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Vincy Heat open second round against Soca Warriors


St Vincent and the Grenadines’ senior men’s football team Vincy Heat will open its second round, Group 6 match of the Caribbean Football Union Cup against Trinidad and Tobago’s Soca Warriors at the Dwight Yorke Stadium in Bacolet, Tobago, on November 14.{{more}}

The Vincentians and the Trinidadians meet in the night’s capper after Suriname and Cuba meet.

Vincy Heat play their second match on November 16 versus Cuba, the first of the double header.

That night, Trinidad and Tobago engage Suriname.

Vincy Heat’s final match in the second round will be against Suriname on November 18, followed by the Trinidad and Tobago versus Cuba encounter.

The other group that will be played simultaneously in Grenada involves Guyana, Haiti, French Guyana and the host.

SVG earned a place in this phase of the competition after placing second behind Guyana in Group 2, in St Lucia in October.

The top two finishers from each group will qualify for the eight-team Caribbean Cup finals in Antigua and Barbuda, December 2 to 16.

Already through to the December finals are Antigua and Barbuda, defending champions Jamaica, Martinique and the Dominican Republic.

The four semi-finalists qualify for the CONCACAF Gold Cup to be held in the USA.

Apart from the four Caribbean qualifiers, the USA, defending champion Mexico and Canada earn automatic qualification to the final.

The other five places to complete the 12-team final will be filled by the top five finishers from the Central American zone, who will gain qualification through the 2013 Copa Centroamericana competition.

The 12th edition of the gold cup will be staged from July 7 to 28. (RT)