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Jamaica fails in World Cup bid after USA beats Young Reggae Boyz 5-4 on penalty

Published:Sunday | March 15, 2015 | 3:32 PM

Jamaica's under-17 football team failed in their bid to qualify for a third FIFA World Cup after losing 5-4, in sudden death penalty to the United States of America (USA), in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Sunday evening.

Alex Marshall missed in the sudden death shootout to end Jamaica’s dreams at the final hurdle.

The regular penalty shootout ended 4-4, after both teams missed a penalty each with Jahwani Hinds missing Jamaica’s third spot kick.

Earlier, both teams had played to a nil-all draw to send the game into penalties.

Meanwhile, Costa Rica booked their passage to the World Cup, after blanking Canada 3-nil.

In the championship game, Mexico blanked host Honduras 3-nil in the final game of the tournament to win the CONCACAF Under 17 title.

So the four teams to make it from CONCACAF to the 2015 Under-17 World Cup in Chile are Mexico, Honduras, Costa Rica and the United States.