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Mexico to face Panama and Bermuda in inaugural CONCACAF Nations League

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Mexico have been drawn to face Panama and Bermuda in the first ever CONCACAF Nations League that kicks off in September.

The draw which took place at The Chelsea in Las Vegas, Nevada determined Gerardo “Tata” Martino’s side will take on a traditional CONCACAF foe in Panama and one of the surprise teams in League A, Bermuda.

Wednesday’s draw also placed the United States Men’s National Team with Canada and Cuba. Elsewhere, Honduras were grouped with Trinidad and Tobago and Martinique, while Costa Rica will face Haiti and Curaçao.

CONCACAF hopes the Nations League is the start to what promises to be a more inclusive and competitive region. The way it works is the winner of each group will qualify to the Semifinals and then the winners of those matches face off in the Final. At the same time, the team that finishes last in each group will be relegated to League B, which consists of a similar format but produces four promoted teams for League A.

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