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Canada and Jamaica end droughts
February 23rd, 2011 11:27PM

TAGS:  canada, u-17 world cup


[CONCACAF UNDER-17 CHAMPIONSHIP] Canada qualified for the Under-17 World Cup for the first time since 1995 and host Jamaica advanced for only the second time and first since 1999 with quarterfinal wins Wednesday at the Concacaf Under-17 Championship in Montego Bay.

Christopher Nanco and Keven Aleman gave Canada an early and it cruised to a 2-0 victory over Trinidad & Tobago.

Aleman was one of seven players from the Toronto FC academy program in the Canada U-17 player pool.

Jason Wright scored both goals to give Jamaica a 2-1 victory over Honduras and a berth in Friday's semifinals against the USA.

Canada faces Panama in the other semifinal.

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