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'We are here to win'

Published:Sunday | July 26, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Austin

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania:

WHEN THEY tackle Mexico in the CONCACAF Gold Cup football final at Lincoln Financial Field this afternoon, Jamaica's Reggae Boyz have one goal: to win.

"We're going into the final to win it," Jamaican captain Rodolph Austin said on the eve of the championship game.

"It's our final game, we've to go out there and do our best. We want to go home with the trophy, that's our aim and that's what we're looking forward to," he added.

The Jamaicans are in the final for the first time, having made it to the semis twice before; in 1993 when they finished joint third and 1998.

Mexico have won the title at six of the 12 previous tournaments and Jamaica, the only group winners left in the competition, are hungry to close the deal.

"As you can see in every game we play we're very hungry, there's no doubt about that," said Austin. "I believe in my teammates and I believe in the team and each player believes in each player. We just have to go out there and play good football, work hard for each other and execute on our chances and defend as well as we've been doing."

- A.B.