Grenada will be hosts to the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship when eight teams will compete for regional championship and three spots in the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup to be held in Jordon.
This was announced last Thursday, May 14, by the President of CONCACAF Jeffrey Webb in Miami. The games are scheduled for March while the FIFA U-17 World Cup games are set for September, 2016.
“We are extremely pleased to award next year’s Women’s Under-17 Championship to Grenada, in the heart of the Eastern Caribbean,” said CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb. “Hosting this Championship marks a milestone for sport in Grenada, and proves the Confederation’s eagerness to reward those Member Associations who are willing to assume important responsibilities within the region.”
The Under-17 Women's Championship Grenada 2016 will include three teams from the Caribbean Football Union (CFU), two from the Central American Football Union (UNCAF) and three from North America.
Canada, Mexico and the United States are automatically qualified from North America, while the qualifying processes in CFU and UNCAF will take place in coming months. As host country, Grenada is automatically qualified as one of the three representatives of CFU.