CHICAGO (July 26, 2016) - The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced Panama as the host country for the 2017 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship, set to take place April 21-May 7, 2017.
Panama will host the region’s top 12 U-17 national teams at the Estadio Rommel Fernandez and Estadio Maracana in Panama City. The nations will vie to qualify for one of the Confederation’s four spots at the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India.
The 12 teams will include: Panama as host, three additional Central American Football Union (UNCAF) teams, five Caribbean Football Union (CFU) teams and three from North America (Canada, Mexico and the United States). Caribbean teams will begin their Qualifying tournament in July, while Central American teams will begin qualification in November.
The official draw for the 2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship will take place in Panama City in December.
The USA has captured the U-17 CONCACAF title three times (1983, 1992, 2011), while also earning second place five times in its 15 years competing in the region’s World Cup Qualifying tournament.Read more