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Menzies shuffles pack for Australia clash

Published:Tuesday | June 18, 2019 | 1:28 PM
Jamaica's Reggae Girlz in their training session at Stade Eugene Thenard in Grenoble, France yesterday, ahead of today's final Group C match, against Australia, in the FIFA Women's World Cup at the Stade des Alpes this afternoon.
Jamaica's Reggae Girlz in their training session at Stade Eugene Thenard in Grenoble, France yesterday, ahead of today's final Group C match, against Australia, in the FIFA Women's World Cup at the Stade des Alpes this afternoon.

Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz will be hoping for a miracle as they face off against No. 6 ranked team Australia today at the Stade des Alpes in Grenoble, France. After suffering two consecutive defeats to Brazil and Italy and conceding a collective eight goals, Hue Menzies’ Girlz are hoping to turn around their fortune in France with aim for an ever-shrinking chance at a knock-out berth.

Challenged with the task of making the improbable a reality, Menzies names his line-up for the match up against the Matildas with four changes from the team that lost to Italy.

Surprisingly, reliable custodian Sydney Schneider is relegated to the bench in favour of Nicole McClure. Matthews sees a return to the starting line-up after missing out on the Italy match, with Tiffany Cameron and Toriana Patterson also getting the nod. These changes come at the expense of Havana Solaun, Chinyelu Asher and Olufolasade Adamolekun.

Jamaica’s starting line-up:

1. Nicole McClure

2. Sashana Campbell

3. Konya Plummer

4. Allyson Swaby

5. Deneisha Blackwood

6. Chantelle Swaby

7. Khadija Shaw

8. Toriana Patterson

9. Mireya Grey

10. Cheyna Matthews

11. Tiffany Cameron

The match kicks off this afternoon at 2 p.m.