On the back of cancelling the 2020/2021 National Club Championships, the Executive of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation (SVGFF) is bidding to host Group C of the Concacaf Under-17 Female Qualifiers in August.
This was disclosed by General Secretary of the SVGFF- Devron Poyer at a recent virtual press conference recently.
Poyer announced: “We would (have) requested of Concacaf for us to host here in St Vincent and the Grenadines…We are awaiting their feedback on it.”
In August 2017, St Vincent and the Grenadines hosted Group E of the Qualifiers at the Arnos Vale Playing Field. The group also included St Kitts and Nevis, as well as Jamaica.
This time around, St Vincent and the Grenadines is drawn alongside Belize, Barbados and Curacao, in what is considered a tough Group C.
Poyer said that the local Under-17 hopefuls have already begun training for the competition.
St Vincent and the Grenadines is among sixteen countries which be part of the Qualifying phase.
The others are St Kitts and Nevis, Suriname, Dominica and the US Virgin Islands, which occupy Group A. Group C contains Honduras, the Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands and Anguilla, with Group D made up of Antigua and Barbuda, St Lucia, Guyana and Gudeloupe.
The winners of the four groups from the qualifiers will advance to meet the twelve teams which emerge from the Group phase. Comprising another sixteen countries, the Group phase will see the three top teams advancing to the Knock Out Round, which will be a single match elimination.
The first, second and third places will qualify for the 2022 FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup Finals to be hosted by Indian in October.