National ballers off to compete at the World Cup Qualifiers

The Cayman Islands national football team are off to play their first matches in the World Cup Qualifiers.

A squad of 14 players left the Owen Roberts International Airport Saturday morning, to arrive in Suriname, where they will play their first away Group B match on 24 March.

According to Cayman Islands Football Association, more players will be joining the team before the first match is played.

Cayman Compass reported CIFA will be spending an estimated $214,000 to accommodate travel costs, stay-over, stadium rental, player wages and much more. 

After playing the home team in Suriname, the Cayman Islands will kickoff against Canada who are ranked 73, in Bradenton, Florida, Sunday, 28 March.

The game between Suriname and the Cayman Islands will take place at the Dr. Franklin Essed Stadion in Paramaribo, Suriname; starting at 5:00pm Wednesday.

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