The last time Canada sent a team to the FIFA Under-17 World Cup, Sigma FC's Chris Nanco was not even born yet.
But if there was pressure to end that string of futility, it didn't phase Nanco and the other members of Canada's national team who defeated Trinidad & Tobago 2-0 Wednesday to qualify for this summer's World Cup in Mexico.
It fell, quite literally, to Nanco to give Canada the boost it needed. In the 15th minute, the member of Sigma's B2 squad headed a ball from a long throw-in past the Trinidadian goalkeeper for a 1-0 lead. It was a lead Canada would not relinquish.
Canada went on to win the match 2-0 and advance to a semi-final showdown with Panama. But more importantly, it meant that Canada would be one of four qualifiers from the CONCACAF region to play in the World Cup slated for Mexico in July.
The top four teams from the 12-country CONCACAF qualifier, which covers North and Central America and the Caribbean, move on to the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Mexico from June 18 to July 10.