Trinidad off to CONCACAF junior champs

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Jamaica Gleaner

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Aug. 12 (CANA):

Trinidad and Tobago's under-19 football squad left the island this week to take part in the CONCACAF Juvenile championships scheduled for Guatemala later this month.

The games are a fore-runner to the World Cup youths finals to be held in Mexico in June, 1983.

Trinidad and Tobago, who are in Group Two of the series, will play their opening game next Tuesday, against Honduras, Canada and the Netherland Antilles are the other countries in that group.

Other teams in the competition are: Group One - Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Guatemala and the U.S.A. Group Three - El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Bermuda.

Secretary of the local football association Austin Warner, said the first two teams from each group will then be sub-divided in two groups of three teams.

The respective winners will afterwards play each other twice to determine the CONCACAF team for the World Cup youth finals.

Trinidad and Tobago's other matches in the preliminary round will be against Canada on August 19 and the Netherland Antilles on August 21.