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U-17s to hit World Cup trail


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IT WILL BE the biggest assignment so far for the Barbados Under-17 national football team.

But head coach Renaldo Gilkes says the players, who depart tomorrow for Florida, will perform well in their quest for a place at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup 2019 in Brazil.

The Young Tridents, who have been drawn in a tough Group H of the Concacaf Championships,will start their campaign against Guatemala on Thursday before taking on powerhouses the United States and Canada at the IMG Academy in Florida on Saturday and May 6, respectively.

 Speaking to NATION SPORT following a training session at the Barbados Football Association’s Wildey Astro Turf Facility yesterday, Gilkes said the 18-member squad was prepared for the challenge.

“We have been putting in the work over the last couple of weeks. We didn’t take any breaks during what is considered the off period,” he said.


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