PANAMA CITY, March 5 (Xinhua) -- Panama, Canada, the United States and Mexico will lead Group A, B, C and D respectively, in the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) U-17 Championship, to be held in Panama from April 6 to 19, according to the draw held Tuesday in Panama City.
The Panamanian team will face Barbados and Jamaica in the Agustin Muquita Sanchez stadium in La Chorrera in western Panama province (state), while Group B, including Canada, Costa Rica and Trinidad and Tobago, will also play in La Chorrera.
The teams will compete for four slots in the FIFA U-17 World Championship in the United Arab Emirates from Oct. 17 to Nov. 8.
Groups C includes US, Guatemala and Haiti and Group D has Mexico, Honduras and Cuba. Both groups will play in Rommel Fernandez stadium in Panama City, said CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb.
The tournament draw was attended also by the delegates of the 12 participant countries, said the Panamanian Football Federation (Fepafut) in a statement.
Fepafut said that the two best teams of each group will play quarterfinals, and the winners will qualify for the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup.