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|T&T U-20S FOR WARM UP IN SVG,SAO PAOLO|
An 18-man Trinidad and Tobago National Under 20 squad will depart for St Vincent and the Grenadines on Tuesday for a friendly international there later in the week.
The eight-team Finals in T&T will qualify four teams for the U-20 World Cup in Egypt, September 25-October 16, 2009. The 1996 CONCACAF U-20 Championship was a 12-team event held in Mexico. Since then it has been staged as two, four-team groups that qualified two teams each to the FIFA world championship. The CONCACAF U-17 championship similarly will return as a single, eight-team event next year.
“We thought it was important to bring back the concept of a championship,” CONCACAF General Secretary Chuck Blazer said. “This gives the teams something to play for other than just being a qualifier for the U-20 World Cup.”
T&T will be the host of the finals for the fifth time, the last coming in 2001 when it staged one of the two four-team groups.
Group A will be begin play in Dwight Yorke Stadium in Bacolet, Tobago on March 6, the first of six consecutive days of round-robin play that also will be staged in Marvin Lee Stadium in Macoya, Trinidad. The semifinals will be played March 13 in Macoya with the championship and third-place match two days later in Marvin Lee.
Six teams already have qualified for the CONCACAF U-20s. Canada, Mexico and the United States will be joined by host Trinidad and Central American sides Costa Rica and El Salvador plus one other Caribbean representative. (Dec 8,2008)
T&T 18-man squad for SVG.
JAMAL BEVON GAY
JUMA JAMAL CLARANCE