The U-20 team will fight in 2022 to qualify for the 2023 World Cup and the 2024 Paris Olympic Games

Concacaf confirmed that the new tournament, which will simplify qualification for the FIFA U-20 World Cup and Paris 2024, will be the base of the current U-20 tournament, which will be managed by Gerson Perez, who will seek to obtain both trophies.

As part of the transformations that have occurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CONCACAF Today, Thursday, he confirmed an important change in the World Cup and Olympic rankings for this session. Since June 2022, it will be known which teams will represent the region in both tournaments.

Concacaf explained, in a statement, that the pre-Olympic tournaments were previously held in March before the Olympics, as it was this year before the Olympics. Tokyo OlympicsWhere Mexico and Honduras advanced. On the other hand, there was a knockout cycle for the U-20s in the months leading up to the competition.

Gerson Perez begins defining his job as U-20 Selecta coach

Already the 2022 tournament will be ranked Four of the semi-finalists will qualify for the Men’s U-20 World Cup Indonesia 2023 and the final winners two years before the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics.

In the case of the Selecta, their participation will take place directly in the U-20 Confederation Cup, which will be held in June 2022, as part of the top 16 teams in CONCACAF, according to the standings, where they currently occupy sixth place. Four groups will be added to these 16 tournaments to be played in November.

At the moment, the U-20 team has been planning some matches, with the Uncaf category tournament expected to take place at the end of the year, which will not take place as part of the covid-19 fallout. This team will be managed by Gerson Perez, son and assistant coach of Celica, Hugo Perez and has players like Marcos Vilado Tsegay, which premiered in the band Azul y Blanco.

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El Salvador tied in the second friendly match against Nicaragua at the U-20 level at the Estadio Cuscatlan. Photo EDH / Courtesy Fesfut

They are already on the ladder United States, Mexico, Panama, Honduras, Costa Rica, Cuba, Haiti, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Suriname, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and Aruba.

Meanwhile, Friday’s draw will take place in the 19-team qualifiers: Anguilla, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, BVI, Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Maarten and the US Virgin Islands will play for four locations, to accompany the 16 seeded ones.

That elimination tournament will include three groups of five teams and one of four, all played in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic from November 5-14. From here, only the group leaders will qualify for the main tournament to be played next year.

For this edition, “to give member associations a better opportunity to select their best young players, the CONCACAF Council has approved a simplified format that will link qualifying for the FIFA U-20 World Cup and the Summer Olympics with men.” The Confederation explained in a statement that the U-20 Confederation Cup, which will be held in 2022 in the summer.

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