CONCACAF tourney set for U.S.

Updated: November 10, 2011, 11:11 AM ET
Associated Press

CONCACAF says its men's Olympic qualifying tournament will be held in three U.S. cities next spring.

The eight-nation tournament will determine the confederation's two representatives at the 2012 Olympic Games. There will be two four-team groups with the top two finishers from each group advancing to the semifinals.

Nashville, Tenn., will host games March 22, 24 and 26. Carson, Calif., will host matches on March 23, 25 and 27. The semifinals will be played in Kansas City, Kan., on March 31 and the final on April 2.

Six teams are in the tournament: the United States, Canada, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Panama. The final round of Caribbean qualifying between Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname, Cuba and St. Kitts and Nevis will be played Nov. 24-28.

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