NEW YORK, April 11, 2012 – The Confederation of North,
Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced
today that Mexico and Panama have been selected to host the final tournaments
of its Under-20 and Under-17 Championships, respectively, next
Both competitions will consist of 12 teams, featuring three
from North America, four from Central America and five from the
The Under-20 Championship will be played February 18-March
2, 2013, in Puebla, Mexico. The Estadio Cuauhtemoc and the newly
renovated Estadio Universitario Lobos BUAP will be the venues.
In addition to being home of Mexican first division side
Puebla, the Estadio Cuauhtemoc hosted matches in the 1970 and 1986 World
Cup finals, as well as the 2008 CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Championship.
The newly renovated Estadio Universitario Lobos BUAP is home to the
Lobos BUAP of the Mexican second division.
The top four teams will qualify for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World
Cup in Turkey.
The Under-17 Championship will be played at the Estadio
Rommel Fernandez in Panama City and the Estadio Agustin Muquita Sánchez in La
Chorrera, April 6-19, 2013.
The Estadio Rommel Fernandez has hosted the 2012 CONCACAF
U-17 Women’s Championship, the 2011 Copa Centroamericana and numerous
CONCACAF Champions League matches. The Estadio Agustin Muquita
Sanchez was renovated in 2009 and has been the site for several
Champions League games.
The top four teams will qualify to the 2013 FIFA U-17 World
Cup in the United Arab Emirates.
Further details about both tournaments will be provided in
the near future.