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USA Takes Control of Group A with 6-1 Win vs. Trinidad & Tobago at 2018 U-20 Championship

BRADENTON, Fla. (Nov. 5, 2018) – The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team put in another confident effort, downing Trinidad & Tobago 6-1 in the sides’ third group match at the 2018 Concacaf U-20 Championship at IMG Academy Stadium. With the win and other results, the USA now sits three points clear at the top of Group A heading into Wednesday’s clash against Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Looking to make an early statement, it took the USA just six minutes to get on the scoreboard when a nice sequence between Ulysses Llanez and Justin Rennicks led to Brandon Servania’s strike from 25 yards out.

Propelled by the early goal, the USA grabbed a second just two minutes later as Rennicks’ shot from the top of the area was redirected by Trinidad & Tobago defender Justin Homer and past goalkeeper Denzil Smith, resulting in an own goal in the eighth minute.

Fully in control of the match, the USA added one more before halftime with Rennicks playing the catalyst again. The Indiana University midfielder latched onto an errant pass out of the back and alertly fed Pomykal at the top of the box for the FC Dallas product to fire home a one-time effort in the 45th minute.

U.S. head coach Tab Ramos’ side continued to attack after the break, leading to a three-goal sequence in the space of four minutes. It began when a nice connection between Rennicks and Pomykal led to Alex Mendez’s 52nd minute strike.

Trinidad & Tobago pulled a goal back when Nickell Orr linked up with Isaiah Lee two minutes later, but Ulysses Llanez answered with a measured effort off the right post to record his tournament-leading fifth goal and give the USA a 5-1 advantage in the 56th minute.

As the final seconds ticked off the clock, the USA added one more goal as Mendez slipped substitute Juan Pablo Torres through the back line to finish his first of the tournament in the third minute of second-half stoppage time.

Monday’s other Group A matches saw Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (1-2-0; 3 pts.) defeat U.S. Virgin Islands 3-0 (0-3-0; 0 pts.), while Puerto Rico (1-2-0; 3 pts.) earned a 2-1 comeback victory against Suriname (2-1-0; 6 pts.).

With those results, the USA (3-0-0; 9 pts.) now sits three points clear atop Group A and could officially clinch its place in the Classification Stage on Wednesday with a win against Saint Vincent and the Grenadines combine with a draw between Trinidad & Tobago and Suriname.

Up Next: The U-20 MNT plays its fourth match of the 2018 CONCACAF U-20 Championship on Wednesday, Nov. 7 against Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Kickoff from IMG Soccer Stadium in Bradenton, Fla., is set for 8 p.m. ET and can be seen live on UDN and the ConcacafGo app. Social: Twitter (@ussoccer_ynt; @ussoccer_esp); Facebook; Instagram

2018 CONCACAF U-20 Championship Group A Standings

Team

GP

W

L

D

Pts.

GF

GA

GD

USA

3

3

0

0

9

26

2

24

Suriname

3

2

1

0

6

16

5

11

Trinidad & Tobago

3

2

1

0

6

9

9

0

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

3

1

2

0

3

6

4

2

Puerto Rico

3

1

2

0

3

4

13

-9

U.S. Virgin Islands

3

0

3

0

0

2

29

-27

Goal Scoring Rundown:
USA – Brandon Servania (Justin Rennicks), 6th minute:
The U.S. opened the scoring early through a nice sequence up the left. Justin Rennicks received a quick pass from Ulysses Llanez and before playing a short ball into the path of Servania. Running onto it in stride, Servania fired a low, right-footed effort from 25 yards that crept just inside the left post. USA 1, TRI 0  

USA – Justin Homer (own goal), 8th minute: Continuing to pour on the pressure, the USA grabbed a second goal two minutes later. Ayo Akinola’s cross from the right was poorly cleared just outside the area by Malike Mieres. Paxton Pomykal won the ball at the top of the penalty arc and played quickly for Justin Rennicks whose quick hit deflected off Homer and redirected past flat-footed goalkeeper Denzil Smith. USA 2, TRI 0

USA – Paxton Pomykal (Justin Rennicks), 45th minute: A routine ball over the top was played too casually at the back by Trinidad defender Luke Singh, whose soft touch fell straight into Rennicks’ path. The U.S. forward drove towards goal before cutting a pass back to Pomykal who one-timed a low effort inside the left post. USA 3, TRI 0

USA – Alex Mendez (Paxton Pomykal), 52nd minute: Chris Gloster’s throw-in was flicked on by Rennicks, giving Pomykal a free lane into the area. The FC Dallas midfielder cut back into space for Mendez who fired home from near the penalty spot. USA 4, TRI 0

TRI – Isaiah Lee (Nickell Orr), 54th minute – Trinidad & Tobago pulled one back as Nickell Orr worked down the left and pulled a nice step over before centering a low cross for Lee who redirected past Brady Scott from inside the six. USA 4, TRI 1

USA – Ulysses Llanez (unassisted), 56th minute – Brandon Servania’s cross from the right was pawed away by Denzil Smith, who made a point-blank save on Pomykal’s rebound. The ball rebounded to the top of the box where Llanez measured his finish, finessing his fifth of the tournament past Smith and in off the right post. USA 5, TRI 1

USA – Juan Pablo Torres (Alex Mendez), 90+3 minute – In the closing seconds, Mendez slipped Torres through the Soca Warriors back line where the substitute confidently finished past Smith to close the scoring. USA 6, TRI 1 FINAL.

Key Saves and Defensive Stops
TRI – Denzil Smith, 14th minute
: After Ulysses Llanez was fouled just outside of the penalty area, Alex Mendez stepped up and curled a low free kick around the wall only to have Smith make an alert, diving stop at his right post.

TRI – Denzil Smith, 25th minute: Helping to push the attack, center back Matt Real slotted a ball through the back line to find Llanez. Coming in on the left, he played across for Mendez, but Smith was quick off his line to deny the first attempt, before Mendez sent his rebound effort just past the right post.

TRI – Denzil Smith, 64th minute:  Playing with his back to goal, Alex Mendez turned his defender and rifled a 25-yard effort that Smith dove to push off his right post before it was cleared.

USA – Brady Scott, 76th minute: Trying to carve more into the USA lead, Trinidad & Tobago defender Luke Singh blasted a low free kick that Scott got down to his right to put out for a corner kick. 

NOTES:

  • With the result, Tab Ramos moves to 15-3-2 all-time in Concacaf U-20 Championship play.
  • The USA is unbeaten in its last eight Concacaf U-20 Championship matches. 
  • The USA improves its Concacaf U-20 Championship record against Trinidad & Tobago to 11-2-2.
  • Ulysses Llanez 56th minute goal keeps him atop the tournament’s Golden Boot standings with five.
  • Eleven different players have scored a goal for the USA in the first two games: Llanez (5), Ayo Akinola (3), Justin Rennicks (3), Alex Mendez (3), Paxton Pomykal (3), Mark McKenzie (2), Griffin Dorsey, Anthony Fontana, Manny Perez, Brandon Servania and Juan Pablo Torres.
  •  Llanez, Mendez and Pomykal have tallied in each of the USA’s three matches thus far.

- U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team Match Report -

Match: U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team vs. Trinidad & Tobago
Date: November 5, 2018
Competition: 2018 Concacaf U-20 Championship - Group A
Venue: IMG Academy; Bradenton, Fla.
Kickoff: 7:45 p.m. ET
Attendance: 1,100
Weather: 74 degrees; clear

Scoring Summary:           1             2             F
USA                                      3             3             6
TRI                                       0             1             1

USA – Brandon Servania (Paxton Pomykal)            6th minute
USA – Justin Homer (own goal)                                 8
USA – Paxton Pomykal (Justin Rennicks)                 45
USA – Alex Mendez (Paxton Pomykal)                     52
TRI – Isaiah Lee (Nickel Orr)                                       54
USA – Ulysses Llanez                                                    56
USA – Juan Pablo Torres (Alex Mendez)                  90+3

Lineups:
USA: 1-Brady Scott; 16-Julian Araujo, 4-Mark McKenzie, 5-Matt Real (capt.), 3-Chris Gloster; 10-Paxton Pomykal, 6-Brandon Servania, 8-Alex Mendez, 17-Ayo Akinola (20-Frankie Amaya, 82), 9-Justin Rennicks (13-Griffin Dorsey, 70), 11-Ulysses Llanez (7-Juan Pablo Torres, 63)
Subs not used: 12-David Ochoa, 14-Manny Perez; 15-Anthony Fontana, 18-Issac Angking, 19-Sam Rogers
Head coach: Tab Ramos

TRI: 1-Denzil Smith; 5-Justin Homer (15-John P. Rochford, 27), 2-Malik Mieres, 16-Luke Singh, 17-Matthew Beal (6-Isaiah Lee, 46); 19-Shaqkeem Joséph, 4-Jackie Jerrin, 8-Jabarry Francis, 13-Nickel Orr (7-Mark Ramdeen, 87); 9-Jaydon Prowell; 10-Judah Garcia (capt.)
Subs not used: 20-Jabari Brice, 3-Derron John, 18-Kerdell Sween, 11-Che Benny, 14-Ethan Bonaparte, 12-Kishon Hackshaw
Head coach: Russel Latapy

Stats Summary: USA / TRI
Shots: 24 / 8
Shots on Goal: 10 / 4
Saves: 3 / 4
Corner Kicks: 4 / 1
Fouls: 16 / 12
Offside: 3 / 4

Misconduct Summary:
TRI – Nickel Orr (caution)                                    37th minute
TRI – Jackie Jerrin (caution)                                 45+2
TRI – Judah Garcia (caution)                               55

Officials:
Referee: Juan Calderon (CRC)
Assistant Referee 1: Henri Pupiro (NCA)
Assistant Referee 2: David Moran (SLV)
Fourth Official: Fernando Hernández (MEX)

ussoccer.com Man of the Match: Brandon Servania

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- U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team Match Report -

Match: U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team vs. Trinidad & Tobago
Date: November 5, 2018
Competition: 2018 Concacaf U-20 Championship - Group A
Venue: IMG Academy; Bradenton, Fla.
Kickoff: 7:45 p.m. ET
Attendance: 1,100
Weather: 74 degrees; clear

Scoring Summary:           1             2             F
USA                                      3             3             6
TRI                                       0             1             1

USA – Brandon Servania (Justin Rennicks)            6th minute
USA – Justin Homer (own goal)                                 8
USA – Paxton Pomykal (Justin Rennicks)                 45
USA – Alex Mendez (Paxton Pomykal)                     52
TRI – Isaiah Lee (Nickel Orr)                                       54
USA – Ulysses Llanez                                                    56
USA – Juan Pablo Torres (Alex Mendez)                  90+3

Lineups:
USA: 1-Brady Scott; 16-Julian Araujo, 4-Mark McKenzie, 5-Matt Real (capt.), 3-Chris Gloster; 10-Paxton Pomykal, 6-Brandon Servania, 8-Alex Mendez, 17-Ayo Akinola (20-Frankie Amaya, 82), 9-Justin Rennicks (13-Griffin Dorsey, 70), 11-Ulysses Llanez (7-Juan Pablo Torres, 63)
Subs not used: 12-David Ochoa, 14-Manny Perez; 15-Anthony Fontana, 18-Issac Angking, 19-Sam Rogers
Head coach: Tab Ramos

TRI: 1-Denzil Smith; 5-Justin Homer (15-John P. Rochford, 27), 2-Malik Mieres, 16-Luke Singh, 17-Matthew Beal (6-Isaiah Lee, 46); 19-Shaqkeem Joséph, 4-Jackie Jerrin, 8-Jabarry Francis, 13-Nickel Orr (7-Mark Ramdeen, 87); 9-Jaydon Prowell; 10-Judah Garcia (capt.)
Subs not used: 20-Jabari Brice, 3-Derron John, 18-Kerdell Sween, 11-Che Benny, 14-Ethan Bonaparte, 12-Kishon Hackshaw
Head coach: Russel Latapy

Stats Summary: USA / TRI
Shots: 24 / 8
Shots on Goal: 10 / 4
Saves: 3 / 4
Corner Kicks: 4 / 1
Fouls: 16 / 12
Offside: 3 / 4

Misconduct Summary:
TRI – Nickel Orr (caution)                                    37th minute
TRI – Jackie Jerrin (caution)                                 45+2
TRI – Judah Garcia (caution)                               55

Officials: 
Referee: Juan Calderon (CRC)
Assistant Referee 1: Henri Pupiro (NCA)
Assistant Referee 2: David Moran (SLV)
Fourth Official: Fernando Hernández (MEX)

ussoccer.com Man of the Match: Brandon Servania

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U-20 MNT Head Coach Tab Ramos Names 20-Player Roster for 2018 Concacaf Under-20 Championship

CHICAGO (Oct. 23, 2018) – U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team head coach Tab Ramos has named a 20-player roster to defend the team’s confederation title at the 2018 Concacaf U-20 Championship, to be held Nov. 1-21 at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. 

The 2018 tournament marks Concacaf’s largest Under-20 World Cup qualifying tournament ever, with 34 member associations participating. The top four teams will qualify for the 2019 FIFA Under-20 World Cup, set for May 23 to June 15 in Poland.

As the tournament’s top seed, the U.S. was drawn into Group A and opens the tournament against Puerto Rico (Nov. 1), followed by U.S. Virgin Islands (Nov. 3), Trinidad and Tobago (Nov. 5) and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (Nov. 7) before finishing up against Suriname (Nov. 9). 

Games will be streamed live on Concacaf GO, accessible at www.concacafgo.com or via the Concacaf GO app, available on iTunes and Google Play. A free trial of Concacaf GO is available through Dec. 1.

“I’m looking forward to this U-20 World Cup qualifying challenge,” Ramos said. “This new format provides opportunities to many nations and makes the qualifying process much more difficult. Although our preparation will be short, we will be ready to defend our first-ever Concacaf title” 

2018 Concacaf U-20 Championship Roster by Position (Club or College; Hometown)
GOALKEEPERS (2): 1-Brady Scott (FC Koln/GER; Petaluma, Calif.), 12-CJ Dos Santos (S.L Benfica/POR; Philadelphia, Pa.)
DEFENDERS (7): 2-Jaylin Lindsey (Sporting KC; Charlotte, N.C.), 3-Chris Gloster (Hannover 96/GER; South Orange, N.J.), 4-Mark McKenzie (Philadelphia Union; Bear, Del.), 5-Matthew Real (Philadelphia Union; Drexel Hill, Pa.), 14-Manny Perez (N.C. State; Garner, N.C.), 16-Julian Araujo (LA Galaxy; Lompac, Calif.), 19-Sam Rogers (Seattle Sounders FC; Seattle, Wash.)
MIDFIELDERS (6): 6-Brandon Servania (FC Dallas; Birmingham, Ala.), 7-Juan Pablo Torres (K.S.C. Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen/BEL; Lilburn, Ga.), 8-Alex Mendez (SC Frieburg/GER; Los Angeles, Calif.), 10-Paxton Pomykal (FC Dallas; Highland Village, Tex.), 15-Anthony Fontana (Philadelphia Union; Newark, Del.), 18-Isaac Angking (New England Revolution; Providence, R.I.)
FORWARDS (5): 9-Justin Rennicks (Indiana Univ.; Hamilton, Mass.), 11-Ulysses Llanez (Unattached; Lynwood, Calif.), 13-Griffin Dorsey (Indiana Univ.; Evergreen, Colo.), 17-Ayo Akinola (Toronto FC/CAN; Detroit, Mich.), 20-Frankie Amaya (UCLA; Santa Ana, Calif.)

The new Concacaf U-20 Championship format features four groups of six teams and two groups of five teams. Following round-robin group play, the top team in each of the six groups will advance to the qualification stage, where they will be divided into two groups of three. After a second edition of round-robin play, the two group winners plus the second-place finishers will qualify for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Additionally, the two group winners will advance to the tournament final to determine the regional champion.

Teams qualifying for the qualification stage of the tournament will be permitted to amend the 20-player roster and replace up to six players within 24 hours following completion of their final group stage match.

The USA returns to the confederation tournament as defending champion after capturing its first title at the U-20 level in March of 2017, defeating Honduras via penalty kicks in the final. The team went on to reach the quarterfinals of the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Korea Republic, where it lost to eventual tournament runners-up Venezuela 2-1 in extra time.

ROSTER NOTES:

  • The USA roster consists of 15 players representing pro clubs from five different countries: Belgium, Canada, Germany, Portugal and the USA.
  • Four players are collegiate athletes: Griffin Dorsey and Justin Rennicks (Indiana), Manny Perez (N.C. State), and Frankie Amaya (UCLA).
  • Ten players represent seven MLS clubs: Philadelphia Union (3), FC Dallas (2), LA Galaxy (1), New England Revolution (1), Seattle Sounders (1), Sporting KC (1), and Toronto FC (1).
  • Ten players are 19 years old, eight are 18, and two are 17 (Araujo and Llanez). The two 17-year-olds are age-eligible for the 2021 FIFA U-20 World Cup. 
  • Goalkeeper Brady Scott is the only returning player from the USA’s 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup team after serving as the team’s third ‘keeper in Korea Republic.
  • Four players were part of the USA’s 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup team that fell to eventual champion England in the quarterfinals in India: goalkeeper CJ Dos Santos, defenders Chris Gloster and Jaylin Lindsey and forward Ayo Akinola.
  • Lindsey was named to the 2017 Concacaf U-17 Championship Best XI after helping the USA to a second-place finish and a World Cup berth.
  • Nineteen of 20 players have spent time playing in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy.
  • In addition to nine players from U.S.-based MLS teams that came up through their respective academies, the remaining 10 players last played for the following DA sides: Amaya (Pateadores), Dorsey (Colorado Rush), Dos Santos (Philadelphia Union), Gloster (New York Red Bulls), Llanez (LA Galaxy), Mendez (LA Galaxy), Perez (Capital Area Railhawks Academy), Rennicks (New England Revolution), Scott (De Anza Force), Torres (Georgia United).
  • Ulysses Llanez was named 2018 U-16/17 Development Academy West Conference Co-Player of the Year.
  • Griffin Dorsey won the 2015/16 U15/16 Central Conference Player of the Year and Manny Perez was that year’s East Conference Player of the Year.
  • Paxton Pomykal and Brandon Servania were part of the FC Dallas U-15/16 team that won the 2016 Development Academy Championship. Pomykal was also part of the club’s U17/18 team that also won the championship that year.  

USA U-20 QUALIFYING AND WORLD CUP HISTORY:

The U.S. U-20 MNT is competing in the Concacaf Youth Tournament or Championship for the 27th time. In addition to winning the 2017 title, the USA has earned second place in the qualification tournament six times (1980, 1982, 1986, 1992, 2009, 2013).

The U.S. has qualified for 15 of 21 FIFA World Youth Championships/FIFA U-20 World Cups since the biannual tournament started in 1977, including 10 of the last 11 and three straight under the guidance of Ramos. The team was eliminated in the quarterfinals in each of the last two World Cups, falling on penalties to eventual champion Serbia in 2015 and in extra time to runner-up Venezuela in 2017. The USA’s best U-20 World Cup finish was a fourth-place performance at the 1989 FIFA World Youth Championship in Saudi Arabia.

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USA Drawn Into Group A for 2018 Concacaf U-20 Championship in Florida

CHICAGO (Sept. 13, 2018) – The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team has been drawn with Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname, Puerto Rico, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and U.S. Virgin Islands into Group A of the 2018 Concacaf U-20 Championship. The draw occurred Thursday morning on at the Concacaf headquarters in Miami, Fla., with the qualifying tournament for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup set to take place from Nov. 1-21, at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.

“Looking forward to once again have the opportunity to provide another important experience to the next generation of players,” U.S. U-20 MNT head coach Tab Ramos said. “This Concacaf U-20 Championship will be different and more challenging than any other we have had in the past but we are prepared and ready.”

The U.S. opens the group stage against Puerto Rico (Nov. 1), followed by U.S. Virgin Islands (Nov. 3), Trinidad & Tobago (Nov. 5) and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (Nov. 7) before finishing up against Suriname (Nov. 9).

The Concacaf U-20 Championship format features four groups of six teams and two group of five teams. The 2018 tournament marks Concacaf’s largest Under-20 World Cup qualifying tournament ever, with 34 Under-20 member associations participating.

Based on the Concacaf Men’s Under-20 Ranking, the top six ranked teams were seeded into position one of each group, while the remaining 28 teams were distributed in five pots, also based on ranking:

Seeded Teams (group and position)
United States (A1), Mexico (B1), Honduras (C1), Panama (D1) Costa Rica (E1) and El Salvador (F1)

Remaining Teams (grouped by Concacaf Men’s Under-20 Ranking)
Pot 1: Cuba, Guatemala, Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti, Canada and Jamaica
Pot 2: Antigua and Barbuda, Bermuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, Curacao, Aruba and Suriname
Pot 3: Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Guadeloupe, St. Lucia and Guyana
Pot 4: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Cayman Islands, Barbados, Belize and Dominica
Pot 5: U.S. Virgin Islands, Martinique, Sint Maarten and Saint Martin

Due to the uneven number of Under-20 member associations (34), as the lowest of the top six seeded teams, El Salvador’s Group F and Costa Rica’s Group E did not have a sixth team from Pot 5 drawn into its group. This results in only four games of first-round group play for all teams in Group E and F, instead of five games to be played by each team in groups A-D.

Following group play, the top team in each of the six groups will advance to the qualification stage, where they will be divided into two groups of three. After a second edition of round-robin play, the two group winners plus the second-place finishers will qualify for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Additionally, the two groups winners will advance to the tournament’s final to determine the regional champion.

2018 Concacaf U-20 Championship – USA Schedule:
Thursday, Nov. 1 – USA vs. Puerto Rico – 7:30 p.m. ET
Saturday, Nov. 3 – USA vs. U.S. Virgin Islands – 7:45 p.m. ET
Monday, Nov. 5 – USA vs. Trinidad & Tobago – 7:45 p.m. ET
Wednesday, Nov. 7 – USA vs. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – 7:45 p.m. ET
Friday, Nov. 9 – USA vs. Suriname – 5:30 p.m. ET

2018 CONCACAF U-20 Championship Groups:
Group A: USA, Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname, Puerto Rico, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, U.S. Virgin Islands
Group B: Mexico, Jamaica, Aruba, Nicaragua, Grenada, Saint Martin
Group C: Honduras, Cuba, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominican Republic, Belize, Sint Maarten
Group D: Panama, Canada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique
Group E: Costa Rica, Haiti, Bermuda, St. Lucia, Barbados
Group F: El Salvador, Guatemala, Curacao, Guyana, Cayman Islands

The USA returns to the confederation tournament as defending champions after capturing its first title at the U-20 level in March of 2017, defeating Honduras via penalty kicks in the final. The team went on to reach the quarterfinals of the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Korea Republic, where it lost to eventual tournament runners-up Venezuela 2-1 in extra time after finishing 0-0 in regulation. The USA’s run to the quarterfinals started with a top place finish in Group F after drawing Ecuador (3-3) and Saudi Arabia (1-1) and defeating Senegal (1-0). In the Round of 16, the USA dominated New Zealand 6-0 to secure its spot in the quarterfinals.

The U.S. has qualified for 15 FIFA World Youth Championships/FIFA U-20 World Cups. The USA’s best World Cup finish was a fourth-place performance at the 1989 FIFA World Youth Championship in Saudi Arabia.

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