Jamaica is the sole remaining Caribbean Football Union (CFU) representative team in the Confederation of North Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Women’s Under 17 Tournament, having topped Group “A” with seven points and reached the semi-final in the process.
The host team will face Canada on Thursday, November 7 at 6:30pm while the USA will meet Mexico same day in the opening game at 3:30pm at the Montego Bay Sports Complex, in Catherine Hall, St James.
The Tournament started on Wednesday, October 30, and is scheduled to end on Saturday November 9.
Initially, three CFU teams, Haiti, Jamaica and the Twin Island Republic of Trinidad &Tobago qualified to compete in the finals. Haiti was eliminated after 3-0 and 1-0 losses to Jamaica and El Salvador respectively, and a 1-1 draw with Mexico. Trinidad & Tobago were eliminated after 11-0, 8-0 and 7-0 defeats by Canada, the United States and Guatemala.
Jamaica reached the knockout stage by defeating El Salvador 2-0, Haiti, 3-0 and playing to a 1-1- draw with Mexico.
The Finalists from this Tournament will advance to the Women’s Under-17 World Cup Finals which will be held in Costa Rica in 2014.