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Girlz in T&T for CFU Finals

Published:Tuesday | August 19, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica's senior Reggae Girlz are in Trinidad and Tobago for the finals of Caribbean qualifiers for the 2015 FIFA World Cup, to be held in June 2015 in Canada.

The Jamaicans are drawn alongside Puerto Rico, Haiti, Bermuda, while the other group consists of Trinidad and Tobago, St Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, and Martinique.

The Reggae Girlz had a successful training camp in Miami, which was organised along with the Jamaica Football Federation by the Reggae Girlz ambassador, Cedella Marley.

In Florida, they played two practice matches and had a series of training sessions both on the field and in the gymnasium.

Jamaica play their first game against Puerto Rico on August 19.

The zone winners and the two runner-up teams from both groups will proceed to the CONCACAF qualifiers to be held in the United States of America (USA) in October.

The four teams from the Caribbean Football Union will join Mexico, USA, Costa Rica, and Guatemala to decide the top three qualifiers from CONCACAF.

A fourth qualifier will emerge from a play-off against a team from CONMEBOL (South American Confederation).

The Reggae Girlz are under the guidance of senior head coach Merron Gordon and assistant coach Wendell Downswell.