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The Canadian men will open CONCACAF Olympic soccer qualifying against El Salvador on March 19 in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Canada will then face Haiti on March 22 and Honduras on March 25 to complete Group B play.

While the groups were announced in January, CONCACAF unveiled the schedule Friday for the 15th edition of the Olympic qualifying tournament set for March 18 to 30 at Guadalajara’s Jalisco and Akron stadiums.

The eight-team tournament, originally scheduled to be played last spring, will determine two teams to represent North and Central America and the Caribbean at the Tokyo Games. The Olympic soccer competition is slated to run July 21 through Aug. 7.

Group A of the qualifying tournament features the U.S., Mexico, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic.

The top two in each pool advance to the semi-finals with the March 28 semi-final winners booking their ticket to the Olympics.

The Canadian men, who have not qualified for the Olympics since 1984 when they lost to Brazil in a quarter-final penalty shootout, will be coached by Mauro Biello.

FIFA has kept the same eligibility rules that were first established, saying players must be born after Jan. 1, 1997.

Women’s Olympic qualifying took place in January-February, 2020 before the pandemic. Canada, which won bronze at the last two Olympics, and the defending champion U.S. have both qualified.