CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship Jamaica, Bahamas, Guyana drawn in Group A

first_img(DIGICEL Sportsnax) The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) and Beach Soccer Worldwide (BSWW) yesterday conducted the draw for the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship Bahamas 2017, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Doral, Florida, USA.The draw, which determined the groups and match schedule for the tournament that kicks off on February 20, in Nassau, was opened with welcoming remarks from Philippe Moggio, CONCACAF general secretary and Anton Sealey, president of the Bahamas Football Association. The event was conducted with the assistance of Bahamas national team players Gavin Christie and Leslie St Fleur.Tournament hosts Bahamas, who were seeded into Group A will face Jamaica, Belize and Guyana. In Group B, defending CONCACAF Beach Soccer champions Mexico were joined by Guatemala, Canada and Guadeloupe, while United States, Trinidad & Tobago, Antigua & Barbuda and US Virgin Islands make up Group C. El Salvador will be in Group D with Costa Rica, Panama and Turks & Caicos Islands.The Malcom Beach Soccer Facility will host all group, quarter-final, semi-final, third-place and final matches.The champions and the runners-up of the competition will join hosts Bahamas as the three CONCACAF representatives in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2017. In case Bahamas (host of the World Cup) and/or Guadeloupe (Non-FIFA member) reach the final match, the World Cup spot(s) will be allocated to the next best placed team(s).In an effort to further develop Beach Soccer, the sixteen participating member associations are guaranteed to play six games, with all competing for final tournament placement, until the last match date.For the draw, the Participating Member Associations were separated into pots of four balls according to the Beach Soccer World Wide Ranking dated September 2016. The draw started by selecting from a separate pot, which contained the five teams with the same ranking (38). These teams were drawn and placed into Pots 3 and 4 respectively to complete the distribution of the teams into those Pots. The teams were then drawn into the four groups, from those final pots of four teams each.CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship Bahamas 2017Group ABahamasJamaicaBelizeGuyanaGroup BMexicoGuatemalaCanadaGuadeloupeGroup CUnited StatesTrinidad & TobagoAntigua & BarbudaUS Virgin IslandsGroup DEl SalvadorCosta RicaPanamaTurks & Caicos IslandsCONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship Bahamas 2017 Schedule*Kick-off times TBCMonday, February 20, 2017Guatemala v CanadaMexico v GuadeloupeTrinidad & Tobago v Antigua & BarbudaUnited States v US Virgin IslandsJamaica v BelizeBahamas v GuyanaTuesday, February 21, 2017Costa Rica v PanamaEl Salvador v Turks & Caicos IslandsGuadeloupe v GuatemalaCanada v MexicoGuyana v JamaicaBelize v BahamasWednesday, February 22, 2017US Virgin Islands v Trinidad & TobagoAntigua & Barbuda v United StatesTurks & Caicos Islands v Costa RicaPanama v El SalvadorBelize v GuyanaBahamas v JamaicaThursday, February 23, 2017Canada v GuadeloupeMexico v GuatemalaAntigua & Barbuda v US Virgin IslandsUnited States v Trinidad & TobagoPanama v Turks & Caicos IslandsEl Salvador v Costa RicaFriday, February 24, 20174B v 4D4A v 4C3B v 3D3A v 3C*TBC v TBC – Quarter-Final #1*TBC v TBC – Quarter-Final #2*TBC v TBC – Quarter-Final #3*TBC v TBC – Quarter-Final #4Saturday, February 25, 2017Loser Match 25 v Loser Match 26Winner Match 25 v Winner Match 26Loser Match 27 v Loser Match 28Winner Match 27 v Winner Match 28Loser Match 29 v Loser Match 30Loser Match 31 v Loser Match 32Winner Match 29 v Winner Match 30SemifinalWinner Match 31 v Winner Match 32Sunday, February 26, 2017Loser Match 33 v Loser Match 34 – 15th Place MatchWinner Match 33 v Winner Match 34 – 13th Place MatchLoser Match 35 v Loser Match 36 – 11th Place MatchWinner Match 35 v Winner Match 36 – 9th Place MatchLoser Match 37 v Loser Match 38 – 7th Place MatchWinner Match 37 v Winner Match 38 – 5th Place MatchLoser Match 39 v Loser Match 40 – 3rd Place MatchWinner Match 39 v Winner Match 40 – Final*The top two teams from each Group will advance to the knock-out phase. The quarter-final match-ups will be decided by a draw. Group winners will be matched up randomly with the second-place teams.last_img

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