2020 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship

The 2020 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship was originally to be the 7th edition of the CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship, the biennial international youth football championship organised by CONCACAF for the women's under-17 national teams of the North, Central American and Caribbean region. The tournament was originally scheduled to be held in Mexico between 18 April and 3 May 2020.[1] However, on 19 March 2020, CONCACAF announced the decision to postpone the tournament due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the new dates of the tournament to be confirmed later.[2]

2020 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship
Tournament details
Host countryMexico
DatesCancelled
(originally 18 April – 3 May 2020)
Teams20 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)TBC (in 1 host city)
2018
2022

The final tournament was expanded from eight to 20 teams, using the same format as the 2019 CONCACAF U-17 Championship. The top three teams of the tournament would have qualified for the 2021 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup (originally 2020 but postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic) in India as the CONCACAF representatives.[3] However, FIFA announced on 17 November 2020 that this edition of the World Cup would be cancelled.[4] Following this announcement, CONCACAF decided on the same day that the 2020 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship, which served as the regional qualifiers, would be cancelled.[5]

United States were the defending champions.

Qualified teamsEdit

The qualifying format has changed since the 2018 edition, and the teams are no longer divided into regional zones.

The 41 CONCACAF teams were ranked based on the CONCACAF Women's Under-17 Ranking as of 2018.[6] A total of 32 teams entered the tournament. The highest-ranked 16 entrants were exempt from qualifying and advanced directly to the group stage of the final tournament, while the lowest-ranked 16 entrants had to participate in the qualifying stage, where the four group winners advanced to the round of 16 of the knockout stage of the final tournament.[7]

Round Team Qualification Appearance
(planned)
Previous best performance Previous FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup appearances
Group stage   Mexico (hosts) 1st ranked entrant 7th Champions (2013) 5
  Canada 2nd ranked entrant 7th Champions (2010) 6
  United States (title holders) 3rd ranked entrant 7th Champions (2008, 2012, 2016, 2018) 4
  Haiti 4th ranked entrant 5th Fourth place (2016, 2018) 0
  Costa Rica 5th ranked entrant 5th Runners-up (2008) 2
  Jamaica 6th ranked entrant 6th Fourth place (2013) 0
  Trinidad and Tobago 7th ranked entrant 4th Group stage (2008, 2012, 2013) 1
  Guatemala 8th ranked entrant 4th Group stage (2012, 2013, 2016) 0
  Puerto Rico 9th ranked entrant 3rd Group stage (2008, 2018) 0
  Bermuda 10th ranked entrant 2nd Group stage (2018) 0
  El Salvador 11th ranked entrant 3rd Group stage (2008, 2013) 0
  Panama 12th ranked entrant 3rd Group stage (2010, 2012) 0
  Dominican Republic 13th ranked entrant 1st Debut 0
  Cuba 14th ranked entrant 1st Debut 0
  Grenada 15th ranked entrant 2nd Group stage (2016) 0
  Nicaragua 16th ranked entrant 2nd Group stage (2018) 0
Knockout stage   Honduras Qualifying Group A winner 1st Debut 0
  Cayman Islands Qualifying Group B winner 2nd Group stage (2010) 0
  Belize Qualifying Group C winner 1st Debut 0
  Guyana Qualifying Group D winner 1st Debut 0

VenuesEdit

DrawEdit

The draw for the group stage took place on 9 May 2019, 11:00 EDT (UTC−4), at the CONCACAF Headquarters in Miami. The 16 teams which entered the group stage were drawn into four groups of four teams.[7] Based on the CONCACAF Women's Under-17 Ranking, the 16 teams were distributed into four pots, with teams in Pot 1 assigned to each group prior to the draw, as follows:[8]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

SquadsEdit

Players born on or after 1 January 2003 are eligible to compete. Each team must register a squad of 20 players, two of whom must be goalkeepers.[9]

Group stageEdit

The top three teams in each group advance to the round of 16, where they are joined by the four teams advancing from the qualifying stage.

Tiebreakers

The ranking of teams in each group is determined as follows (Regulations Article 12.8):[9]

  1. Points obtained in all group matches (three points for a win, one for a draw, zero for a loss);
  2. Goal difference in all group matches;
  3. Number of goals scored in all group matches;
  4. Points obtained in the matches played between the teams in question;
  5. Goal difference in the matches played between the teams in question;
  6. Number of goals scored in the matches played between the teams in question;
  7. Fair play points in all group matches (only one deduction could be applied to a player in a single match):
    • Yellow card: −1 points;
    • Indirect red card (second yellow card): −3 points;
    • Direct red card: −4 points;
    • Yellow card and direct red card: −5 points;
  8. Drawing of lots.

All times are local, CDT (UTC−5).[10]

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Mexico (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Knockout stage
2   Trinidad and Tobago 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Bermuda 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Nicaragua 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source: CONCACAF
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host
Trinidad and Tobago  Cancelled  Bermuda
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Mexico  Cancelled  Nicaragua
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Nicaragua  Cancelled  Trinidad and Tobago
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Bermuda  Cancelled  Mexico
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Bermuda  Cancelled  Nicaragua
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Mexico  Cancelled  Trinidad and Tobago
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Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Knockout stage
2   Jamaica 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Panama 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Dominican Republic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source: CONCACAF
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Jamaica  Cancelled  Panama
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Canada  Cancelled  Dominican Republic
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Dominican Republic  Cancelled  Jamaica
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Panama  Cancelled  Canada
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Panama  Cancelled  Dominican Republic
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Canada  Cancelled  Jamaica
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Group GEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   United States 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Knockout stage
2   Guatemala 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   El Salvador 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Cuba 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source: CONCACAF
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Guatemala  Cancelled  El Salvador
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United States  Cancelled  Cuba
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Cuba  Cancelled  Guatemala
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El Salvador  Cancelled  United States
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El Salvador  Cancelled  Cuba
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United States  Cancelled  Guatemala
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Group HEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Haiti 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Knockout stage
2   Costa Rica 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Puerto Rico 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Grenada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source: CONCACAF
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Costa Rica  Cancelled  Puerto Rico
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Haiti  Cancelled  Grenada
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Grenada  Cancelled  Costa Rica
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Puerto Rico  Cancelled  Haiti
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Puerto Rico  Cancelled  Grenada
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Haiti  Cancelled  Costa Rica
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Knockout stageEdit

In the knockout stage, if a match is level at the end of 90 minutes, extra time is played, and if still tied after extra time, the match is decided by a penalty shoot-out (Regulations Article 12.13).[9]

BracketEdit

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
25 April –
 
 
1E
 
29 April –
 
  Guyana
 
W25
 
25 April –
 
W28
 
2G
 
1 May –
 
3E
 
W33
 
25 April –
 
W34
 
1G
 
29 April –
 
  Cayman Islands
 
W26
 
25 April –
 
W27
 
2E
 
3 May –
 
3G
 
W37
 
26 April –
 
W38
 
1F
 
29 April –
 
  Belize
 
W29
 
26 April –
 
W32
 
2H
 
1 May –
 
3F
 
W35
 
26 April –
 
W36Third place match
 
1H
 
29 April – 3 May –
 
  Honduras
 
W30L37
 
26 April –
 
W31L38
 
2F
 
 
3H
 

Round of 16Edit

1ECancelled  Guyana
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1GCancelled  Cayman Islands
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2ECancelled3G
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2GCancelled3E
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1FCancelled  Belize
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1HCancelled  Honduras
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2FCancelled3H
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2HCancelled3F
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Quarter-finalsEdit

W25CancelledW28
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W26CancelledW27
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W29CancelledW32
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W30CancelledW31
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Semi-finalsEdit

Winners would have qualified for 2021 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.

W33CancelledW34
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W35CancelledW36
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Third place matchEdit

Winner would have qualified for 2021 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.

L37CancelledL38
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FinalEdit

W37CancelledW38
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mexico Named Host for 2020 Concacaf Women's Under-17 Championship". CONCACAF.com. 31 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Concacaf Statement on Additional Tournament Suspensions". CONCACAF. 19 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Bureau of the FIFA Council decisions on FIFA events". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 12 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Update on FIFA Club World Cup 2020 and women's youth tournaments". FIFA.com. 17 November 2020.
  5. ^ "Concacaf update on 2020 competitions following FIFA calendar decisions: November 17, 2020". CONCACAF. 17 November 2020.
  6. ^ "Concacaf Women's Under-17 Ranking". CONCACAF.com.
  7. ^ a b "Concacaf Announces Details for the 2020 Concacaf Women's Under-17 Championship". CONCACAF.com. 8 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Official draw – 2020 CONCACAF Women's Under-17 Championship". CONCACAF.com.
  9. ^ a b c "2020 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship Regulations" (PDF). CONCACAF.
  10. ^ "2020 Match Schedule" (PDF). CONCACAF.

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