• Thursday May 30, 2002

    Youth Qualifying gets underway this weekend in Caribbean Zone

    The preliminary round of Caribbean Zone qualifying for the Football Confederation Under-20 Youth Tournament gets underway Sunday 2 June with the first leg of five home and home series. The return leg will take place on Sunday 9 June.

    The first tie pits Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles against one another, while Suriname and Guyana battle in the second series. The winners, on aggregate, of those series will advance to the group phase later this summer, where Trinidad & Tobago and Barbados await in Group A.

    Haiti and the Dominican Republic will face one another, as will the US Virgin Islands and St. Kitts & Nevis. The two survivors will face the Bahamas in Group C.

    Saint Lucia and Anguilla will face off the final preliminary pairing, with the winner drawn into Group D, along with Cuba, Dominica and Grenada.

    Group B has already been determined, as Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, Montserrat and Puerto Rico will square off.

    The winners of Group A and Group D will meet in home and home series with a berth in one of the FC Final Tournaments on the line, as will the winners of Groups B and C.

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