The CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship will be played June 17-21 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, rescheduled after initial plans for the tournament were postponed due to swine flu concerns.
The United States will open the tournament on Wednesday, June 17 against the Bahamas in Group B at Unidad Deportivo Agustín Flores with host Mexico facing Canada in Group A in the second game of a doubleheader.
Costa Rica in Group B and El Salvador in Group A will begin play the following day, with round-robin play concluding on Friday before the semifinals and finals on Saturday and Sunday.
The tournament originally was to be played April 29-May 3 in Puerto Vallarta, but an outbreak of swine flu in Mexico in late April resulted in government officials closing schools nationwide for a week.
Two teams will qualify for the Beach Soccer World Cup to be played in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates November 16-22.
The Bahamas will be making its debut in the CONCACAF championship while Canada is returning after a two-year absence.
Wednesday, June 17, Beach Soccer
- 5 pm – USA vs. Bahamas
- 6:15 pm – Mexico vs. Canada
Thursday, June 18, Beach Soccer
- 5 pm – Costa Rica vs. Bahamas
- 6:15 pm – El Salvador vs. Canada
Friday, June 19, Beach Soccer
- 5 pm – USA vs. Costa Rica
- 6:15 pm – Mexico vs. El Salvador
Saturday, June 20, Beach Soccer
Sunday, June 21 Beach Soccer
- 6:15 pm – Final