Jamaica set to host women's U-20 football tourney

By Indo Asian News Service | Sunday, July 21, 2013 | 1:19:18 PM IST (+05:30 GMT) Comment 0 Comment

Kingston (Jamaica), July 21 (IANS/CMC) Jamaica will host Group Four of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Under-20 Women's Tournament, starting Tuesday.

Kingston (Jamaica), July 21 (IANS/CMC) Jamaica will host Group Four of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Under-20 Women's Tournament, starting Tuesday.

Bermuda, Cuba and Curacao will join the hosts in this group phase to be played at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex, reports CMC.

The opening round of matches begin Tuesday, with Cuba facing Curacao followed by the second game when Bermuda go up against Jamaica.

Jamaica will play Curacao Thursday while Bermuda will tackle Cuba. The final games will be played Saturday with Curacao encountering Bermuda and rivals Jamaica and Cuba face-off in the closing game of the tournament.

Trinidad & Tobago and the Dominican Republic have secured the two spots available in Group One played in the Dominican Republic, which concluded with Trinidad and Tobago topping the group with six points, and Dominican Republic gaining three points to take second place. Both teams will advance to the finals set for October, in Puerto Rico.

Currently, eight teams from Groups Two and Three (four in each group) are competing for four spots, with two from each group to advance to the finals also. The competition is taking place in British Virgin Islands and Suriname, respectively.

Fifteen teams from across the region have registered for the competition, namely, Trinidad and Tobago, Aruba, Dominican Republic, Antigua and Barbuda, St Kitts/Nevis, Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Jamaica, Bermuda, Suriname, Grenada, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Cuba and Curacao.

--IANS/CMC

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