Young Reggae Boyz to face big opposition in Portugal

By Loop News July 27, 2019

Jamaica have been drawn in Group D alongside Costa Rica, Portugal, and Barbados for the 2019 Concacaf Boys’ Under-15 Championship at the IMG Academy campus in Bradenton, Florida from August 4-11.

 The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) on Friday announced the groups and schedule for the championship.

Jamaica will open their campaign against Costa Rica on August 4 at 8:00 am. The young Reggae Boyz will next play Barbados on August 5 at 10:00 am and then they round off their preliminary round game against Portugal on August 7 at 8:00 am.

The youth tournament, which will provide access to international football for over 750 boys from across the Concacaf region, will be disputed in two rounds. For the first-round group phase, the 42 participating teams have been divided into three divisions according to the Concacaf Men's Under-17 Ranking as of 2019, ensuring sporting balance and a minimum number of four matches for each team.

Division One will be made up by the top 14 ranked Concacaf teams, as well as Slovenia and Portugal. The 16 teams have been divided into four groups of four teams each (Groups A-D). After round-robin play, the four group winners and the four second-place finishers will advance to the quarterfinals to play for the Championship. The third and fourth place finishers will play an additional match to determine their final position in the division. 

GROUP A: Mexico, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Curacao
GROUP B: United States, Haiti, Guatemala, Suriname
GROUP C: Canada, El Salvador, Slovenia, Guadeloupe
GROUP D: Costa Rica, Jamaica, Portugal, Barbados

Division Two will be made up by the next 15 best ranked Concacaf teams and Israel. The 16 teams have been divided into four groups of four teams each (Groups E-H). After round-robin play, the four group winners will advance to the semifinals to play for the divisional championship. The second, third and fourth place finishers will play an additional match to determine their final position in the division. 

GROUP E: Nicaragua, Guyana, Cayman Islands and Bahamas
GROUP F: Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Grenada, Martinique
GROUP G: Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Israel, Belize
GROUP H: Bermuda, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Division Three will be made up by the lowest 10 ranked Concacaf teams. The teams have been divided into two groups of five teams each (Groups I and J). After round robin play, the group winners will advance to the divisional final, while the remaining teams will play an additional match to determine their final position in the division. 

GROUP I: Bonaire, US Virgin Islands, Anguilla, French Guiana, Saint Maarten
GROUP J: Saint Martin, Dominica, British Virgin Islands, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands

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    9

    2

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    30

    10

    20

    29

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    7

    2

    1

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    10

    21

    23

    3

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    7

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    6

    19

    22

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    4

    1

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    14

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    19

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    9

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    7

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    3

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    4

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    16

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    11

    10

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    12

    16

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    11

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    7

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    1

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    11

    33

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    15

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    1

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    34

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