Havana, Oct 17 – Cuba under 20 women”s team today traveled to Jamaica to settle the Caribbean defining stage for two tickets to the soccer qualifier in CONCACAF, from January 9 to 19 in the Cayman Islands.
In this regional qualifier, the two best teams will go on to be classified by the Confederation for the North American, Central American and Caribbean (CONCACAF) World Cup to be held in Canada in 2014. According to statements from Cuban coach Jose Luis Elejalde, shortly before his departure, his athletes are confident they will win at least one of the two contested tickets.
Despite not having attended any previous international match, the novice Cuban players participated in two friendly matches at the Pedro Marrero stadium with the major team, which has a similar outlook for the Central American and Caribbean Games in Veracruz next year, he added.
The Cuban team will play tomorrow against Grenada in its first presentation, on Sunday against Anguila and two days later against Trinidad and Tobago in Group A.
Meanwhile in Group B, matches are scheduled between Dominican Republic-Saint Kitts and Suriname-Jamaica.
The top two each selection will advance to semi-finals, with winners going directly to the CONCACAF tournament in Cayman Islands.
That event already includes Mexico and the United States, Honduras, Costa Rica and Guatemala, as well as Jamaica.
Source: Prensa Latina