CONCACAF Announces Invited Teams for Under 15 Championships

Under -15 Boys from Brazil, England and the Oceania Football Confederation’s Vanuatu are the guest teams that will join with the other teams from the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) region to bring the total to thirty-seven teams for participation in the second-ever edition of the CONCACAF Under-15competition, which has evolved into an intercontinental event.

This was announced on April 28, by the CONCACAF and the competition is scheduled to run from August 11 to 13 in the Cayman Islands and Jamaica and will hold the record as the single largest tournament to be hosted in the region. Along with eight other teams in the group stage, the Ni-Vanuatu will be based in Kingston, Jamaica, while England and Brazil will headquarter in the Cayman Islands. During the group stage from August 7-17, in addition to the Kingston-based sides, 24 teams will compete in Grand Cayman and four in Cayman Brac.

The quarterfinals, semi-finals and finals will all take place in Grand Cayman from August 19-23. “Our teams will be competing against stellar international line-ups at a youth level, assisting both sides in elevating the standards of the game and the quality of play,” said CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb.

“This is but one example of how we are using football to attract opportunities for our youth, and utilizing the power of the game to inspire a new generation.” The match schedule and tournament logo will be unveiled in coming weeks while the teams start their preparations. Marco Polo Del Nero, President of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), is delighted to have his nation represented in the CONCACAF event.

"Football is the dream and natural path that youth from all over the world pursue. CBF is honoured for the Brazilian Under-15 Team to participate in the CONCACAF U-15 Boys Championship."

This edition of the CONCACAF Boys’ Under-15 Championship marks the third consecutive year that the Cayman Islands will host at least one major international youth competition (2013 CONCACAF Boys’ Under-15 Championship, 2014 CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Championship and the 2014 CONCACAF Girls’ Under-15 Championship).