Sunday, February 27, 2011

Canada U-17 wins silver

Canada won a silver medal at the 2011 CONCACAF Men's Under-17 Championship in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Canada finished in second place after falling 0:3 after extra time against USA in the championship final. The championship final was played at Catherine Hall Park.

The second-place finish represents Canada's highest finish ever at the CONCACAF Men's Under-17 Championship. In the match for third place, Panama won 1:0 over host Jamaica. The top four teams - USA, Canada, Panama and Jamaica - all qualified for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Mexico 2011.

"I'm very proud of our team," said Canadian U-17 head coach Sean Fleming. "We have a great group of guys and they will work very hard towards the FIFA U-17 World Cup."

Four days before the final, Canada qualified for the FIFA U-17 World Cup for the fifth time in Association history. The FIFA U-17 World Cup Mexico 2011 runs this 18 June to 10 July.

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