(PRESS RELEASE) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) confirmed today the semifinal parings and kick off times for the semifinals of the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship Trinidad & Tobago.
The first of the two semifinals, now scheduled for 2:30 PM ET (3:30 PM local) will see the sole Caribbean semifinalist, Haiti, face off against four-time defending Champion United States. The Haitian team will be looking to become the first Caribbean team to qualify to a CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship final, while the North Americans look to continue on the path towards an eighth consecutive final..
The second semifinal of the day will be an all North American one. Group A first place finisher Canada will match up against Group B runner-up Mexico, for the second ticket to the final and a guaranteed place at the FIFA World Cup at this level. The match is now scheduled to kick off at 5:30 PM ET (6:30 PM local). The Mexican side will look for payback back versus the Canadians, after falling to them on penalties in the 2015 semifinals.
The regional championship, which kicked off on January 18, in Couva, Trinidad, will qualify the first, second and third-place finishers directly to the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018.
The two semifinals, as well as Sunday’s Grand Final and third place match, will be broadcast live on regional rights holders, and on CONCACAF.com and Facebook Live in most CONCACAF territories (check your local listings). The final, as well as Friday’s second semifinal match, will also be live on Univision Deportes Network in the United States.
2018 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship Trinidad & Tobago – Schedule
*ET (local time)
Friday, January 26, 2018 – Semifinals
14:30 (15:30) USA vs Haiti
17:30 (18:30) Canada vs Mexico
Sunday, January 28, 2018 – 3rd Place Match and Final
15:00 (14:00) Loser SF1 v Loser SF2
18:00 (17:00) Winner SF1 v Winner SF2