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Mexico, Panama get 2013 CONCACAF men’s U-tournaments

Apr 10, 2012, 6:33 PM EDT

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Mexico has been chosen by CONCACAF to host the federation’s 2013 Under-20 championships, it was announced today. The governing body also picked Panama to host the Under-17 tournament.

The U-20 competition will take place in late February, while the U-17s will play in early April, and don’t worry: The United States is automatically qualified for both.

The tournaments serve as qualifiers for their worldwide events, also to be held in 2013. Four teams will qualify from Mexico to the U-20 championships in Turkey. The United Arab Emirates will be the site of the U-17 tournament, also taking four nations from CONCACAF.

Here’s how the last few editions of these tournaments have shaked out:

U-20s U-17s
Year Host Winners Qualifiers Year Host Winners Qualifiers
2003 Panama, U.S. Panama/Canada Panama, Mexico, U.S., Canada 2003 Canada, Guatemala Costa Rica, U.S. Costa Rica, U.S., Mexico
2005 Honduras, U.S. U.S./Canada U.S., Panama, Honduras, Canada 2005 Costa Rica, Mexico U.S., Mexico U.S., Mexico, Costa Rica
2007 Panama, Mexico U.S./Mexico U.S., Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica 2007 Honduras, Jamaica Haiti, Costa Rica Costa Rica, Haiti, Honduras, Trinidad & Tobago, United States
2009 Trinidad & Tobago Costa Rica Costa Rica, U.S., Honduras, Trinidad & Tobago 2009 Mexico None Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, United States
2011 Guatemala Mexico Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Canada 2011 Jamaica U.S. Canada, Jamaica, Panama, U.S., Mexico (WC host)

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