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2017 CONCACAF Men's U-17 Championship: Canada signs off with a win; Costa Rica and Cuba through to Classification Stage

Group B is settled, and Costa Rica and Cuba are on their way to the next round of the tournament.

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A Jonathan David brace gave Canada a farewell win over Suriname in its last game of the 2017 CONCACAF Men's U-17 Championship. David scored a goal in each half as Canada concluded a frustrating tournament - it was eliminated by back-to-back 2-1 losses - with three points.

The 2-0 win for Canada eliminated Suriname, for whom the high point of the competition was its 1-1 draw with Cuba in its opening game. Suriname didn't get another goal or point in the tournament.

The Canada-Suriname result meant there wasn't a great deal to play for in the final game in Group B. Both Costa Rica and Cuba knew they were through to the Classification Stage before they kicked off. Cuba fell behind to an own goal in the first half, but squared the game early in the second. Los Ticos, however, struck twice in three minutes, midway through the second half - and closed out a 3-1 win.

Costa Rica moves on to Group E of the Classification Stage, where it will have to play Panama and, most likely, Mexico. Cuba will be regarded as the underdog in Group D, where it will face Honduras and the USA. The top two teams from each Classification Stage group qualify for the U-17 World Cup. The first games of the next round will be played on May 1.