Tough draw for Young Reggae Girls


January 23, 2016

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC):

Jamaica's young Reggae Girls have been installed in a tough Group B for the CONCACAF Under-17 Women's Championship.

This follows the official draw which was staged here Thursday at the Radisson Grenada Beach Resort Hotel, and overseen by CONCACAF Vice President and Jamaican Football Federation President, Captain Horace Burrell.

Jamaica will play alongside powerhouses Mexico and United States, who are the automatic North American entrants, with Central American side Costa Rica completing the group.

Group A, meanwhile, includes tournament hosts Grenada, along with Guatemala, Canada and French Caribbean side Haiti.

two losers

Guatemala and Canada will raise the curtain on the tournament on March 3 with Grenada taking on Haiti in the feature game.

The two top teams from each group will qualify for the semi-finals while the two losers from the semis will clash in the third place playoff.

Both finalists and the third place playoff winners will earn automatic berths at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Jordan later this year.

Thursday's draw was attended by Grenada's Sports Minister, Emmalin Pierre; Grenada Football President, Cheney Joseph and former Grenada international and ex-Wigan and Blackburn Rovers star, Jason Roberts.

The tournament runs from March 3-13.

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