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US-Mexico match-up to be highlight of Olympic qualifying tourney in GDL

At the end of March, Guadalajara will host the Concacaf Men’s 2020 Olympic soccer qualifying competition that was postponed at this time last year due to the Covid-19 pandmeic.

The Tokyo Olympics have been rescheduled for July 2021, although there are still doubts whether the event can go ahead as planned.

The Jalisco and Akron stadiums will be the venues for the eight-nation qualifying competition between March 18 and 30. Mexico, the United States, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic are drawn in group one, and Honduras, Canada, El Salvador and Haiti in group two. The top two in each group qualify for the semi-finals. Both finalists will qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Games.

The group one game between the Concacaf region’s two biggest rivals, Mexico and the United States, is scheduled Wednesday, March 24, 9:30 p.m. at the Estadio Jalisco.

The Mexican Soccer Federation says it has worked closely with international soccer authorities to ensure the competition is carried out in the safest environment possible.

At this stage, it is not known whether fans will be allowed into the stadiums to watch the games.

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