30-year-old forward Nigel Hasselbink, who plays with Israeli Beni Sakhnin and the cousin of famous striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbink, had a big share in Suriname’s 3-0 win.
The other strikes came with the names of Roland Alberg, Florian Josephson and the Orban François Kroos, who scored as his goal.
National coach Dean Gori has selected several players with a history in the Eredivisie qualifying for the World Cup in Suriname. For example, Ramon Lewin, Shaquille Pinas, Ryan Dunk, Warner Hahn, Damil Dunkerloi, Kelvin Leardam and Dion Malone are part of the team.
Suriname is located in Group B in the CONCACAF region, where 35 countries from North and Central America and countries from the Caribbean compete for three places in the World Cup in Qatar next year. In addition to Aruba and the Cayman Islands, the other countries in the Suriname group are also Canada and Bermuda. Canada is expected to be the strongest opponent in the group.
The road to Qatar is long and arduous. Only the group winner qualifies for the next round, as one of the five other group winners awaits in a double match. The winners of those fights will meet the most important countries in the CONCACAF region in the final round: Mexico, the United States, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Honduras. Then a perfect competition follows. The top three countries will go directly to Qatar, and the fourth seed will play a transcontinental play-off match.
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