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Sunday, November 22, 2020
CONCACAF Cancel Women's U17 Regional Qualifiers

The competition was scheduled to take place April 18th to May 3rd in Toluca, Mexico, but a release from CONCACAF recently stated the Regional football governing body, CONCACAF decided that the Regional Qualifiers for its Women’s Under 17 Competitions had been canceled.

Eight Caribbean Football Union (CFU) inclusive of Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and Trinidad & Tobago were scheduled to be involved in the Women’s Under 17 competition, but the disruption caused to life by the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the cancellation of the competition.

Following FIFA’s communication that it has canceled the FIFA Under 17 Women’s World Cup, originally scheduled to take place in India in 2020, CONCACAF has decided that the Regional Qualifiers for this event will not take place.”

CONCACAF said it also noted FIFA’s decision that the 2020 FIFA Under 20 Women’s World Cup, originally scheduled to be played this year in Costa Rica and Panama, will not now go ahead.

The Confederation, however, welcomes FIFA’s decision to award to Costa Rica the 2022 edition of this World Cup.

FIFA said their decisions were made after consulting with all stakeholders – including the host member associations, participating member associations, and confederations – to continuously monitor the situation in relation to the pandemic, in particular with regard to any potential impact on the overall welfare and safety of age-group players and participants.
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