Concacaf is merging qualification for the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup and the 2024 Olympics on the lads’s aspect.
The story was first reported by Brian Sciaretta of American Soccer Now.
Information dropping quickly that CONCACAF is merging qualifying for the 2023 U-20 WC and the 2024 Olympics. One huge match will now qualify groups for each tournaments and it’ll happen subsequent summer time (2022)
— Brian Sciaretta (@BrianSciaretta) September 16, 2021
The match might be held in the summertime, to permit extra gamers to be launched from their golf equipment to take part. Sciaretta’s preliminary report was corroborated by Brian Straus of Sports activities Illustrated.
Males’s Olympic qualifying simply received a bit simpler for .
As a substitute of the standard U-23 spring match, Concacaf will decide its 2 2024 Olympic qualifiers at summer time 2022 U-20 championship (which can also be U-20 WC qualifier).
is the two-time defending Concacaf U-20 champion
— Brian Straus (@BrianStraus) September 16, 2021
As a substitute of getting qualification for the 2024 Olympics characteristic gamers born Jan 1, 2001 or later, and a separate match to qualify for the 2023 U-20 World Cup with gamers born Jan 1, 2003, the 2001s and 2002s have been lower out of qualification altogether.
This might be a web optimistic for the USMNT, because the groups have traditionally had way more success qualifying for the U-20 World Cup than for the Olympics.
This additionally means there might be two US males’s squads subsequent summer time. The final 2022 World Cup qualifying window is in March 2021, however the 2022-23 Nations League begins in June 2021. A full MNT might be known as up for Nations League in June, whereas a U-20 staff might be known as for the Concacaf U-20 Championship that very same summer time, with the objective of qualifying for each the 2023 U-20 World Cup and the 2024 Olympics.
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