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Football: Anton Nelson (S LVI) represents Cayman Islands in FIFA U20 World Cup qualifier

Wednesday 10 September 2014

Anton Nelson (S  LVI) represented the Cayman Islands in Willemstad, Curaçao (part of the Dutch Antilles in the southern Caribbean) in Group D of the Concacaf Under-20 (men’s) football tournament. 

Played between 30th July and 3rd August, this is a qualifier for the FIFA Under-20 World Cup which will take place in New Zealand in 2015. 

Despite winning two of their three games (including impressive victories over Anguilla and hosts Curaçao, a physically impressive team consisting of a number of professionals playing in Holland), the Cayman Islands failed to advance due to an inferior goal difference. 

Prior to the competition, a large group of hopeful Caymanian triallists was reduced to a squad of 22 and put through their paces during several weeks of intense training. Anton was the youngest player in the competition, still aged only 16 for the first match, but he got more game time than any other Caymanian outfield player. He scored one goal in the win over Anguilla. 

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