|CONCACAF Women U-17 qualifiers under way|
|Friday, 04 May 2012 11:26|
The final round of the CONCACAF FIFA World Cup Women Under-17 qualification begins on May 2 in Guatemala City, Guatemala at the Estadio Cementos Progresso Stadium.
The Caribbean will be represented by winners of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) qualifiers Trinidad and Tobago, as well as runners-up Jamaica and The Bahamas.
Jamaica is in Group A and will be up against host Guatemala, Canada and Panama. In Group B, Trinidad and Tobago and The Bahamas must fend off USA and Mexico.
The top three teams from this round will qualify for the World Cup. It will not be easy for all three Caribbean teams to qualify as the top three teams, USA, Canada and Mexico, are expected to advance. But, as the USA U-17 team can report following their previous failure to qualify in 2010, "you don't count your chicken before they hatch." Despite outscoring their opponent with an impressive 38-0 during the tournament, the 2010 U-17 USA team lost by a crucial missed penalty kick against Canada.
The final goal for all teams is the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, starting September 22 in Azerbaijan.