CONCACAF Olympic qualifier: Cayman looks for big win versus Haiti

Cayman’s Jabari Campbell, blue and red, in action during the 2-2 draw with Guatemala.

The Cayman Islands had a chance at Olympic qualification when it played against Haiti on Sunday night at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex – hours after the Compass’s press deadline.

Cayman had to beat Haiti by multiple goals to win the group and move on in the qualification process. Compass journalists will attend the Cayman-Haiti match, and results will be reported on and in Tuesday’s print newspaper.

Haiti defeated Grenada by a 2‑0 margin in its Olympic football qualifying match on Friday night. Grenada beat Cayman by a 1‑0 score in the first game of the group on Wednesday.

The winner of the group will play next against Barbados for a shot at being one of the final eight CONCACAF teams vying for Tokyo 2020.

The United States, Mexico and Canada have qualified for the final eight out of North America, and Costa Rica, Honduras and El Salvador have qualified from Central America. The winner of St. Kitts and Nevis versus the Dominican Republic will also claim a spot in the final eight.

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