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Friday, September 17, 2021
Bermuda Drawn in U20 World Cup & Olympic Games Qualifiers

CONCACAF has announced that the regionís menís representatives at the 2024 Summer Olympic Games will qualify through the 2022 CONCACAF Menís Under-20 Championship.

Previously, qualification has taken place through a separate CONCACAF Menís Olympic Qualification tournament which commonly took place in March prior to the Summer Olympic Games.

However, to provide Member Associations with a better opportunity to select their best young players, the CONCACAF Council has approved a new streamlined approach which will link FIFA U-20 World Cup qualification and Olympic qualification to the Confederationís Regional Menís U20 Championships, which will take place in the summer starting in 2022.

The CONCACAF Menís Under-20 Championship will begin with the Qualifiers for 19 Member Associations (all ranked 17 and below in the CONCACAF Menís Under-20 Rankings). The draw for the Qualifiers will take place on Friday, September 17th. The 19 participating teams will be divided into three groups of five, and one group of four. More information on the draw is available here.

All matches of the CONCACAF Menís Under-20 Qualifiers will be played in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic from November 5th Ė 14th, 2021.

Bermuda has been drawn in Group C alongside Puerto Rico, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Barbados, and Montserrat.

Following the conclusion of the Qualifiers, a total of 20 teams will participate at the CONCACAF Menís Under-20 Championship in the summer of 2022. This will include: the top four teams from the Qualifiers and the regionís top 16 ranked teams (based on the CONCACAF Menís Under-20 Rankings) who receive a bye to the Championship.

The 2022 CONCACAF Menís Under-20 Championship will qualify its semifinalists (four teams) to the FIFA Menís U-20 World Cup Indonesia 2023 and its finalists (two teams) to the 2024 Paris Summer Olympic Games.

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