TT have been drawn in Group B of the Concacaf Men’s Olympic Qualifying tournament, and will come up against US Virgin Islands, Cuba and Barbados.
This is the Caribbean phase of qualifiers from which the leading teams from four groups will advance to the Concacaf Final Round following which the top two nations will qualify for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan.
TT, Jamaica, Haiti and Antigua/Barbuda were pre-seeded into positions A1, B1, C1, and D1 respectably, as the 4 top Caribbean teams on the FIFA- Coca Cola Ranking for the draw which took place yesterday morning.
The competition will be played in a group stage phase for the Caribbean and in a home-and-away series for Central America. Two teams from the Caribbean and three teams from Central America will qualify to the Men’s Olympic Qualifier final round.The preliminary round of the Men’s Olympic Qualifier will take place in four venues in the Caribbean and in the six PMA’s from Central America from July 17-21, 2019.
For the Caribbean, the Qualifying Group Phase will be staged in four host countries. It will consist of four groups of four teams. The four winners of each group will advance to a final play-in matches and the winners of the two play-in matches will qualify to the Concacaf Men’s Olympic Qualifying final stage.In Central America, a home-and-away series will be play between the six (6) participating teams. The three winners of each series will qualify to the Men’s Olympic qualifier. The preliminary round will be played in the same window of July 17-21.
The 2019 Championship will be the 15th edition of the Concacaf Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament, the quadrennial international age-restricted football tournament organised by Concacaf to determine which men’s under-23 national teams from the North, Central American and Caribbean region qualify for the Olympic football tournament.