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Kerr very disappointed

Published:Wednesday | June 17, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Argentina’s Sergio Agüero celebrates after scoring the winner against Uruguay in a Copa America Group B match yesterday. Argentina won 1-0.


JAMAICA GOALKEEPER Duwayne Kerr was a very disappointed man after his error led to their 1-0 defeat against Paraguay in their Copa America football match at Calvo y BascuÒ·n stadium yesterday.

Edgar Benitez scored for Paraguay at the 36th minute, capitalising on the huge blunder.

Seeking to launch a counter, Paraguay midfielder Victor Caceres, sitting midway his half, hit a long pass. The ball was overhit and Kerr raced from his goal area and sent a header straight at the forward.

"It caught me in two minds ... ," Kerr said of Caceras's long pass. "Maybe I should have played it to the side."

Prior to the goal, and in the first game, Kerr was outstanding and dominated his goal area well with some well-judged catches. For the second time though, he and his Jamaica teammates had an unhappy ending.

"I'm very disappointed because I think we worked harder today than the last game and I think we deserved something from the game."

must-win game

The loss left Jamaica without a point and in a must-win game against Argentina to have any chance of advancing - as one of the two best third-placed teams - to the second round. Argentina beat Uruguay 1-0 on a Sergio Ag¸ero goal to move to four points, the same as Paraguay, who got three points from the win to add to the one they earned in a 2-2 first-match draw against Argentina.

Uruguay have three points and will battle Paraguay on Saturday, the same day Jamaica play the Argentines. The top two teams from the group automatically move onto the quarter-finals.

- A.B.