Panama, Canada set to duel for Group D at Concacaf Under-20 Championship
Panama (picture) is no stranger to success in a CU20, as the Canaleros clinched a first ever FIFA Under-20 World Cup at the 2015 CU20. (Photo courtesy of FEPAFUT)
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BRADENTON, Florida – There will be no margin for error for teams in Group D when action kicks off on Friday at the 2018 Concacaf Under-20 Championship.

Headlining the group are Panama and Canada, two teams with aspirations of finishing first and reaching the Qualifying Stage.

Panama is no stranger to success in a CU20, as the Canaleros clinched a first ever FIFA Under-20 World Cup at the 2015 CU20.

With a 12W-3D-4L record in four previous CU20 appearances, Panama goes into the tournament feeling confident, but the same can be said for a Canada side that is leaning on a group of players with both MLS and USL experience in hopes of qualifying for its first FIFA U20 World Cup since 2007.

Not to be outdone is Saint Kitts and Nevis, whose senior side has shown remarkable growth under Head Coach Jacques Passy and will look to make similar strides at the U20 level.

Guadeloupe will also be looking to make the most of its second CU20 appearance.

The 2018 CU20 will mark the CU20 debuts for both Martinique and Dominica, as each nation looks to continue to build in its efforts to grow and develop footballers.