CONCACAF kick off new year with Cayman hosting women

The Confederation of North, Central America and the Caribbean Association Football will stage the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 in the Cayman Islands in January 2014.  

The competition will include eight teams from across the region vying for the three spots in the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, to be played in Canada, six months later.  

The three qualifying teams will join Canada, which automatically qualifies as host of the World Cup.  

“We are proud to witness the continued growth of the sport inclusive of both genders in our Confederation, traditionally among the strongest in the world in the women’s game,” said CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb.  

“The CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship in the Cayman Islands and the upcoming World Cup in Canada will give us yet another opportunity to showcase these advances on the world stage.” 

The regional championship kicks off on 9 January and concludes with the third-place match and final on 19 January. 

Cayman Islands will be joined by three-time Confederation champion the United States and 2010 runner-up Mexico, as well as teams from the Caribbean and Central America yet to be determined.  

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Cayman’s top Under-20 women players are looking forward to the tournament. – PHOTO: RON SHILLINGFORD
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