Puerto Rico to battle Haiti in CFU Boys’ U-14 Challenge Series final
Published on 28 August 2021
Puerto Rico qualifies to the CFU Boys’ Under 14 Challenge Series final against Haiti. (Photo: CFU Media)
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (August 28, 2021)—Puerto Rico defeated St. Kitts 2-0 in the final group stage match of the 2020 CFU Boys’ Challenge Series on Saturday to book their spot in Sunday’s final against Haiti.
Haiti advanced to the final after finishing at the top of Tier 1-A point standings with 10 points from three wins and a draw. Puerto Rico, meanwhile, bested the rest in Tier 1-B with seven points from two wins, a draw and a loss.
The Tier II final derby, also on Sunday, will feature Bonaire and Aruba. Both teams finished the group stage with identical records of two wins, one draw and the same goals for, 12, and goals against, 2, for seven points. The final positon in the group, which put Bonaire at the top, was decided by a coin toss.
The US Virgin Islands, with three points, and Turks and Caicos Islands, 0, complete the Tier II standings.
The Tier 1-A standings are Haiti 10; Curacao 9; Dominican Republic 4; and Grenada 0. Puerto Rico led Tier 1-B with seven points ahead of Jamaica 5 and St. Kitts and Nevis 4.
Sunday’s Tier II game begins at 1:30 while the final kicks off at 5:30 pm. Both matches are at Feliz Sanchez Olympic Stadium.
Both Haiti and Puerto Rico will have the chance to lift both the boys’ and girls’ trophies, as the Girls’ Under-14 finals is between the young Les Grenadiers and the Boricuas. That match is at 3:30 pm, while Aruba and Turks and Caicos Islands will play the final Tier II game at 11:30 am.