Canadians enjoy home support
Posted on 21 February 2011 in FIFA U-17 World CupThere have been a number of Canadian flags in the crowd for Canada's first two matches at the 2011 CONCACAF Men's Under-17 Championship in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Canadians have been out in full support of their national U-17 team at Jarrett Park and Catherine Hall Park. With the exception of Jamaica and their home crowds, Canada has surely received the next most cheers from the stands.
"We have received good support from the Canadians that are down here on holidays," said Canadian U-17 head coach Sean Fleming. "We have enjoyed the Canadians coming to the matches and supporting our side. They have been very supportive and interested in our team."
The Canadian team is staying at a Holiday Inn resort where many Canadians are vacationing this month. The Canadian team, well identified in their Umbro casual gear, has been approached by countless fans wishing them well for the upcoming match.
There were a few dozen fans that were in the stands for the first match at Jarrett Park - an 8:0 victory over Barbados. The Canadian crowd grew - in size and voice - for the second match at Catherine Hall Park on 19 February. In that second match, Canada drew 0:0 with Honduras to secure first place in Group D.
Canada's next match is this Wednesday 23 February at the Catherine Hall Park in Montego Bay. Canada is facing Trinidad and Tobago in the quarter-final stage with a 12.00 local kickoff. The Wednesday double header is a hot ticket in town because the Canada match is followed by the Jamaica-Honduras quarter-final. The two winners will qualify for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Mexico 2011. The matches will be broadcast live on CONCACAF TV (12.00 ET / 09.00 PT).