Reggae Girlz draw Canada in Group B of Qualifiers

September 05, 2018
From left: Jamaica's Jadyn Matthews, Deneisha Blackwood, Konya Plummer (captain) and Giselle Washington celebrate after winning the CONCACAF Caribbean Women's Championship.
Khadija Shaw of Jamaica (left) outmuscles Cuban defender Yarisleidy Mena Novo, on her way to scoring Jamaica's second goal in their CONCACAF Caribbean Women's World Cup Qualifier at the National Stadium on Sunday. Jamaica won 6-1.

Jamaica senior women's team, the Reggae Girlz, will play Canada, Costa Rica and Cuba in the group stage of the CONCACAF Women's Championship, the final stage of World Cup qualifiers in the United States next month.

The Reggae Girls breezed through the Caribbean round last week with victories of 9-0 (against Antigua and Barbuda), 4-0 (against Bermuda), 4-1 (against Trinidad and Tobago), and 6-1(against Cuba).

The girls are scheduled to play their games in Edinburg, Texas between October 4 and 10.

Number one ranked team in the region, USA, will play in Group A with Mexico, Panama and Trinidad and Tobago in Cary, North Carolina.

The semi-finals are scheduled for October 14 in Frisco, Texas, where the third-place game and championship will take place three days later.

The semi-final winners and third-place winner qualify for the 24-nation field at the World Cup, to be played from June 7 to July 7 2019. The third-place loser advances to a home-and-away playoff against Argentina for another berth.

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