2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship qualifying

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The qualifying stage of the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship competition is handled by two regional bodies; the Caribbean Football Union (Caribbean zone) and the UNCAF (Central American zone).

Four teams from Central America and five from the Caribbean will qualify to the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship to be played in Mexico. In addition to hosts Mexico, the United States and Canada will automatically qualify for the competition.

Caribbean zone[edit]

The qualification for the Caribbean Nations is organised by the Caribbean Football Union. In total five nations will qualify from the Caribbean zone for the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.[1]

First Round[edit]

The first round took place during 23–31 July 2012.

Group A[edit]

The group was hosted in Antigua and Barbuda and games were played the 8 to 12 August 2012. In addition to Antigua and Barbuda, the group will include Curaçao, Grenada and Dominica. Grenada were originally scheduled to host the group's games but the Grenadian FA could not afford it.[2]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Curaçao 3 2 1 0 11 5 +6 7
 Antigua and Barbuda 3 2 1 0 9 4 +5 7
 Grenada 3 1 0 2 5 6 −1 3
 Dominica 3 0 0 3 2 12 −10 0
8 August 2012 (2012-08-08)
17:00
Curaçao  3 – 1  Grenada
N. Martina Goal 27'
Maria Goal 30'
van Eijman Goal 35'
report Pierre Goal 76'
8 August 2012 (2012-08-08)
19:00
Antigua and Barbuda  4 – 0  Dominica
Kirwan Goal 16'
Constant Goal 48'49'
Harriette Goal 79'
report
10 August 2012 (2012-08-10)
17:00
Dominica  1 – 5  Curaçao
Williams Goal 17' report Martis Goal 2'
Martina Goal 45'
Kierindongo Goal 63'
J. Martina Goal 68'80'
11 August 2012 (2012-08-11)
19:00
Antigua and Barbuda  2 – 1  Grenada
Braithwaite Goal 83'
Thomas Goal 89'
report Alexander Goal 56'
12 August 2012 (2012-08-12)
17:00
Grenada  3 – 1  Dominica
Marshall Goal 32'
Alexander Goal 40'
Gannes Goal 83'
report Charles Goal 77'
13 August 2012 (2012-08-13)
19:00
Antigua and Barbuda  3 – 3  Curaçao
Constant Goal 31'35'60' report Maria Goal 10'58'
Kierindongo Goal 66'

Group B[edit]

Hosted in Dominican Republic.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Cuba 3 2 1 0 10 1 +9 7
 Dominican Republic 3 1 2 0 6 1 +5 5
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 3 1 1 1 3 6 −3 4
 Aruba 3 0 0 3 4 15 −11 0
26 July 2012 (2012-07-26)
14:00
Cuba  6 – 1  Aruba
Perez Goal 38'
Wilson Goal 53'78'
P. Hernández Goal 79'
Reyes Goal 87'90'
report Richardson Goal 13'
26 July 2012 (2012-07-26)
16:00
Dominican Republic  0 – 0  Saint Kitts and Nevis
report
28 July 2012 (2012-07-28)
14:00
Saint Kitts and Nevis  0 – 4  Cuba
report A. Hernández Goal 3'
Reyes Goal 50'
Perez Goal 78'
Diz Goal 90'
28 July 2012 (2012-07-28)
16:00
Dominican Republic  6 – 1  Aruba
Quezada Goal 10'39'
Ramirez Goal 20'45'
Espinal Goal 30'
García Goal 69'
report Fingal Goal 80'
30 July 2012 (2012-07-30)
14:00
Aruba  2 – 3  Saint Kitts and Nevis
Bolivar Goal 68'
Alexander Goal 73'
report Harris Goal 35'
Flemming Goal 55'
Liburd Goal 87'
30 July 2012 (2012-07-30)
16:00
Dominican Republic  0 – 0  Cuba
report

Group C[edit]

Hosted in Puerto Rico

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Haiti 3 2 1 0 5 0 +5 7
 Puerto Rico 3 2 1 0 4 0 +4 7
 Bermuda 3 1 0 2 1 5 −4 3
 Barbados 3 0 0 3 0 5 −5 0
25 July 2012 (2012-07-25)
18:00
Bermuda  0 – 3  Haiti
report Johnley Goal 29'
Dumy Goal 30'60'
25 July 2012 (2012-07-25)
21:00
Puerto Rico  2 – 0  Barbados
Strain Goal 63'
Coca Goal 82'
report
27 July 2012 (2012-07-27)
18:00
Haiti  2 – 0  Barbados
Ismaël Goal 9'
Sheelove Goal 62'
report
27 July 2012 (2012-07-27)
21:00
Puerto Rico  2 – 0  Bermuda
Strain Goal 49'
Marrero Goal 63'
report
29 July 2012 (2012-07-29)
18:00
Barbados  0 – 2  Bermuda
report Simmons Goal 85'
Wendell Goal 90'
29 July 2012 (2012-07-29)
21:00
Puerto Rico  0 – 0  Haiti
report

Group D[edit]

Hosted in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Suriname 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6
 Trinidad and Tobago 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
 Guyana 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 3
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 3 1 0 2 3 5 −2 3
8 August 2012 (2012-08-08)
17:30
Trinidad and Tobago  2 – 1  Guyana
Williams Goal 9'
Noel Goal 52'
Report Bobb Goal 41'
Victoria Park, Kingstown
Attendance: 300
Referee: Adrian Skeete (Barbados)
8 August 2012 (2012-08-08)
19:30
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  0 – 1  Suriname
Report Apai Goal 45'
10 August 2012 (2012-08-10)
17:30
Suriname  3 – 0  Trinidad and Tobago
Eduard Goal 33'
Apai Goal 49'77'
Report
Victoria Park, Kingstown
Attendance: 300
Referee: Leon Clarke (Saint Lucia)
10 August 2012 (2012-08-10)
19:30
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  3 – 1  Guyana
John Goal 32'
hoyte Goal 43'
Toppin Goal 83'
Report Smartt Goal 69'
Victoria Park, Kingstown
Attendance: 400
Referee: Valman Bedeau (Grenada)
12 August 2012 (2012-08-12)
17:30
Guyana  2 – 1  Suriname
Booker Goal 60'
Wilson Goal 84'
Report Darson Goal 18'
Victoria Park, Kingstown
Attendance: 400
Referee: Adrian Skeete (Barbados)
12 August 2012 (2012-08-12)
19:30
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  0 – 3  Trinidad and Tobago
Report Williams Goal 6'
West Goal 39'
Noel Goal 44'
Victoria Park, Kingstown
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Valman Bedeau (Grenada)

Best three overall second place from first round[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Antigua and Barbuda 3 2 1 0 9 4 +5 7
 Puerto Rico 3 2 1 0 4 0 +4 7
 Trinidad and Tobago 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
 Dominican Republic 3 1 2 0 6 1 +5 5

Final Round[edit]

The final round will take place during 3–11 November 2012. It will be hosted in Jamaica. This second qualifying round has been referred to as the Caribbean Under 20 Finals by CONCACAF.[3]

Five of the eight teams who reach this round will qualify for the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.[4]

Group A[edit]

Hosted in Kingston, Jamaica

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Haiti 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
 Puerto Rico 3 1 1 1 3 4 –1 4
 Curaçao 3 1 0 2 3 4 –1 3
 Trinidad and Tobago 3 1 0 2 2 3 –1 3
5 November 2012 (2012-11-05)
15:00
Trinidad and Tobago  2 – 0  Puerto Rico
Henry Goal 32'
Nesbitt Goal 90'
Report
5 November 2012 (2012-11-05)
17:00
Haiti  2 –1  Curaçao
Johnley Goal 13'
Ismaël Goal 51'
Report Fecunda Goal 10'
Waterhouse Stadium, Kingston
Attendance: 250
Referee: Marcos Brea (Cuba)
7 November 2012 (2012-11-07)
15:00
Puerto Rico  2 – 1  Curaçao
Marrero Goal 61' (pen.)
Strain Goal 65'
Report Maria Goal 17'
7 November 2012 (2012-11-07)
17:00
Haiti  2 – 0  Trinidad and Tobago
Luckner Goal 31'
Pompée Goal 47'
Report
9 November 2012 (2012-11-09)
15:00
Curaçao  1 – 0  Trinidad and Tobago
Alberto Goal 10' Report
Waterhouse Stadium, Kingston
Attendance: 200
Referee: Marcos Brea (Cuba)
9 November 2012 (2012-11-09)
17:00
Puerto Rico  1 – 1  Haiti
Abrams Goal 38' Report Johnley Goal 86'

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Jamaica 3 2 1 0 4 0 +4 7
 Cuba 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7
 Antigua and Barbuda 3 1 0 2 3 4 –1 3
 Suriname 3 0 0 3 2 8 –6 0
6 November 2012 (2012-11-06)
11:00
Cuba  2 – 1  Suriname
Hernández Goal 24'45' Report Darson Goal 46'
6 November 2012 (2012-11-06)
13:00
Jamaica  1 – 0  Antigua and Barbuda
Boothe Goal 42' Report
8 November 2012 (2012-11-08)
11:00
Antigua and Barbuda  0 – 2  Cuba
Report Vaquero Goal 81'
Santa Cruz Goal 90'
8 November 2012 (2012-11-08)
13:00
Jamaica  3 – 0  Suriname
McFarlane Goal 44'
Barnes Goal 65'
Manning Goal 90'
Report
10 November 2012 (2012-11-10)
11:00
Suriname  1 – 3  Antigua and Barbuda
Bodji Goal 6' Report Martin Goal 48'
Harriette Goal 50'
McDonald Goal 56'
10 November 2012 (2012-11-10)
15:00
Jamaica  0 – 0  Cuba
Report

Best runner-up from Final round[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Curaçao 3 1 0 2 3 4 –1 3
 Antigua and Barbuda 3 1 0 2 3 4 –1 3

As Curaçao and Antigua and Barbuda both had equal goal difference and points, Damien Hughes of the CFU tossed a coin to decide which team would participate in the Championship during half-time of the final Jamaica vs Cuba game in Group B. Curaçao won the toss.[5]

Central American zone[edit]

2013 UNCAF U20 Qualifying
Tournament details
Host countries Guatemala
Honduras
Dates 17–29 July 2012
Teams (from 6 associations)

The qualification for the Central American Nations is organised by UNCAF. The top two nations in each group will qualify for the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.[6] Belize chose not to participate. The schedule was published on 25 June 2012.[7]

Key to colours in group tables
Top 2 teams in each group advanced to the CONCACAF U-20 Championship

Group A[edit]

This group is to be hosted in Honduras and games are scheduled for 17 to 21 July 2012. In addition to Honduras, the group will include Costa Rica and Nicaragua.[6]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Costa Rica 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 4
 Nicaragua 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 3
 Honduras 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1 1


17 July 2012 (2012-07-17)
19:00
Costa Rica  3 – 2  Nicaragua
Flores Goal 59'
Sosa Goal 68' Goal 90'
Report Chavarría Goal 60' Goal 76'
19 July 2012 (2012-07-19)
19:00
Honduras  0 – 0  Costa Rica
Report
21 July 2012 (2012-07-21)
19:00
Honduras  0 – 1  Nicaragua
Report Chavarría Goal 24'

Group B[edit]

This group is to be hosted in Guatemala and games are scheduled for 25 to 29 July 2012. In addition to Guatemala, the group will include El Salvador and Panama.[6]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 El Salvador 2 1 0 1 4 4 0 3
 Panama 2 1 0 1 4 4 0 3
 Guatemala 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 3
25 July 2012 (2012-07-25)
12:00
Guatemala  1 – 0  El Salvador
Ruiz Goal 43' Report
27 July 2012 (2012-07-27)
12:00
El Salvador  4 – 3  Panama
Peña Goal 12'
Henríquez Goal 27'Goal 59'
GonzálezGoal 45'
Report Arroyo Goal 6'
Muñoz Goal 68'
Stephens Goal 73'
29 July 2012 (2012-07-29)
12:00
Guatemala  0 – 1  Panama
Report

Eighteen players were banned for a combined 94 games for their actions following the Panama's 1–0 win over Guatemala.[8]

Player Number of international
games suspended for
  • Guatemala Alvaro Tuna
  • Guatemala Junior Andrade
  • Guatemala Albert Barrientos
12
  • Panama Jairo Jimenez
  • Panama Joseph Vargas
  • Panama Richard Peralta
  • Panama Rigoberto Esquivel
  • Panama Miguel Camargo
  • Panama Luis Fraiz
  • Panama Jorman Aguilar
  • Guatemala Jose Pinto
6
  • Guatemala Mynor Padilla
  • Guatemala Franklin Garcia
  • Panama Abdiel Arroyode
2
  • Guatemala Jose Abreu
  • Panama Alfredo Stephens
  • Panama Pedro Jeanine
  • Panama Amet Ramirez
1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Caribbean U-20 qualifying revealed". concacaf.com. 11 June 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Baptiste, Neto (13 July 2012). "Antigua to host CFU youth qualifier group". Antigua Observer. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Cuba reaches Caribbean U-20 finals". CONCACAF.com. 31 July 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.concacaf.com/page/Under20s/NewsDetail/0,,12813~2865630,00.html
  5. ^ "Antigua wins; Curacao in U-20s on coin flip". CONCACAF. 11 November 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c "ELIMINATORIA SUB 20 MASCULINA DE UNCAF" (in Spanish). UNCAF.net. 16 April 2012. Retrieved 20 April 2012. 
  7. ^ CONCACAF.com – Costa Rica-Nicaragua to open UNCAF U-20s – 25 June 2012
  8. ^ "UNCAF issues bans for U-20 brawl". CONCACAF.com. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2012.