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Mariappa leading Reggae Boyz in friendly match against Chile

Published:Friday | May 27, 2016 | 6:33 PM
Marrriappa. He is joined in the defence of the Reggae Boyz starting line-up by goalkeeper Ryan Thompson, Jermaine Taylor, Kemar Lawrence and Michael Hector.

Defender Adrian Mariappa is leading the Reggae Boyz team now facing hosts Chile at Estadio Sausalito in Viña del Mar in a friendly match. 

Mariappa is joined in the defence of the Reggae Boyz starting line-up by goalkeeper Ryan Thompson, Jermaine Taylor, Kemar Lawrence and Michael Hector.

Je-Vaughn Watson, Garath McCleary, Lee Williamson and Giles Barnes are in midfield while Dever Orgill and Clayton Donaldson are the strikers. 

The third-ranked Chile, under new manager Juan Antonio Pizzi, have been very inconsistent recently and will be hoping for a good result against the Jamaicans.

In South American World Cup qualifying Chile lost recently to Uruguay and Argentina before defeating Venezuela. 

The Reggae Boyz were the invited team for last year's edition of Copa America in Chile, but lost all three matches by 1-nil scorelines.

Coach Winfried Schafer will be hoping for an improved showing in the tournament this time.

Like Jamaica, Chile are preparing for the Copa Centenario tournament and today's clash with the Reggae Boyz is the last warm-up before they play Argentina, Bolivia, and Panama in the tournament in June.

Jamaica will take on Venezuela, Mexico and Uruguay in the Copa America Centenario.