BRADENTON, Florida – Belize and Dominica battled to a 1-1 draw on Monday to open Group B of Concacaf Under-17 Championship Qualifying.
A stalemate for the first hour then led to a dramatic final half-hour with Belize breaking the deadlock in the 66’ through Henry Daniel Palma.
Dominica looked to respond and it would pull level in the 75’ thanks to a penalty conversion from Tyriq Andrew Joseph.
Despite chances from both sides, a winner was not to be had as the two teams had to each settle for a point.
Next games Group B, Wednesday April 3
2:30 Antigua and Barbuda vs Belice
4:30 Dominica vs Dominican Republic
Montserrat withdrew from the competition in Group B.
Group D Games, Tuesday April 2nd
14:30 Kick off (Eastern Time)
St Kitts & Nevis v Puerto Rico
16:30 Kick off (Eastern Time)
Martinique v Anguilla
Note: After round-robin play, the top three finishers in each of the groups will qualify for the knockout stage, joining the four group winners of the Qualification Stage in the Round of 16.
The knockout stage of the competition will be played in its entirety in a single match elimination format, with the semifinalists automatically qualifying for the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
Group E: Mexico, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Bermuda
Group F: USA, Canada, Guatemala, Barbados
Group G: Honduras, Haiti, El Salvador, Guayana
Group H: Costa Rica, Panama, Suriname, Curacao