USA join trio in qualifying for India

USA followed Costa Rica, Honduras, and Mexico in qualifying for the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 after a 6-2 victory over Cuba at the CONCACAF U-17 Championship in Panama City.

Building on Wednesday’s 3-0 win over Honduras, the Americans proved too strong for their Cuban opponents on Friday. With the win, USA also earned their spot in Sunday’s continental final after finishing top of their Classification Stage group.

Victories over hosts Panama in each of their opening Classification Stage matches were enough for Costa Rica and Mexico to secure their spots at India 2017. Mexico then claimed top spot in their group after beating Costa Rica 6-1 on Friday evening to set up a final meeting with the Stars and Stripes.

Honduras, meanwhile, booked their ticket for India after a 7-1 victory over Cuba in their opening Classification Stage game on Monday.

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