Soccer  > General Soccer  > Quintana Roo to share Women's WC Qualifying
October 12, 2010, 10:37 AM
NEW YORK - Group B of the CONCACAF Women's World Cup Qualifying tournament will be moved from Playa del Carmen to Cancun, Mexico, allowing the entire eight-team event to be played in the Yucatan Peninsula resort.

The United States, Costa Rica, Haiti and Guatemala will play their matches in Estadio Quintana Roo, home of Mexican first-division club Atlante FC, while Group A will remain at Estadio Beto Avila.

The previously announced schedule of dates remains unchanged except for the championship and third-place match, which will be played at Quinana Roo instead of Beto Avila. The semifinals will be played at Beto Avila.

The 20,000-seat Quintana Roo was opened in August 2007, built for Atlante FC when the club relocated from Mexico City.

The decision by Atlante to offer its stadium was accepted by CONCACAF and the FMF in order to play the tournament as well as host other related activities in one city.

The venue crowned the first CONCACAF Champions League winner on May 12, 2009, when Atlante drew 0-0 with Cruz Azul to claim the trophy.

CONCACAF Women's World Cup Qualifying
All Times U.S. Eastern
At Cancun, Mexico
FIRST ROUND
Group A: Canada, Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana
Group B: United States, Costa Rica, Haiti, Guatemala

Thursday, October 28
Costa Rica vs. Guatemala, 6 p.m.
United States vs. Haiti, 8:30 p.m.

Friday, October 29
Trinidad & Tobago vs. Canada, 6 p.m.
Mexico vs. Guyana, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 30
Haiti vs. Costa Rica, 6 p.m.
United States vs. Guatemala, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 31
Canada vs. Guyana, 7 p.m.
Mexico vs. Trinidad & Tobago, 9:30 p.m.

Monday, November 1
Guatemala vs. Haiti, 7 p.m.
United States vs. Costa Rica, 9:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 2
Guyana vs. Trinidad & Tobago, 7 p.m.
Mexico vs. Canada, 9:30 p.m.

SEMIFINALS
Friday, November 5
Group A winner vs. Group B runner-up, TBA
Group B winner vs. Group A runner-up, TBA

FINALS
Monday, November 8
Third-Place
Semifinal losers, 6 p.m.
CHAMPIONSHIP
Semifinal winners, 9 p.m.

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