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FOOTBALL: Jamaica's U-23 team now in Dom Rep for Olympic qualifiers

Published:Tuesday | June 23, 2015 | 6:25 AMRobert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's men’s Olympic football team departed the island yesterday to participate in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) qualifiers in the Dominican Republic intent on a historic berth in the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.

The under-23 team will have to top Group Three in order to advance to the final round of the CFU series to be held in August.

The top two Caribbean teams will qualify for the CONCACAF tournament in October.

The final 20-man squad was selected last weekend after several training camps.

Jamaica will tackle St Lucia on June 24, then host the Dominican Republic four days later.

The group winner will advance to the next round.

Head coach Miguel Coley will join the squad following his trip to the Copa America in Chile with the senior team.