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U-17 MNT Draw Canada, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago in Qualifying

CHICAGO (Nov. 24, 2006) – The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team has been drawn into Group B with Canada, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago for the 2007 CONCACAF Final Round Qualifying Tournament from April 18-26 in Kingston, Jamaica. The draw was determined earlier today during the CONCACAF Executive Committee Meeting in Los Angeles.

The top three teams in the group will qualify for the FIFA U-17 World Cup in South Korea, which will take place from August 18-September 9 across six cities – Busan, Cheonan, Jeju, Suwon, Ulsan and Gwangyang (to be confirmed). The U.S. is the only country to qualify for all 11 FIFA U-17 World Cups (formerly FIFA World Youth Championships).

The other two of the four CONCACAF berths will come from Group A, which will occur a two weeks earlier from April 4-8 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Competing with the hosts will be El Salvador, Haiti and Mexico.

CONCACAF U-17 Final Round Qualifying
Group A - Tegucigalpa, Honduras
El Salvador

Group B - Kingston, Jamaica
Costa Rica
Trinidad & Tobago