U.S. women to play in Group B

Updated: October 24, 2011, 3:07 PM ET
Associated Press

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The United States women will play in Group B with Mexico, Guatemala and the Dominican Republic at the CONCACAF Olympic soccer qualifying tournament in January.

Canada is in Group A with Costa Rica, Cuba and Haiti in the draw for the tournament that was made Monday.

The eight-team tournament will be held Jan. 19-29 at B-C Place in Vancouver. The top two teams advance to next summer's Olympic Games in London.

The U.S., Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica are the favorites to represent the region that covers North American, Central America and the Caribbean.

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