Concacaf announces full schedule for 2020 Men’s Olympic Qualifying

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The full schedule for the 2020 Concacaf Men's Olympic Qualifying has been released, with the United States U-23s set to begin the competition when taking on their Costa Rican counterparts on March 18. The 15th edition of the competition will take place in Guadalajara, Mexico, and run through to the final on March 30, Concacaf confirmed in a Friday release.

The Qualifiers were initially scheduled for March 2020, but were rescheduled to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the postponement of the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games.

Group Stage play will take place at both Jalisco and Akron Stadiums, between March 18-25. After round-robin play, the first and second place finishers in each group will advance to the semifinals. 

Both semifinal matches will be played on March 28, at the Jalisco Stadium. The semifinal winners will qualify for the final, and each earn a spot at the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament at the Tokyo Summer Games. The final is scheduled for Tuesday, March 30 at the Akron Stadium.

TV coverage will be provided by Fox Sports and TUDN in the US and One Soccer in Canada.

The eight competitors have been drawn into two groups of four:

Group A: Mexico, USA, Costa Rica, and Dominican Republic
Group B: Honduras, Canada, El Salvador and Haiti

2020 Men's Olympic Qualifying Full Schedule (all times ET)

Group Stage

Thursday, March 18 – Jalisco Stadium
USA vs Costa Rica (5 pm)
Mexico vs Dominican Republic (7:30 pm)

Friday, March 19 – Jalisco Stadium
Honduras vs Haiti (3:30 pm)
Canada vs El Salvador (6 pm) 

Sunday, March 21 – Akron Stadium 
Dominican Republic vs USA (7 pm)
Costa Rica vs Mexico (9:30 pm)

Monday, March 22 – Akron Stadium
Haiti vs Canada (6 pm)
El Salvador vs Honduras (8:30 pm)

Wednesday, March 24 – Jalisco Stadium
Costa Rica vs Dominican Republic (7 pm)
Mexico vs USA (9:30 pm)

Thursday, March 25 – Jalisco Stadium
El Salvador vs Haiti (7 pm)
Honduras vs Canada (9:30 pm)


Sunday, March 28 – Jalisco Stadium
1B vs 2A (6 pm)
1A vs 2B (9 pm)


Tuesday, March 30 – Akron Stadium
Winner Semifinal 1 vs Winner Semifinal 2 (9 pm)