Caribbean nations start bid for CONCACAF Olympic qualifying on Wednesday


While the United States, Canada and Mexico already know their Olympic journeys begin in October, part of the hopeful field starts up on Wednesday.

Central America (UNCAF) won’t start its journey until Aug. 11, as Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Belize mix it up for three spots, but the Caribbean Zone starts up group play in just under 24 hours.

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Three groups of four and one group of three — Curacao withdrew — will open up play in four host nations.

Four group winners will make it to the knockout rounds, with two finalists qualifying for the 2015 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic qualifying Championship.

This is called the 2015 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic qualifying Championship qualification.Yeah, that’s a title.

Group 1 (in Haiti): Barbados, Cayman Islands, Haiti, Saint Kitts and Nevis

Group 2 (in Antigua and Barbuda): Cuba, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Guyana

Group 3 (in Dominican Republic): Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Saint Lucia

Group 4 (in Puerto Rico): Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago

Denmark, Brazil, Germany and Argentina are the only nations to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics.