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Rescheduled CONCACAF men's Olympic qualifying tournament set for March

(Reuters) - The CONCACAF men’s qualifying tournament for the Tokyo Olympics will be played from March 18-30 in Guadalajara, Mexico, the governing body for soccer in North and Central America and the Caribbean said on Thursday.

The competition had been originally scheduled for March last year but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The eight participating nations were drawn into two groups of four with Mexico and Honduras the two seeded teams.

Group A will be comprised of Mexico, United States, Costa Rica and Dominican Republic while Group B will include Honduras, Canada, El Salvador and Haiti.

Groups will play a round-robin with the top two teams in each advancing to the semi-finals.

The semi-final winners will earn spots at the Tokyo Games.

Reporting by Steve Keating in Toronto, Editing by Ed Osmond