FIFA U-17 World Championship Trinidad and Tobago 2001

FIFA U-17 World Championship Trinidad and Tobago 2001

26 October - 17 November

FIFA U-17 World Championship 2001

Late heroics give Costa Rica berth in FIFA U-17 World Championship

Costa Rica dramatically grabbed the final qualification spot for the FIFA Under-17 World Championship, defeating Haiti 1:0 on a 90th-minute goal to capture the Group B qualifying tournament in the CONCACAF Under-17 Junior Competition.

Needing to defeat Haiti to assure passage to Trinidad & Tobago, site of September's world finals, Costa Rica struggled to break down a Haiti side which had allowed seven goals to Mexico in their previous match in the round-robin in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

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