GUYANA will play in Group A of the CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship, alongside Jamaica, St Kitts & Nevis and Dominica, when the tournament is held July 17-21.
The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) held the draw for the 16-team (Guyana, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, St Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago and U.S. Virgin Islands) championship which will see the confederation affiliates vie for a spot in next year’s Olympic Games.
After round-robin play, the group winners will advance to a final play-in match (1A v 1D and 1B v 1C). The winner in each play-in match will qualify for the CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship.
In Central America, qualifying will be divided in three individual home-and-away series, with the three series-winners advancing to the CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship.
The matchups – 1 v 6, 2 v 5 and 3 v 4 – will be determined via FIFA World Ranking of March 31, 2019. The matches will take place during the first three weeks of July.
The six participating teams in Central America are (in order of ranking): Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Panama, Nicaragua and Guatemala.
The format, host country and dates for the CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifiers will be announced at a later date. Mexico, Canada and the United States are set to participate as the North American representatives.