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Webb: Caribbean pro league can boost WCup chances

FIFA V-P Webb targets Caribbean pro league to help boost World Cup qualifying prospects

Webb: Caribbean pro league can boost WCup chances

CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb says Caribbean football needs a regional professional league to help countries qualify for the World Cup, and an expert group will study options.

Webb says "we have so much talent in the region and the game needs a professional league and a professional approach."

No English-speaking Caribbean country will play at the 2014 World Cup, and only Jamaica (1998) and Trinidad and Tobago (2006) have ever qualified.

Webb says "let's not make it another 100 years that perhaps we get (only) this level of success."

The FIFA Vice President says he will appoint a task force at this week's CONCACAF meeting in his native Cayman Islands.

Keynote speakers include FIFA's secretary general Jerome Valcke and Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber.