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Reggae Boyz Worldcup Dreams turn to Nightmare – despite blanking Canada 3-0 in qualifier

Posted by Dresonic on November 20, 2008

Striker Luton Shelton (left) rounds Canada’s goalkeeper, Lars Hirschfield, on the way to scoring Jamaica’s first goal during the CONCACAF World Cup qualifier at the National Stadium last night. The Reggae Boyz won, 3-0. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)

Jamaica crashed out of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Finals last night despite registering their biggest victory (3-0) over Canada in the CONCACAF penultimate round qualifiers at the National Stadium last night.

Luton Shelton, Marlon King and Omar Cummings registered strikes for the Reggae Boyz, but they needed to have won by seven clear goals to advance to the final phase of the CONCACAF qualifiers, starting next February and running through to October.

Honduras won their match against a struggling Mexico to top the group on 12 points, ahead of Mexico on 10, the same as Jamaica. However, Mexico advance on a superior goal difference of +3, to Jamaica’s 0.

Canada remained rooted at the foot of the four-team Group Two on two points.

Only two teams advance to the next phase, which will comprise six teams, with the top three advancing to South Africa, and the fourth place team entering a dreaded home and away play-off with the fifth place team from the powerful South America region.

Jamaica opened the scoring in the 28th minute when Shelton latched onto a through pass from Demar Phillips and he rounded goalkeeper Lars Hirschfield before slotting home to take Jamaica into the break with a slender lead, in what was less than an impressive first 45 minutes for the team needing to win big.

King added to Jamaica’s tally on 57 minutes when he converted a penalty kick after Phillips was tripped up inside the penalty box, and substitute Cummings added a third in the 85th minute when defensive stalwart Ian Goodison overlapped on the left side and centred for the Colorado striker to slide home.

But from long before the third goal, it was clearly a matter of too little, too late, and there are many who would believe that former Brazilian technical director Rene Simoes would have left a legacy far less memorable than he did in the 1998 campaign.

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New Hit Single from Rugu Nation – Versatyle & Price

Posted by Dresonic on April 21, 2008

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Reggae Boyz lift Cup

Posted by Dresonic on February 22, 2007

HONG KONG (AFP) – Jamaica’s Olympic team beat their Chinese counterparts 5-4 on penalties to lift the Lunar New Year Cup after a goalless 120 minutes in the final yesterday.

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Goalkeeper Allien Whittaker was the hero, saving two spot-kicks as former China coach Bora Milutinovic masterminded another surprise victory in the international friendly tournament.

Milutinovic became the first coach to win the tournament for a second time, having been successful with Nigeria in 1998.
The 62-year-old Serbian, who has taken Mexico, United States, Costa Rica and Nigeria to the second round of the World Cup, was delighted with the under-23 team’s success.
“I’m so happy for the Jamaican team. The whole of Jamaica can celebrate this win,” he said.

“The Jamaicans really tried their best and I am so happy for many of the players who have never played abroad before. It was important to win this tournament.”

In a lacklustre final which produced few bright moments, China had the better game and looked more dangerous in attack, but failed to find the back of the net against a stubborn Jamaican defence.

Jamaica started the penalty shootout poorly when Nicholy Finlayson missed his effort, but his team-mates buried their next five kicks.

China’s Dai Qinhua and Wan Houliang both had their spot-kicks saved by Whittaker before Donovan Davis tapped in to start the Jamaican celebrations.

China coach Ratomir Dujkovic was disappointed but hoped his team, vilified over the notorious brawl which overshadowed a visit to England this month, will have more luck at next year’s Beijing Olympics.

“We have to get this behind us and look forward to the future. Hopefully we will get more luck. Luck played a major part tonight,” said Dujkovic, who is also a Serb. Read the rest of this entry »

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