U-20 Women CONCACAF semifinal referees selected
Ana Navarrete of Cuba will referee Friday’s second semifinal between Canana and host Panama at the CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Championship and Barbados colleague Gillian Martindale will be in charge of the United States-Mexico match, the confederation announced Thursday.
Navarrete officiated over the Group A match between Jamaica and Canada, a 2-0 win for the North American side, while Martindale was the referee during the Group B opener between the United States and Guatemala, one of three 6-0 victories by the Americans in the first round.
Friday’s semifinal winners will qualify for the U-20 Women’s World Cup in Japan August 19-September 8. The semifinal losers will play off in the third-place game on Sunday, immediately before the championship match, to determine CONCACAF’s third and final berth.
CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Championship
All Times U.S. Eastern (local times in parentheses)
Friday, March 9
United States vs. Mexico, 5 p.m. (5 p.m.)
Referee: Gillian Martindale (BRB)
Assistant: Shirley Perello (HON)
Assistant: Nikasie Liverpool (GUY)
Fourth: Dianne Ferreira-James (GUY)
Canada vs. Panama, 8 p.m. (8 p.m.)
Referee: Ana Nacarrete (CUB)
Assistant: Mady Santos (HON)
Assistant: Veronica Perez (USA)
Fourth: Maria Flores (CRC)