Traditional CONCACAF Women powerhouse, Canada, is the first opponent standing in the way of T&T's Under-20 Women qualifying for the 2016 FIFA Under 20 Women’s World Cup. The opening game takes place this afteroon in San Pedro Sula, Honduras and the girls are motivated despite having to take a long journey to their destination.
“The flight was good however tiring as everything was rushed and of course there is a lot that goes with traveling to countries like this with the connecting flights and long hours,” Coach Jason Spence shared with the media. Spence also indicated that the team are looking for the win against Canada. Canada however, have won the CONCACAF U-20 tournament in 2004 and 2008 and has participated in six of seven FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cups since the inaugural tournament in 2002 and as such are no pushovers.
The T&T team definitely has a big task in front of them with limited training time as they only arrived in the country yesterday and were unable to do much training.
Also in Group A are Jamaica who beat the U-20's in the caribbean stage and hosts Honduras.Group B will be headed by the defending CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Champion United States, and also includes Haiti, Panama and Mexico.
The CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Championship Honduras 2015 will qualify three teams directly to the FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016.