PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Aug. 18. (CANA)
Jamaica and Suriname, late withdrawals from the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Football (CONCACAF) Youth Championships which began here earlier today, were each fined 5,000 U.S. dollars by the CONCACAF congress.
CONCACAF president Joaquin Sonas Terrazas said delegates from Jamaica and Suriname claimed that their withdrawal stemmed from politics.
This excuse was flatly turned down by the CONCACAF congress and Terrazas said CONCACAF does not regard politics as a "force majeure."
Both Jamaica and Suriname have 90 days to pay their fines or they will lose their membership.
Austin Jack Warner of Trinidad and Tobago and Guillermo Canedo of Mexico have been re-elected to serve on the executive committee on the Federation of International Football
They were re-elected yesterday at the Congress held at the Mount Irvine Bay Hotel in Tobago.
FIFA president Dr. Joao Havelange who attended the congress praised both men for their good work and said he was glad that they were re-elected.
Canedo is a vice president of the FIFA World Cup organising committee.
The CONCACAF Congress unanimously approved draft regulations for their 1986 championships which will determine which two countries will go to the World Cup finals in Mexico.