Reggae Boyz to play Saudi Arabia

September 26, 2017
@Normal:Jamaica senior men's football team head coach Theodore 'Tappa' Whitmore (right) relays instructions to his players in a Reggae Boyz training session.

 

Jamaica's Reggae Boyz will play against Saudi Arabia at the King Fahd International Stadium, also called Pearl of Stadiums, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 7.

This will be the fourth meeting between the teams. Jamaica played Saudi Arabia three times before, winning one, losing one and drawing the other between 1998 and 99.

The JFF said it would this week be announcing a squad for the game which will be played in a FIFA window.

Jamaica Football Federation President Michael Ricketts said the game was part of his intention to attract high-quality matches for Jamaica's national senior team.

 

Rebuilding

 

"This level of opposition provides an opportunity for the players and technical team to continue the rebuilding of a successful Reggae Boyz team," said Ricketts.

National senior team coach Theodore Whitmore also welcomed the game.

"I anticipate a highly competitive fixture which is excellent for our plans moving forward," he said.

Saudi Arabia have already qualified for 2018 FIFA World Cup along with Iran, Japan, Korea Republic as the Asian representatives in Russia. The country finished second in their Group behind Japan. Saudi Arabia qualified in 1994; 1998; 2002 and 2006 for the FIFA World Cup although they missed out of the 2010 and 2014 editions in South Africa and Brazil.

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