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Jamaica face Panama next month

Published:Tuesday | October 6, 2015 | 10:00 AMMarc Stamp

The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) will charge the same monies for tickets for the upcoming CONCACAF FIFA World Cup Qualifying game against Panama on Friday, November 13, at the National Stadium, starting at 9 p.m.

In the previous round against Nicaragua, the JFF had charged $6,500 for grandstand category one, $5,500 for grandstand category two and $1,200 for the bleachers section.

After the opening game in Round Four of the qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the Reggae Boyz are scheduled to play Haiti next, away on November 17; then Costa Rica on March 25, 2016, at home; again against Costa Rica away four days later; Panama away on September 2, 2016; and then host Haiti on September 6, 2016.

After the completion of the round, the top-two teams will advance to the final round, set to run from November 11, 2016 to October 10, 2017.

Six teams will play in the final round, and after a home-and-away series, the top-three countries will qualify for the World Cup, while the fourth-place team will be

involved in a play-off for another spot.

Reggae Boyz head coach Winfried Sch‰fer will miss the first two games in Round Four because of a suspension handed down by FIFA's disciplinary committee.

That means the German coach will not be allowed on the sidelines in the games next month. He was also ordered to pay a fine of US$5,150 for a charge of unsporting behaviour against a match official in the previous round against Nicaragua on September 8.

Lance Laing and Upston Edwards were banned for four games apiece. The players were charged for using offensive language and gestures against a match official in the same encounter. Both players were also ordered to pay US$5,150 apiece.