^ "Draw Determines Groups and Schedule for CONCACAF Under-17 Championship Honduras 2015". CONCACAF.com. December 8, 2014. Archived from the original on September 23, 2015. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Official Draw Confirmed for the CONCACAF Under-17 Championship Honduras 2015". CONCACAF.com. 2 December 2014. Archived from the original on 11 January 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
  4. ^ a b "2015 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship Regulations". CONCACAF (via issuu.com). 2 December 2014. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
  5. ^ http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2015/03/12/22/14/150312-u17mnt-sunday-playoff-rel
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-03-10. Retrieved 2015-03-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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