Panama and Canada book places
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Hosts Panama will meet Canada in the semi-finals of the CONCACAF U-17 Tournament after both sides won their respective quarter-finals 4-2 to book their place at the FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013.

The remaining two spots will depend on the results of the other quarter-finals, with Mexico facing Guatemala and the United States playing Honduras.

Panama from behind
The hosts had to come from behind to overcome Trinidad and Tobago in their quarter-final. Trinidad opened the scoring but Panama responded in kind, with Jesus Araya, Luis Zuniga and Ismael Diaz putting the result beyond doubt in spite of a late consolation.

They will be appearing at their second FIFA U-17 World Cup, after making their inaugural appearance at the finals in Mexico in 2011.

Canada pegged back
The Canucks also had to come from behind after Jamaica opened the scoring through Khallil Stewart after just five minutes. Canada responded through Andrew Gordon but Stewart put his side ahead once more just before the interval. Les Rouges then went on to hit three goals without reply, with Hanson Boakai, Gordon and Jordan Hamilton all grabbing goals in the second half.

Canada are no strangers to the FIFA U-17 World Cup and will be making their sixth appearance at UAE 2013.