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FOOTBALL: Under-17 players tackle Honduras tonight

Published:Friday | February 27, 2015 | 2:13 PM

Jamaica's Under-17 footballers will begin their quest to qualify for this year’s FIFA Youth World Cup, when they take on host Honduras in CONCACAF today.  

The match is set to start at 8:30 tonight at the Estadio Francisco Morazan.

In the other Group A games, Trinidad and Tobago will kick off the tournament against Guatemala before the United States of America tackle Cuba.

The young Reggae Boyz are drawn in Group A alongside the United States of America Honduras, Guatemala, Cuba and Trinidad and Tobago.

Group B consists of Mexico, Canada, Haiti, Costa Rica, Panama and St Lucia.

Four teams will qualify for the FIFA World Cup set for Chile in October 2015 with the two group winners earning automatic berths, while the second- and third-placed teams from each group will enter a play-off to decide the next two qualifiers.

A confident Jamaica head coach Edwards says his players are ready following an encouraging 1-0 win over Costa Rica in their last international friendly on Tuesday.