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FOOTBALL: Slim World Cup 2014 chance for Reggae Boyz
2013-09-11 13:43:44 | (0 Comments)
Panama have given Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz a slim hope of qualifying for the Brazil 2014 World Cup after a stoppage time goal allowed them a 2-2 away tie with their Central American rivals Honduras in a late CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying game last night.
Jermaine 'Tuffy' Anderson walks through the crowed after the Jamaica vs Costa Rica match at the National Stadium last night. – File
The Reggae Boyz’ hopes of qualifying looked over earlier after they earned a 1-1 home tie against Costa Rica in a must-win game at the National Stadium.
However, with the Panama-Honduras match failing to produce a winner, it means that Jamaica still have a mathematical chance to finish in fourth spot.
The team that finishes in fourth place will now need to win a home-and-away series against the winner of Oceania, New Zealand, to secure a berth in next year's World Cup.
The top three teams qualify directly for Brazil and the USA and Costa Rica secured qualification last night.
For Jamaica to earn the play-off spot, the Reggae Boyz will have to win their remaining two games against the USA and Honduras to finish on 10 points.
However, the Reggae Boyz will need Mexico and Panama to draw when they face off on October 11 and then both teams will have to lose their final game on October 15.
The Reggae Boyz’ remaining games are away to the USA on October 11 and home against Honduras on October 15.
With the draw last night, the Reggae Boyz climbed to four points but remained bottom of the six-team table with two matches to go.
Costa Rica moved to 15 points but slipped to second position as the United States beat Mexico 2-0 at the Columbus Crew Stadium to take a one-point lead.
Honduras are in third spot on 11 points, followed by Panama and Mexico on eight points each.
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