The Reggae Boyz completed their first match with a loss after the sacking of Theodore “Tappa” Whitmore. The team which was managed by Paul Hall ended with Jamaica failing to score in the friendly encounter while Peru found the back of the net three times.
All three goals from Peru came in the second half of the match after the first half ended 0-0.
The match was played in Peru at the Estadio Nacional de Lima.
Watch the match highlights below.
Jamaica’s squad for the match included Dwayne Miller, Jeadine White, Amal Knight, Damion Lowe, Richard King, Jamoi Topey, Javain Brown, Kemar Lawrence, Je-Vaughn Watson, Kevon Lambert, Tevin Shaw, Ramone Howell, Devon Williams, Peter Lee Vassell, Lamar Walker, Alex Marshall, Dwayne Atkinson, Deshane Beckford, Kaheem Parris, Devonte Campbell, Jourdain Fletcher, Cory Burke, Oquassa Chong.
Head coach Paul Hall will be in charge of the reggae Boyz for the duration of this World Cup Qualifying cycle.
Jamaica now has 6 more remaining games to play, 2 matches away and the other 4 at home. The next match will be vs Mexico on January 27th.
As it relates to the World Cup Qualifying hopes, the Reggae Boyz is at 6th place in the team standings with 7 points behind Costa Rica with 9, Panama and Mexico with 14, The United States with 15 and Canada who leads the group with 16 points.
At the bottom of the table are El Salvador and Honduras with 6 and 3 points respectively. Following the remaining games in the qualifiers, the top 3 teams will qualify automatically to the World Cup Finals, while the team in 4th position will gain an opportunity to qualify for the competition by way of an intercontinental playoff.
See Jamaica’s upcoming fixtures below.
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