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CONCACAF officially cancels U20 CONCACAF Tournament

There is no word yet for when the tournament will take place as we are in the middle of the COVID 19 emergency

Toluca v Cruz Azul - Torneo Clausura 2020 Liga MX
Santiago Gimenez was probably going to be among the players in the Tournament.
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CONCACAF has officially announced the cancellation of the 2020 U20 CONCACAF Tournament that was to be held this summer in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. The tournament was set to give the 4 spots for the 2021 U20 World Cup to be played next year in Indonesia, but was suspended due to the COVID 19 emergency. No word was given of a make up date, which isn't surprising given we are still in the middle of the COVID 19 emergency.

With the cancellation of the U20 CONCACAF Championship, Mexico is officially off any international fixture. This was expected after CONCACAF suspended the CONCACAF Champions League and the U23 CONCACAF Tournament that were Olympic Games qualifiers, which were moved from 2020 to 2021. The U20 Tournament was held a year before the 2021 U20 World Cup to take advantage of the summer break and thus allowed players from European clubs to be given permission to play, but the COVID 19 Emergency ended that and this means that if the tournament is played, once again Euro team players will not be participating.

Mexico was grouped in Group F along with El Salvador, Canada and Aruba. The top 3 teams qualify to the Round of 16 where the winner of Group F would face Guadaloupe. The 2nd place finisher of Group F would face the 3rd place finisher of Group H, while the 3rd Place finisher of Group F will face the 2nd place finisher of Group H.