The event will be conducted at the Chamber of Commerce and Industries of Cortes, Honduras, with the presence of CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb, Honduran Football Federation President Rafael Callejas, Honduran Football Federation General Secretary Alfredo Hawit, and other dignitaries from the business and football communities. Also on hand to assist in the execution of the draw will be Honduran World Cup veterans Amado Guevara and Carlos Pavón.
The draw will sort the twelve qualified nations set to participate in the championship into two groups of six teams for the tournament, scheduled for the Estadio Francisco Morazan and Olympic Stadium in San Pedro Sula, from February 27 – March 14.
Five pots will be utilized: three (1, 2 and 3) for the teams and two (A and B) for group position. As host, Honduras will be seeded in position A1 and drawn from Pot 1 alongside three fellow Central American entrants: Costa Rica, Panama and the winner of a playoff, scheduled for January, between El Salvador and Guatemala. Pots 2 and 3 will be comprised of Caribbean representatives and North American entrants, respectively.
The pots for the draw will therefore be designated as follows:
Pot 1 (Central America): Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, UNCAF 3 (El Salvador or Guatemala)
Pot 2 (Caribbean): Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago
Pot 3 (North America): Canada, Mexico, United States
Pot A (Seeding for Group A): Six balls with a group positions, 1-6
Pot B (Seeding for Group B): Six balls with a group positions, 1-6
Following the drawing of Honduras into Group A as the seeded team, the remaining teams will be drawn one by one from Pot 1. The second team drawn goes to Group B, in a position determined by the place drawn from Pot B. The third team drawn then goes to Group A, with its position drawn from Pot A – the positioning pot for that group. The fourth team drawn from the Central America pot is in turn placed in Group B.
The procedure will then be repeated for regional pots 2 and 3, continuing to alternate placement of the nation drawn into Groups A and B by turn, until the balls are exhausted and groups are full.
Media members interested in attending the draw in person should RSVP to email@example.com, indicating full name, function, and medium represented. A mixed zone with available coaches and other invitees will follow the draw.
The CONCACAF Under-17 Championship Honduras 2015 is scheduled to be played February 27 – Match 15, 2015, in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. The tournament will qualify four teams directly to the FIFA Under-17 World Cup Chile 2015
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