Soccer  > General Soccer  > El Salvador, Venezuela added to CAC Games
June 9, 2010, 12:36 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- El Salvador will join Mexico, Panama, Jamaica and St. Vincent in Group B of the men's soccer tournament at the Central American and Caribbean Games, while Venezuela will be placed in Group A.

Both teams were readmitted by CAC Games organizers for the July 17-August 1 event in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, after Venezuela indicated it would not participate and El Salvador was ineligible due to suspension by FIFA at the time of the initial draw on May 21.

Venezuela will join Costa Rica, Belize, Trinidad and Puerto Rico in Group A of the men's tournament. Both countries also were redrawn into the women's tournament, making both the men's and women's competitions 10-team events.
El Salvador was placed in Group B with Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago, Guatemala and Guyana, while Venezuela likewise will play in Group A against Costa Rica, Haiti, Nicaragua and Puerto Rico.

This will be the third time Puerto Rico has staged the CAC Games, the last time in 1993. The men's tournament will be staged as an under-21 event, in keeping with the Olympic nature of the games, while the women's tournament will be open to full national teams.

For more information about the CAC Games, visit the event's offiicial Web site.


CAC Games
MEN
Group A
Costa Rica
Belize
Trinidad & Tobago
Puerto Rico
Venezuela

Group B
Mexico
Panama
Jamaica
St. Vincent & the Grenadines
El Salvador

WOMEN
Group A
Costa Rica
Haiti
Nicaragua
Puerto Rico
Venezuela

Group B
Mexico
Trinidad & Tobago
Guatemala
Guyana
El Salvador

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