Posted on August 17, 2012
Trinidad and Tobago claimed the last berth in the final round of Caribbean qualifying for the 2013 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship, beating host St. Vincent and the Grenadines, 3-0, Sunday night. T&T finished second place in its group.
Trinidad joined final-round host Jamaica, first-round group winners Curacao, Cuba, Haiti and Suriname, along with fellow second-place finishers Antigua & Barbuda and Puerto Rico in the eight-team Caribbean finals.
Curacao and Antigua also earned their places on Sunday, playing each other to a 3-3 riw in North Sound, Antigua, as both finished with seven points atop Group 1.
Jomal Williams and Adan Noel scored their second goal in three games to spark T&T, which finished with six points in Group 4, behind Suriname on goal difference.
Earlier Sunday, Guyana defeated Suriname, 2-1, in Kingstown, St. Vincent. Suriname had assured itself of a berth on Friday when it defeated Trinidad, 3-0.
In North Sound, Antigua, Elvis Thomas had all three goals for the hosts against Curacao, adding to the pair he scored in a 4-0 win over Dominica on Wednesday last week. The tie assured Curacao of the Group 1 crown on goal difference.
The weekend results also set the match-ups for the final round of Caribbean qualifying with Haiti, Curacao, Trinidad and Puerto Rico in Group A, and host Jamaica, Suriname, Cuba and Antigua & Barbuda in Group B, Nov. 3-11.
Five nations will qualify for the 12-team CONCACAF U-20 Championship in Puebla, Mexico from Feb. 18-March 2.
Categories: Antigua and Barbuda, Caribbean, Cuba, CuraÃ§ao, Dominica, Guyana, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Youth
Tags: Adan Noel, CONCACAF Under-20 Championship, Elvis Thomas, Jomal Williams