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Mitchell: U-20s ready for Concacaf opener

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

T&T’s Under 20 Men’s Team arrived in San Jose, Costa Rica ahead of their opening CONCACAF Championship game against Bermuda on Sunday at the Ricardo Saprissa Stadium.

The T&T team is coming off a lengthy training camp in Cali, Colombia during which they played five training games, winning its last two outings, after losing one and drawing two. Team captain Jabari Mitchell said his team-mates are ready to fire in the tournament.

Following the opener versus Bermuda, T&T takes on Costa Rica at the National Stadium in San Jose on Wednesday and El Salvador at the same venue three days later.

Under the new format for the Under 20 qualifiers, designed to increase the number of meaningful, competitive matches, the top two teams from Groups A, B, and C will advance to the Classification Stage, where the Confederation’s four tickets to the World Cup at this level will be determined in round robin play among two groups of three teams each.

The top two teams of each of the two Classification Stage groups will qualify as CONCACAF representatives to the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.