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FOOTBALL: Perfect start for Jamaica at CFU World Cup qualifiers in Haiti

Published:Tuesday | October 21, 2014 | 3:38 PM

Jamaica’s Under-17 football side is now preparing to face Guadeloupe following a perfect start to the Caribbean Football Union Final Round World Cup qualifiers in Haiti yesterday.

The young Reggae Boyz easily opened their Group B World Cup campaign with a 4-0 victory over Martinique at the Sylvio Cator Stadium in Port-Au-Prince.

Alex Martin, Fabian Grant, substitute Nicholas Nelson and Deshane Beckford provided the goals for Jamaica.

With the victory, Jamaica joined Cuba on three points, but the Cubans are leading the group courtesy of goal difference after earlier defeating Guadeloupe 5-0.

Jamaica will play Guadeloupe tomorrow, while Cuba will take on Martinique.

The competition continues today with a Group A double header at the Sylvio Cator Stadium.

Trinidad and Tobago, who lost their opening game on Sunday, will take on Barbados at 5 o’clock in the afternoon.

And at 7:30 in the evening, Haiti and St Lucia, who won their opening games, will face off.

The top two in both groups plus the best overall third place team from the two groups will move on to the CONCACAF stage.

The teams are competing for places at the 2015 Under-17 World Cup.


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