The Trinidad and Tobago national under-17 football team was dealt a low blow to its United Arab Emirates 2013 Under-17 World Cup chances yesterday when the teenaged “Soca Warriors” were denied any chance of practicing on the Marvin Lee Stadium at the Dr João Havelange Centre of Excellence, which was a key part of their preparations.
T&TFF technical director Anton Corneal expects this country’s under-17 men’s team to be competitive and thinks they are in with a good chance of advancing in the Concacaf final round of qualifiers in Panama City next month.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Under 17 men’s team secured their passage to the quarter finals of the Tournament of the Americas in Cali,Colombia by defeating club Clyclones 3-1 on Wednesday.
Defending U-17 World Cup champion Mexico will face Honduras and Cuba, while host Panama will meet Barbados and Jamaica in the first round of the 2013 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Men’s Under 17 team remained unbeaten at the Tournament of the Americas in Colombia after holding Argentina’s Boca Juniors U-17s 1-1 in their third match on Sunday.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Under 17 men’s team completed their four-match tour of Costa Rica with a 4-3 victory over Saprissa’s Under 20 team at the Durman Ground on Tuesday.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Men’s Under 17 team got off to a winning start at the Tournament of the Americas in Cali, Colombia when they defeated Seleccion Meta 1-0 on Friday.
This country’s National Under 17 Men’s team will depart for Cali, Colombia on Wednesday afternoon (5pm) to take part in the Eleventh Tournament of the Americas.