Cayman kick off for CONCACAF Women's U20 championship

draw-girls-concacaf-018-2January 9 - The CONCACAF Women's Under 20 Championship kicks off toady in the Cayman Islands with a double headed opener with Guatemala taking on Jamaica, followed by two-time defending champion United States against Costa Rica.

The three top teams from the CONCACAF region will advance to the FIFA World Cup Finals to be played in Canada later this year.

The eight-team tournament will be played from January 9-19 at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex, George Town, Grand Cayman.

Group A and will consist of Jamaica, Guatemala, Costa Rica and the United States; while hosts Cayman Islands will compete in Group B with Caribbean counterparts Trinidad & Tobago, as well as Honduras and Mexico, a rapidly improving nation in the women's game.

The US and Mexico start as pre-tournament favourites, though the Caribbean challenge should not be under-estimated with both Jamaica and the Cayman Islands having completed pre-tournament training camps in Florida.

According to Vin Blaine the technical co-ordinator for the Jamaica Women's Football Program, the young Reggae Girlz are looking forward to the challenge and are ready to cause an upset. "We are drawn in a difficult group. However, the girls are mentally and physically prepared to get the job done. Our aim is to make it to the semi-finals and take it from there," he said.

Jamaica beat Trinidad & Tobago, 1-0, in the final of the 2013 Caribbean Football Women's Under-20 Tournament. This will be Guatemala's third appearance in the U20 Women's finals.

The United States will look to extend its record 10-game CWU20 winning streak against Costa Rica, who returns after missing out on the 2012 competition.

This is the second CONCACAF championship tournament hosted in the Cayman Islands, following on from the success of the inaugural U15 boys tournament hosted last August.

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U-15 Championship Results

  • Group A
  • B
  • C
  • D
 GWDLPTS
Bermuda 5 5 0 0 15
Cayman Islands 5 4 0 1 12
Aruba 5 3 0 2 9
Bahamas 5 1 1 3 4
US Virgin Islands 5 1 1 3 4
St. Maarten 5 0 0 5 0
 GWDLPTS
Guatemala 4 4 0 0 12
Belize 4 3 0 1 9
Jamaica 4 2 0 2 6
Grenada 4 1 0 3 3
Saint Lucia 4 0 0 4 0
 GWDLPTS
Honduras 4 4 0 0 12
Guadeloupe 4 3 0 1 9
St. Kitts 4 2 0 2 6
St Martin 4 1 0 4 3
Curacao 4 0 0 4 0
 GWDLPTS
El Salvador 5 3 2 0 11
Martinique 5 3 1 1 10
Haiti 5 3 1 1 10
Puerto Rico 5 3 0 2 9
Antigua and Barbuda 5 1 0 4 3
Saint Vincent 5 0 0 5 0

Latest scores

Honduras 5 0 Curacao
Antigua & Barbuda 5 Puerto Rico
Martinique 7 0 Saint Vincent
El Salvador 1 1 Haiti
St Martin 1 5 St Kitts
Cayman Is 4 2 Aruba
St Maarten 0 5 Bermuda
Jamaica 0 1 Guatemala
Grenada 1 6 Belize
Bahamas 2 2 US Virgin Is
Honduras 2 0 Guadeloupe
Saint Vincent 1 4 El Salvador
Martinique 2 0 A. & Barbuda
Puerto Rico 0 1 Haiti
Curaçao 2 4 Saint Kitts
Guatemala 1 0 Belize
Cayman 3 1 Bahamas
Saint Vincent 0 2 Haiti
Grenada 2 0 Saint Lucia
St. Maarten 2 3 Virgin Is.
Aruba 1 3 Bermuda
Saint Vincent 0 6 Puerto Rico
Honduras 6 0 Saint Kitts
El Salvador 1 1 Martinique
Haiti 5 1 A. & Barbuda
Guadeloupe 2 1 St. Martin
Cayman 0 3 Bermuda
Guatemala 5 1 Saint Lucia
Jamaica 1 3 Belize
Bahamas 8 0 St. Maarten
Aruba 10 0 Virgin Is.
Puerto Rico 1 3 El Salvador
Guatemala 5 0 Grenada
Cayman 8 0 Virgin Is.
Martinique 4 0 Haiti
Jamaica 2 0 Saint Lucia
Bahamas 0 1 Bermuda
A. & Barbuda 2 1 Saint Vincent
Curaçao 1 4 St. Martin
Guadeloupe 5 1 Saint Kitts
Aruba 6 0 St. Maarten
Martinique 1 2 Puerto Rico
Honduras 5 0 St. Martin
El Salvador 3 0 A. & Barbuda
Curaçao 0 6 Guadeloupe
Cayman 12 0 St. Maarten
Jamaica 4 0 Grenada
Aruba 4 0 Bahamas
Saint Lucia 0 1 Belize
Virgin Is. 0 8 Bermuda