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Posted February 16, 2011
The Haitian Football Federation told CONCACAF that it can no longer field a team at the confederation's Under-17 championships in Montego Bay, Jamaica, because of an illness that has struck members of its squad.
|Haiti's football team.|
The team said Tuesday night it will return to Haiti as soon as possible.
Haiti lost its tournament opener on Monday 3-1 to Costa Rica and was scheduled to face El Salvador on Wednesday. Because of Haiti's withdrawal, El Salvador will be awarded a 3-0 win.
That match was to be the first of a doubleheader at Jarrett Park.
Canada is also competing at the tournament, but is playing ina different group.
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