El Salvador gets ready to host the 1999 CONCACAF juniors tournament… and president Bill Clinton in February

Date Published: 
1999-01-12
Source: 
concacaf.com

Much is happening in San Salvador in February. El Salvador's capital city hosts the first part of the 1999 CONCACAF Juniors Tournament, February 10-14, and welcomes the President of the United States, William Jefferson Clinton, February 10-13. As a result of Mr. Clinton's official visit, all major hotels are sold out for that period. Consequently, securing accommodations for teams and officials proved to be a greater challenge than originally anticipated.

But all is set for the tournament to start. Here are the groupings and calendar of matches.

Group B:
Cuscatlan Stadium, San Salvador, El Salvador, February 10 - 14M
February 10: Trinidad & Tobago vs. El Salvador (18:00); Mexico vs. Canada (20:00)
February 12: Trinidad & Tobago vs. Mexico (18:00); El Salvador vs. Canada (20:00)
February 14: Trinidad & Tobago vs. Canada (12:00 noon); Mexico vs. El Salvador (14:00)

Group A:
Jarrett Park, Montego Bay, February 24 - 28
February 24: Costa Rica vs. USA (17:00); Jamaica vs. Honduras (19:00)
February 26: Honduras vs. USA (17:00); Jamaica vs. Costa Rica (19:00)
February 28: Honduras vs. Costa Rica (13:00); Jamaica vs. USA (15:00)

Three teams, -Group winners plus best second-, will qualify for the 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship in New Zealand, 10 - 27 November. Second place teams will play an elimination match to determine qualification.