CU17 Preview: April 21, 2017 (Group A)
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Panama (pictured) trains ahead of hosting the CONCACAF Under-17 Championship, which opens on April 21, 2017, in Panama City. (Photo:Federación Panameña de Fútbol)

2017 CONCACAF UNDER-17 CHAMPIONSHIP
Panama
April 21 – May 7, 2017

APRIL 21, 2017
Estadio Maracana – El Chorrillo, Panama City, Panama 

GROUP A
Curacao v Haiti, 7:30 p.m. ET
First-ever CU17 meeting 

Caribbean Qualifying, Semifinals
September 23, 2016: Ato Boldon Stadium -- Couva, Trinidad & Tobago
Haiti 3, Curacao 1
Steeve Selso Saint-Duc 14’; Steeve Mondestin 71’ pen; Louidon Casseus 88’ / Luchenthly Vrutaal 11’ pen

Haiti

  • Previous Appearances: 6-2001, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2015
  • All-Time Record: 3W 3D 12L 15GF 47GA
  • Best Finish: Final Round group winner (2007)
  • Qualification Method: Champion, Caribbean
  • Qualification Record: 7W 1D 0L 32GF 3GA
  • Qualification Results: 3-0 win v Puerto Rico; 10-0 win v Aruba; 4-2 win v Cayman Islands; 2-0 win v Trinidad & Tobago; 0-0 draw v Jamaica; 5-0 win v Bermuda; 3-1 win v Curacao (semifinal); 5-0 win v Cuba (final)
  • Qualifying Scorers: Steeve Selso Saint-Duc (12 goals); Nael Wellofky Elysee (7); Steeve Mondestin (4); Luidon Casseus, Danley Jean Jacques, own-goal in favor of (2); Ivenson Basquin, Brismax Louis Kelly Clerge, Pierre Andre Sainvius (1)
  • Defeated Cuba, 5-0, in Caribbean under-17 qualifying final (Steeve Mondestin 36’ pen; Steeve Selso Saint-Duc 55’; Danley Jean Jacques 63’; Louidon Casseus 78’; Nael Wellofky Elysee 90’+2
  • FIFA U-17 World Cup Appearances: 1-2007 

Curacao (formerly competed as Netherlands Antilles)

  • Previous Appearances: 5-1985, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996
  • All-Time Record: 2W 2D 12L 12GF 50GA
  • Best Finish: never advanced past first round
  • Qualification Method: 4th place, Caribbean
  • Qualification Record: 3W 2D 3L 19GF 11GA
  • Qualification Results: 4-2 win v Dominican Republic; 10-0 win v Saint-Martin; 0-0 draw v Guadeloupe; 1-2 loss v Cuba; 3-1 win v Suriname; 0-0 draw v Guadeloupe; 1-3 loss v Haiti (semifinal); 0-3 loss v Jamaica (3rd place match)
  • Qualifying Scorers: Nathan Bernadina (8 goals); Shurendric Frasinet (6); Luchenthly Vrutaal (3); Richajier Oleana, own-goal in favor of (1)
  • FIFA U-17 World Cup Appearances: 0

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Panama v Honduras, 10:00 p.m. ET
Honduras leads CU17 series: 2W-0D-0L (9GF, 2GA)

Last CU17 meeting: November 2, 1994 (Santa Ana, El Salvador) – Honduras 5, Panama 2

Panama

  • Previous Appearances: 7-1985, 1991, 1992, 1994, 2011, 2013, 2015
  • All-Time Record: 12W 2D 14L 45GF 66GA
  • Best Finish: Runner-up-1 (2013)
  • Qualification Method: Host
  • Unbeaten in 8 of last 11 CU17 games (7W-1D-3L)
  • Fell 1-2 to Mexico in 2013 CU17 final … didn’t advance beyond group stage in 2015
  • FIFA U-17 World Cup Appearances: 2-2011, 2013

Honduras

  • Previous Appearances: 16-1983, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015
  • All-Time Record: 18W 15D 29L 75GF 108GA
  • Best Finish: Runner-up-1 (2015)
  • Qualification Method: 2nd place, Central America
  • Qualification Record: 2W 0D 2L 7GF 7GA
  • Qualification Results: 2-0 win v El Salvador; 3-1 win v Belize; 2-3 loss v Nicaragua; 0-3 loss v Costa Rica
  • Qualifying Scorers: Patrick Palacios (2 goals); Jose Canaca, David Cardona, Kenneth Martinez, Carlos Mejia, Luis Enrique Palma (1)
  • Fell 0-3 to Mexico in 2015 CU17 final
  • FIFA U-17 World Cup Appearances: 4-2007, 2009, 2013, 2015

 

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