Champions Soccer Will Be In Aruba, Curacao

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Jamaica Gleaner

ELIMINATIONS for the Caribbean zone of the Congress of North, Central American and Caribbean Football Associations' Champion of Champions soccer tournament will be held in the Netherland Antilles.

This was decided on at the final session of the two-day congress of delegates from Jamaica, Surinam, Aruba, Cuba and Haiti at the Myrtle Bank Hotel last Saturday.


Competing teams will be Railway of Jamaica, Paragon of Trinidad, Transvaal of Surinam, Industriales of Cuba, Racing of Aruba and Aigle Noire of Haiti, with Racing, Transvaal and Paragon playing in Curacao and Railway, Industriales and Aigle Noire playing in Aruba.

The draw

Following is the draw:

GROUP A: Dec. 13: Paragon vs Transvaal; Dec. 15: Transvaal vs Racing; Dec. 17: Racing vs Paragon; GROUP B: Dec. 13: Industriales vs Railway; Dec. 15: Railway vs Aigle Noire; Dec. 17: Aigle Noire vs Industriales.

The final between the group winners will be in Aruba on December 19 unless there is a draw in a group. In this case the replay will be on December 19 and the final on December 21. After the playoff between the group winners, the winning team will meet defending champions Racing of Haiti to decide on the Caribbean champions to meet the North and Central American zone for the CONCACAF championship.

For the Caribbean playoff if Railway or Transvaal are groups winners, the playoff would be in Port Au Prince, Haiti. Racing (Aruba) or Paragon would opt for reciprocal visits. If Industriales won, then Racing (Haiti) would go to the Netherland Antilles for both games.

All these matches must be completed by January 8, 1966.

Representatives at the final session were Gerard Rouzier (CONCACAF), Henri Miller.