Reggae Boyz beaten by Saudi Arabia 0-3

Jamaica’s National Football team played against Saudi Arabia moments ago with kick-off time being 11:30 AM Jamaican time, however, Jamaican football lovers went into the afternoon feeling dejected.

The Boyz from Jamaica were down one goal after just 10 minutes into the match.

Saudi Arabia followed up with another goal one minute before half time and managed to secure their third goal in the 77th minute.

Despite having almost even possession of the ball Jamaica was unable to take a shot on target while Arabia had six shots on target, See match stats below.

This was the first of two international friendlies that the reggae Boyz will play while in Saudi Arabia. The next match will take place at the same stadium which is the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium, match time will be 11:30 am Jamaica time.

The match is scheduled for this Tuesday, November 17th.

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The Reggae Boyz, coached by Theodore Whitmore now ranks at 48th position in the world Fifa Rankings as of 2020 which is an improvement on their 56th spot back in 2019.

While on the other hand, Saudi Arabia is ranked 67th in the world hence this result was a surprise to many people around the world, now we will of to wait on see what the next result will be.

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Jamaica’s highest Fifa Ranking was back in 1998 when they qualified for the world cup, they ranked 27th then while on the other hand, the Boyz lowest ranking was 2008 when they dell to 116th spot.

Earlier in the year, we reported that the Bob Marley Foundation, which is led by Cedella Marley, engaged in a partnership with the (JFF) or Jamaica Football Federation.

This partnership is aimed at assisting with the marketing and sponsorship generation for the Reggae Boyz, which is the national men’s team.  They are now preparing to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Michael Ricketts the JFF president revealed that the JFF had been speaking with Cedella, and she expressed an interest in helping the organization to do more marketing of Jamaica’s football on the “international stage” in order to attract corporate entities and sponsors.

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