News from the Caribbean region

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The Caribbean qualifying round for the CONCACAF Junior (Under 17) championship will be played from December 2 through 6 at the Dr Joao Havelange Centre of Excellence in Trinidad. Netherlands Antilles, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago and Bermuda will be seeking to move on to group play in El Salvador next February 10 to 14; the final step before the FIFA Junior World Cup in New Zealand.

England's professional leagues now include many Caribbean players, throughout the four divisions, with Manchester United's brilliant striker Dwight Yorke, of Trinidad, as an outstanding example. It was not always so..thus a special mention for Lindy Delapenha, one of the Caribbean pioneers who starred in England's First Division in the 1940s and 1950s. Jamaica recently inducted Delapenha into the nation's sporting Hall of Fame.