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A Trinidad and Tobago Youth Girls Futsal team will come up against Thailand, Spain, Bolivia and Tongo in Group C of the  Girls Futsal Tournament at the third edition of the Youth Olympic Games that will make its Olympic debut in October with Tecnopolis Park as its main stage, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Group D will feature Chile, Portugal, Dominican Republic, Cameroon and Japan.

And in the boys’ event Group A will feature Argentina, Egypt, Panama, Iraq and Slovakia while Group B is made up of Iran, Solomon Islands, Costa Rica, Russia and Brazil.

The futsal draw was held at the Buenos Aires City Hall on Friday.

The first two teams from each group will play to determine which National Olympic Committee representatives will compete for the gold medal as well as the match for third place.

Both tournaments will kick off on October 7, one day after the opening ceremony. The final for the women’s competition will be held on October 17, while the men’s title match will take place the next day.

Members from the Buenos Aires 2018 Organising Committee, municipal government officials, authorities from the Argentine Football Association, and representatives from all teams that will take part in the competition were in attendance for the event.

There will be 11 days of non-stop action, with four matches per day that will awaken the football passion of all Argentines and foreigners visiting Buenos Aires for the multisport competition.

The two groups of five teams – both for the men’s and women’s division – will play in a round-robin format and will be comprised as follows:


Group A: Argentina, Egipt, Panama, Iraq and Slovakia

Group B: Iran, Solomon Islands, Costa Rica, Russia and Brazil


Group C: T&T, Thailand, Spain, Bolivia and Tonga

Group D: Chile, Portugal, Dominican Republic, Cameroon and Japan