CONCACAF has conducted the official draw for the 2021 edition of the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship. The competition is scheduled to take place in Alajuela, Costa Rica from May 17-23.
Twelve CONCACAF Member Associations will compete in the tournament that will determine the two Concacaf representatives at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Moscow (Russia) from August 19-29, 2021.
The CONCACAF Beach Soccer Rankings as of December 19 was used to distribute the teams into four pots, with the draw dividing the teams into three groups of four teams.
The 2021 CBSC will begin with a group stage, followed by a knockout stage. After round-robin play, the top two finishers in each group and the two best third-place teams will advance to the knockout stage. The two teams that reach the Final will qualify for the 2021 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.
Following the results of Monday’s draw, the three groups are as follows:
Group A: Mexico, Panama, Guadeloupe, Belize
Group B: El Salvador, Bahamas, Guatemala, Dominican Republic
Group C: United States, Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands
The match schedule for the 2021 CBSC is as follows:
Monday, May 17: PAN-GLP, BAH-GUA, TCA-USA, BLZ-MEX, DOM-SLV, CRC-TRI
Tuesday, May 18: PAN-BLZ, BAH-DOM, USA-TRI, MEX-GLP, SLV-GUA, CRC-TCA
Wednesday, May 19: GLP-BLZ, GUA-DOM, TRI-TCA, MEX-PAN, SLV-BAH, USA-CRC
Friday, May 21: 1A vs. 3B/3C (Match 19), 1B vs. 3A/3C (Match 20), 1C vs. 2B (Match 21), 2A vs. 2C (Match 22)
Saturday, May 22: W19 vs. W22 (Match 23), W20 vs. W21 (Match 24)
3rd Place and Final:
Sunday, May 23: L23 vs. L24, W23 vs. W24