T&T elude five-time champions US for U20 championship

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC) – Hosts Trinidad and Tobago avoided giants United States and Mexico, when they were drawn in Group A for next year’s CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship.In the draw staged here Tuesday at the Hyatt Regency, T&T found themselves pitted with the likes of Costa Rica, Canada and a yet-to-be determined Caribbean qualifier.Group B features the US and Mexico along with Nicaragua, with another Caribbean qualifier set to join the trio.The championship, which runs from January 18-28, will feature 16 matches with all scheduled for the Ato Boldon Stadium in central Trinidad.It will also serve as a qualifier for next year’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in France, with the top three teams earning direct qualification.United States are four-time defending champions, having won the tournament the last time it was played two years ago in Honduras. Overall, the US have won the title five times.The remaining two teams for the Under-20 Championship will be determined when St. Kitts and Nevis, Jamaica, Haiti and the Dominican Republic contest a Caribbean Women’s Under-20 Qualifier from November 22-26 at Warner Park in St Kitts.Tuesday’s draw was attended by FIFA and CONCACAF council member, Sonia Bien-Aime along with Trinidad and Tobago FA president, David John-Williams.last_img read more

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6 of the Best – W2 Global Data’s Gary Pine

first_img Related Articles This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Gary Pine, Chief Product Officer at W2 Global Data.Keep reading for more on Pine’s eight-day Asian adventure, his ‘go to’ album, where to find the best atmosphere in world rugby and why weekend lycra is now “the order of the day”.Best HolidayHaving recently returned to the office from a Christmas break in the Canaries, my first thought would be our annual, familial trip to Fuerteventura. Having been there about 20 times in as many years; the sun, sand, surf and cycling are hard to beat. That being said, a recent trip to Hong Kong and mainland China sits right up there … Victoria Peak, the Symphony of Lights, Canton Fair, Canton Tower, Xi’an Muslim Quarter & Terracotta Army, Beijing’s Great Wall and Forbidden City amongst a long list of stop-offs in just eight days.Best AlbumAlthough the whole family are massive Biffy Clyro fans (and no, I haven’t jammed with them like the great Nick Knowles) …I must tip my hat at Fortress by Alter Bridge …my go-to album when in trains, planes and automobiles. Myles Kennedy is something else.Although it’s not quite a Nick Knowles-esque story, I do have the set list from when I saw Biffy play at the Bowery Electric in New York back in 2012 …their Opposites album is probably number 2 on the list. The 1979 B-52’s by the B-52’s gets the third vote if I was asked for more.Best Sporting ExperienceBristol RFC beating Bath RFC; at the Rec …at the Memorial Ground …at Ashton Gate. Don’t mind really. Having seen England lose to Wales three times at the Principality Stadium (yeap, I was there for the Henson/Tait tackle), I’m not sure I want to hark back to those final results.However, I don’t think there is a better atmosphere in world rugby having tried the wares of Twickenham, Murrayfield, the Aviva and Lansdowne Road. That being said, the England versus Ireland game at Croke Park was something to behold.Best FilmGrosse Pointe Blank. Martin Blank …Bobby Beamer …Debbie Radio …quirky characters, a twist on the school reunion theme and a great soundtrack including the Specials, the Beat, the Clash, the Jam, David Bowie and Queen. Only found out recently that the score for Grosse Pointe Blank was actually composed by Joe Strummer, formerly of The Clash. I was tempted by John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’ or Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Moulin Rouge’ …there are a few films that you can’t ever pass up when they slip back into the Christmas schedule.Best BookJoseph Heller’s Catch-22. As an Audible ‘Master’ with currently, 1 month …4 days …20 hours …47 minutes listening time, I’ve covered many of the British and US ‘classics’, but this had me chuckling from front to back. First published in 1961, this satire on the madness of war and the excesses of bureaucracy is considered a cult classic even if I came to it late. In the same vein, I must offer a shout out to Scott Sigler – the American science fiction and horror author who introduced me to the notion of a Galactic Football League. Think I’ve now read all that he has to offer.Best AppStrava. At I’m at the stage in life when / where weekend Lycra is the order of the day given most weekends …as such, an avid user of THE cycling, running, walking and swimming tracking app. As their strapline says …designed by athletes, for athletes …that makes me an athlete. Although I’ve now moved across to a Wahoo Elemnt cycling computer to help me track my every move, Strava persists as the central repository for the raft of my sweatier pursuits. I never thought I’d care so much about the ‘elevation’ (ft gained = hills ridden). SBC Roundtable: A new ‘Pace’ for live cricket trading July 8, 2020 Share Paddy Power to reopen English & Irish betting shops in Royal Ascot week June 10, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Submit Irish bookmakers demand clarity on reopening orders June 17, 2020last_img read more

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