The ball is ready to roll. The Santiago 2023 Pan American Games and Parapan American Games draws took place this Friday, August 18th, for the group phase of the female, male and CP (cerebral palsy) football tournaments. The activity was held at the premises of TNT Sports, a television channel for these Games.
The conventional football competitions will be held under the same system: the countries will be divided into two groups of four teams each, with the top two teams from each group playing in the semifinals and finals.
In the female competition, Group A will feature Chile, the host country, along with Paraguay, Jamaica, and a fourth team to be defined, which is a member of the Confederation of North, Central America and the Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF). Meanwhile, Group B will include the powerful United States, Venezuela, Costa Rica, and Argentina, the silver medalist at the last Lima 2019 Games.
In the case of the male competition, the draw determined that Chile, the local team, will head Group A, also composed of Mexico, Uruguay and the Dominican Republic. Group B, on the other hand, will feature Brazil, the United States, Colombia and Honduras.
Both tournaments will take place between Sunday, October 22nd, and Saturday, November 4th, with matches alternating between the Estadio Elías Figueroa in Valparaíso and the Estadio Sausalito in Viña del Mar.
CP football defined its groups. (Picture: Santiago 2023).
CP FOOTBALL ALSO HAD ITS OWN DRAW
This Parapan American competition was also part of this drawing day, although, in its case, the competition system is different. The raffle drew the order of the teams in the single group of six countries that will compete at Santiago 2023.
As a result, the teams were ordered as follows:
This tournament will be played at the Estadio Bicentenario de La Florida, with matches occurring between Saturday, November 18th, and Saturday, November 25th.
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