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FOOTBALL: Pressure mounts on coach Whitmore
2013-06-12 06:52:45 | with audio | (0 Comments)
Melton Williams, Gleaner Writer
Theodore Whitmore - File
The pressure on Jamaica head coach Theodore Whitmore continues to grow as the Reggae Boyz collapsed to their third defeat in a row, losing 2-0 to Honduras in their World Cup qualifying match in Tegucigalpa last night.
The result means that Jamaica are facing an early elimination as they are rooted at the bottom of the six-team table on two points with four games to play.
However, although the Reggae Boyz hopes of qualifying for the World Cup Finals next year is fading, at least one football analyst thinks Whitmore should keep his job.
Clyde Juridieni says it make no sense interfering with the coaching staff at this time as he feels the Reggae Boyz will not qualify.
Oscar Garcia and Raja Rojas scored the goals for Honduras.
Jamaica played the last 14 minutes with 10 players when Adrian Mariappa was given a straight red card for a dangerous tackle.
In other CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers last night, the USA defeated Panama 2-0 in Washington, while Costa Rica and Mexico battled to a goalless draw in the Azteca.
With the victory, the USA moved atop the table with 10 points from five games, two ahead of Costa Rica and Mexico on eight points.
Honduras moved to fourth spot with seven points, while Panama slipped to fifth with six points, four points ahead of last place Jamaica.
The top three teams automatically qualify for the World Cup Finals in Brazil, while fourth place will play Oceania champions for another spot.
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